Also, I totally sucked at Lemmings. It wasn't until Worms arrived that I found my cute little animal with a death wish.
Also also - Lemming suicide is basically a fiction created by Disney's Wild Kingdom in 1958. http://www.snopes.com/disney/films/lemmings.asp
I still find myself playing it for a while whenever anyone posts a link to the online version. And, it's still a compelling gaming experience. Like Tetris, it never really gets old.
I thought that was just a random reference to Sony's recent legal trigger happiness. Didn't realize they actually owned Lemmings until reading comments here.
That was one of the most ported games in history. Imagine all the platforms it could appear on now, if Sony didn't own it.
My kids and I have hours of fun with this game. My only complaint is that the penguins can't swim.
Mike and I (and Bill who did the physics for GTA) made a 3D lemmings-like prototype with 100,000 blue & green zombies in a city-like environment. And a cute tank :)
It started (as Lemmings did) with Mike just fooling about trying to see how many sprites he could get animating on screen at once. He managed 1,000,000 of the original lemmings sprites walking around on modern hardware.
Sigh. Happy days.
Unfortunately apart from the novelty factor the game-play was pretty bad, nowhere near the 2d lemmings.
Really, really fun; they added some great challenges like a mode where everything is dark except for some candlelit areas.
A modern version with more mechanics (time travel?) would be much appreciated.
I just want to start digging like a maniac. Or blocking traffic. Or laying bricks. Or parachuting with an umbrella.
You can see screenshots and videos of lemmings et. al. here: