Play the original Lemmings in your browser

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 5, 2007
Updated • Jul 17, 2013

I enjoyed the original Lemmings game on my Commodore Amiga 500 but lost interest when the series evolved and spin-offs like 3D Lemmings were produced. Let me explain the rules in case you never heard about Lemmings before. Your task is to complete all the levels of the game by directing enough Lemmings from the entrance of the level into the level exit. Sounds easy enough to accomplish, right?

The only thing that the Lemmings are doing on they own however is to walk, and it is your task to order them to do certain tasks to cross the obstacles of the level. Orders are for instance to block other Lemmings, dig through the soil, use parachutes to land safely or build bridges. The most important aspect is timing of course and you can change the speed that new Lemmings appear in the level which is especially useful once you have "solved" a level and only need to get the little things to the exit quickly to jump to the next level ahead.

If you need to build a large bridge for instance you could slow down the speed to make sure that no Lemming falls down a bridge that is not completely build yet. Currently 40 levels of the original game have been implemented and the author aims to create all 120 levels of the game.

Beginners should start with the Fun difficulty setting which explains all the different actions that you can assign to the Lemmings, as it acts as an introduction of sorts. Experienced users may want to start with a different difficulty setting as it is more challenging than the base difficulty level. This is great fun and should work in most browsers.

Note that you are also racing against the time to complete levels which puts additional pressure on you. So, keep an eye on the time and the goal which is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Codes are displayed for each level that you complete so that you can start off right where you ended the last gaming session. The game is making heavy use of JavaScript, so make sure it is enabled in your browser before you load the website.


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  1. jimbo said on May 6, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Anonymous you are shit. It’s a classic childhood game

  2. Anonymous said on December 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    this game is shit

  3. Tumi said on April 14, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I agree, the best childhood memories :)

  4. gnome said on June 6, 2007 at 10:01 am

    Probably the most taxing and addictive game ever created. A fantastic find!

  5. lenny said on June 6, 2007 at 2:16 am

    havnt played this in ages… i only got 10 levels on fun ??

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