Well would you look at that, Sony has dropped a goddamn Lemmings mobile game into our laps out of freaking nowhere. The free-to-play game is available to download and play right now on iOS and Android devices.
While it’s essentially the Lemmings you remember from back in the day, it certainly has been adapted for mobile in both good and bad ways. It’s well optimised and easy to play in its landscape orientation, however, it seems to work on an energy system which, when depleted, requires you to wait for a refill or buy more. In other words, it’s kinda like they took the idea of Lemmings and combined it with Candy Crush.
“We took the Lemmings experience that people know and love and re-engineered it to make the most of smartphones and tablets,” developer, Sad Puppy, wrote on the PlayStation Blog.
That’s not to say it’s bad, it’s still a lot of fun guiding your little green-haired idiots to safety, and the progression system of replenishing dead planets with rescued Lemmings gives a new drive to keep on playing, it’s worth knowing that microtransactions are everywhere.
“We worked tirelessly on touch controls, removing secondary elements like camera control and making it as simple for players to assess the level, plan a strategy and execute it. It’s the Lemmings game you know and love, redesigned for the best experience on your device,” the blog says.
You can check out the trailer for it below.
If I could have it my way, I’d much rather dish out $10 to $15 as a one-off purchase, but those kinds of transactions are few and far between these days, I guess. Either way, it’s still pretty fun to jump into if you were a fan of the old games, and you’ll get a fair amount of play before it forces you to wait or drop some money.
Lemmings is available to download now, but note that you’ll need an internet connection to play it.