Lemmings And Oh No More
I'm a bit embarrassed to say this, but I'm new to the whole Lemmings thing. I never played any of them (except for Adventures of Lomax, the side-scroller spin-off), so what you're reading is a fresh perspective from a new addict. Yup. I love this game. It's kept me up until the wee hours of the morning. It's made me late for work. It's made me forget to eat. The game is really that addicting. Some of its charm comes from the wide variety of level designs. The two games included in this package, Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings, give you over 200 levels to play with. Almost every one has a completely new look and layout to it, which constantly forces you to think up new strategies. In other words, this game never gets old. But it does get frustrating. I mean, really frustrating. Part of that is due to the nature of the game: Lemmings never stops to let you think. You'll find yourself replaying many of the stages over and over (pausing countless times, killing countless Lemmings) as you attempt to figure out the exact solution the game designers had in mind. The other factor is the PS pad (both regular and analog). It doesn't lend itself well to this game at all. You can make the pad work, but if you have access to one, use the PS mouse instead. Either way though, you'll still have a blast.
Really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, addictive. A classic puzzle game series from a couple of hundred years ago brought to the PlayStation completely untarnished. If you've not played it before and don't have it on one of the 7 billion other formats it came out on, buy it. And buy a PlayStation mouse to go with it. You won't regret it.
I don't see any downside to getting this classic compilation. For starters, it's dirt cheap, and its more than 200 puzzles will keep you playing the game for months. (This game's ideal for lazy Sunday afternoons when you want a quick gaming fix.) Lemmings veterans should buy it to relive the addictive game-play, while newbies need it to see what all the fuss is about. Yes, control sucks with the joypad--until you get used to it.
This PlayStation rendition of Lemmings is actually a pretty good idea. Sure it's nothing more than a PC port-over with old-school graphics and gameplay, but it's still a lot of fun. With over 200 levels, no one can say they aren't getting their money's worth, especially when the price is so cheap. (My score is higher due to the cheap price.) I can see fans of the series as well as newbies enjoying this addictive puzzler.