The Arcade Video Game by Data East Corp.

Lemmings screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Lemmings © 1991 Data East Corp.

A platform game where the player has to designate certain lemmings for certain tasks & try to figure a way to save as many of them from falling off cliffs and prevent them from dying in other ways. The lemmings can be set for walking (which they do by default), digging, climbing, building, blocking (preventing other lemmings from walking a certain direction), bashing, floating, and mining. There are several levels in 3 or 4 categories of difficulty.


Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 14 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 4.0275 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.58 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.757 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : trackball
Buttons : 2


Developed by Psygnosis.

When the Arcade machine was being written, the CEO of Data East apparently wouldn't start a meeting without challenging the person to a 2-player version of lemmings! This is also where the fast forward of Lemmings 2 came from, we saw it in the Arcade version, and borrowed it. Its now very hard to play the original Amiga one without the fast forward. The arcade version was joystick or trackball.


The US cocktail version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


1. Lemmings (1990, Commodore Amiga)
2. Oh No! More Lemmings (1991, Commodore Amiga)
3. Lemmings Jr. (1991, Apple Macintosh)
4. Save The Lemmings! (1991, PC [MS-DOS]) : a short game featuring 8 unique Lemmings levels.
5. Christmas / Holiday Lemmings 1991 (1991, Commodore Amiga)
6. New Year Lemmings 1991/92 (1991, Commodore Amiga)
7. Cristmas / Holiday Lemmings 1992 (1992, Commodore Amiga)
8. Lemmings - The Official Companion (1993, PC [MS-DOS]) : A book with a bonus disk, featuring 16 new levels.
9. Lemmings 2 - The Tribes (1993, Commodore Amiga)
10. Christmas Lemmings 1993 (1993, Commodore Amiga)
11. The Lemmings Chronicles / All New World of Lemmings (1994, PC [MS-DOS])
12. Christmas Lemmings 1994 (1994, Commodore Amiga)
13. Lemmings Paintball (1996, PC [MS-DOS])
14. The Adventures of Lomax (1996, Sony Playstation)
15. 3D Lemmings (1995, PC [MS Windows])
16. VS Lemmings (2000, Nintendo Game Boy Color)
17. Lemmings Revolution (2000, PC [MS Windows])


This prototype arcade version is already a port from an orginal computer game released in 1990 on the Commodore Amiga, and was later ported to severals system, here is the full list :


Nintendo Super Famicom japan (1991) "Lemmings [Model SHVC-LE]"
Sega Game Gear usa (1992)
Sega Game Gear europe (1992)
Sega Game Gear brazil (1992) by Tec Toy
Sega Genesis usa (1992)
Sega Master System brazil (1992) by Tec Toy
Sega Master System europe (1992) "Lemmings [Model 7108]"
Sega Mega Drive australia (1992)
Sega Mega Drive europe (1992) "Lemmings [Model 670-2701]"
Sega Mega Drive korea (1992) "Lemmings [Model GM 8037 JT]"
Nintendo SNES usa (mar.1992) "Lemmings [Model SNS-LE]"
Nintendo NES usa (nov.1992) "Lemmings [Model NES-LG]"
Nintendo SNES europe (oct.22, 1992) "Lemmings [Model SNSP-LE]"
Sega Mega Drive japan (nov.20, 1992) "Lemmings [Model T-15063]"
NEC PC-Engine Super CD japan (nov.28, 1992) "Lemmings [Model SSCD2003]"
Atari Lynx usa (1993)
Nintendo Game Boy europe (1993) "Lemmings [Model DMG-L8-UKV]
Panasonic 3DO usa (1993)
Philips CD-I europe (1993)
Sega Game Gear japan (feb.5, 1993) "Lemmings [Model G-3317]"
Nintendo NES europe (may.19, 1993) "Lemmings [Model NES-LG]"
Nintendo Game Boy japan (sept.23, 1993) "Lemmings [Model DMG-L8A]"
Amiga CD32 europe (1994)
Nintendo Game Boy usa (aug.1994) "Lemmings [Model DMG-L8]"
Panasonic 3DO japan (aug.6, 1994) "Lemmings [Model FZ-SJ1656]"
Philips CD-I usa (1995)
Sony PlayStation europe (1998) "Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings [Model SLES-01461]"
Sony PlayStation usa (1998) "Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings [Model SLUS-00760]"
Nintendo Game Boy Color japan (apr.7, 2000) "Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings [Model CGB-ALEJ-JPN]"
Nintendo Game Boy Color usa (dec.2000) "Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings [Model CGB-ALEE-USA]"
Sony PSP japan (mar.9, 2006) "Lemmings [Model UCJS-10028]"
Sony PSP europe (mar.10, 2006) "Lemmings [Model UCES-00109]" : also released as a "PSP Essentials" edition (oct.6, 2010)
Sony PSP usa (may.23, 2006) "Lemmings [Model UCUS-98647]" : also released as a "Favorites" edition (oct.17, 2012)
Sony PlayStation 2 australia (oct.2006)
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (oct.13, 2006) "Lemmings [Model SCES-54145]"
Sony PSP australia (oct.19, 2006) : also released as a "PSP Essentials" edition (2010)
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] usa (dec.7, 2006)
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] japan (dec.14, 2006)
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] europe (mar.23, 2007) "Lemmings [Model NPEA-00004]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] korea (june.16, 2007)
Sony PSP europe (jul.6, 2007) "Lemmings [Platinum] [Model UCES-00109/P]"
Sony PSP [PSN] europe (apr.9, 2009)
Sony PSP [PSN] usa japan (oct.22, 2009)
Sony PlayStation Vita usa europe (dec.5, 2012)


Apple Macintosh usa (1991)
PC [MS-DOS] usa (1991)
Acorn Archimedes (1991)
Atari ST europe (1991)
NEC PC 98 japan (1991)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum europe (1991)
Commodore Amiga europe (feb.14, 1991)
Amstrad CPC europe (1992)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum europe (1992) "Lemmings [Budget]"
Commodore Amiga CDTV europe (1992) "CDTV Lemmings"
Commodore C64 europe (1992)
Sharp X68000 japan (apr.17, 1992)
Commodore Amiga europe (1993) "Lemmings & Oh No! More Lemmings"
Commodore Amiga usa (1993)
Commodore C64 usa (1993)
Sinclair Sam Coupe (1994)
PC [MS-DOS] europe (1995) "Lemmings & Oh No! More Lemmings"
IBM/Microsoft - OS/2 (never finished)
Amstrad PCW europe
FM Towns PC japan
Apple Macintosh usa (1998) "Lemmings & Oh No! More Lemmings"


Mobile Phone usa (apr.2, 2005)

Game's ROM.

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