Excerpt: First published in 1991 on the Commodore Amiga, Lemmings was an instant hit with puzzle fans and went on to massive mainstream success with numerous sequels. The game puts the player in control of a herd of up to 100 lemmings that bear no physical resemblance to the real-life rodents but do have the same wanton disregard for their lives.
Pros: Polished visuals and audio, Well suited to the PSP controls and its widescreen, Level designer with PS2 linkup and online sharing, Downloadable content already available
Cons: Difficult to design decent maps, Lacking multiplayer features
Excerpt: Sitting in a comfortable space between Xbox Live's emphasis on online play and original IP, and Wii Virtual Console's dedication to affordable classics, PlayStation Network is already poised with a promising line-up of first generation titles. To prove that the service can do retro, Sony has chosen the seminal Amiga puzzler Lemmings as a launch title for PSN.
Summary: Team 17 and SCEA have unleashed another
invasion of the lovable Lemmings on the PSP. Lemmings features the classic
gameplay and controls players have come to know and love over the years with
some cool extras. Adding a new layer of enhanced graphics, plus wi-fi and game
sharing gives the game a modern makeover with more than 100 levels in all.
Players can also create and share levels with friends and play some all-new
levels, which should add to the game's appeal.
Excerpt: Lemmings, one of the longest running puzzle franchises in video games enters the handheld market for the third time, on the PSP. The control and the visuals translate beautifully to Sony’s hardware, but most of the levels in the game are maps that fans of the series first finished fifteen years ago. Despite the many job options available to you, and the endless strategies you can implement to try and beat each level, the controls are very simple.
Summary: Despite Halo Wars developer, Ensemble Studios, disbanding earlier this year, the second downloadable content for Halo Wars has managed to fight its way onto the Xbox LIVE Marketplace with help from the game’s new developer, Robot Entertainment. The downloadable content titled “Historic Battles” contains four new maps for the title’s Skirmish mode, each of which extends the Halo Wars experience; some, more than others.
Pros: Blood River and Memorial Basin, -, -
Cons: Barrens and Glacial Ravine, 800 Microsoft Point price tag, Maps should have been included on the disc
Summary: Seit 1991 wuseln die von Psygnosis erdachten Lemminge in regelmäßigen Abständen über den Bildschirm. Nach ihrem furiosen PSP-Debüt satteln die selbstmordgefährdeten Nager jetzt auf die PlayStation 3 um.
Excerpt: Team 17 bringt die suizidgefährdeten Wuschelköpfe nun auch auf der dritten Sony-Hardware unter: Anders als bei PS2 und PSP wurde zwar das klassische Grundkonzept (fast) unverändert übernommen, nicht aber die Levels. Beim PS3-Auftritt rätselt Ihr Euch durch 40 neue Abschnitte – die sind teils reichlich knifflig, mehr hätten es aber trotzdem sein dürfen.