It took over 25 years, but iconic Amiga puzzle-platformer Lemmings is finally coming to mobile!
“We cheered when we saved them and cried when they died as a schoolkid back in the ’90s,” Serkan Hassan announced on the PlayStation Blog. “Now it’s time for a whole new generation to save or slaughter those adorable critters once again, with a brand new Lemmings game out today, designed specifically for your mobile device.”
Lemmings was originally released on the Commodore Amiga and it was quickly ported to virtually every gaming platform in the ensuing years. A smash hit since its inception, Lemmings inspired countless knock-offs and official sequels as well. And now it’s been reimagined for the portrait orientation of smartphones and tablets.
“We’ve designed levels that are played in portrait orientation, as this is the most comfortable position to hold a device with one hand,” Hassan explains. “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.”
Lemmings is free on both Android and iOS but it does have some in-app purchases for the addicted.