Excerpt: Lemmings is the first PSP (Playstation Portable) game that Family Friendly Gaming is reviewing. For those unfamilar with lemmings, they are an animal that are known for following each other off cliffs to their own doom. This puzzle game continue that belief (whether it is accurate or not). Certain tools are available on each level, and are essential to solving it.
Excerpt: Developer - Team17 Publisher - SCEA Features 1 player Memory Stick Duo – 290KB Game Sharing Wi-Fi Compatible (Ad Hoc) Wi-Fi Compatible (Infrastructure) I can’t even remember the first time I played Lemmings as it seems that long ago. But what I do remember is getting somewhat addicted in my quest to take those little critters from point A to point B and get to the next level.
Excerpt: Lemmings is a classic puzzle game that has appeared on a number of systems over the past 15 years and is now marching onto the PSP. If you’ve never played a Lemmings game before here are the basics. Your job is to guide the Lemmings through a series of levels, getting them from the entrance to the exit. Sounds simple, right? Well complicating matters is that the levels are filled with all manners of obstacles, from simple obstructions to bottomless pits to deadly traps.
Conclusion: If you were one of the lucky few to download Lemmings when it was still cheap, consider yourself lucky. Lemmings is well worth the $2.99US/$3.99CDN it was originally at but now that the title is only available for the full premium price, there’s not enough content to justify it. Without online multiplayer competition or the ability to customize and share your own levels, there’s just not enough substance to warrant the premium price.
Excerpt: That lovable and addictive puzzle game from years gone by is back -- now on the PSP. All of what you loved the original game for is there -- in fact, all of the original levels are included, along with a slew of new ones. However, the style of the graphics has been updated; the levels still play in a 2D manner, but the graphics are, in fact, 3D.
Conclusion: When I was growing up I had that stupid hobby of playing with the ants like all kids do: burn them with a magnifying glass, drown them or just squash them (insect cruelty?). Then Lemmings came along, but they were not ants, although almost as fun to kill. Conscience got to me when I saw their innocent faces on the cover of the game and realized that the purpose is rescuing them from certain doom.