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Re: Together Retro: Lemmings

by CRTGAMER Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:36 am

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Good luck! You don't wanna just go with a DOS version with mouse support? :lol:

The mouse is definitely a lot better for moving the cursor around, or even a "Wiimote lightgun" pointer or Touch Screen for the newer incarnations. I'm playing the PS2 version with a SmartJoy Frag and mouse.
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Re: Together Retro: Lemmings

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:11 pm

noiseredux wrote:man I hate these passwords.


You're playing on a PC, right? Just leave DOSBox open. 8)

But yeah, the passwords are rough. The font in the game is kinda weird too - some letters look very similar to others.

Wait until Lost Vikings - you'll love those passwords.
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Re: Together Retro: Lemmings

by noiseredux Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:13 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:You're playing on a PC, right? Just leave DOSBox open. 8)


I don't leave my PC on 24 hrs a day.
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Re: Together Retro: Lemmings

by samsonlonghair Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:15 pm

The mouse is the way to go for Lemmings. This is why I disliked home console versions of Lemmings. Some games just can't be played as well with a controller.
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Re: Together Retro: Lemmings

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:18 pm

Gotcha.

I'm almost done the Tricky levels.

As you get further in the game the levels take a lot longer to complete. Some of the Mayhem levels take something like 6-7 minutes from what I recall. And it really sucks to eff up 5 minutes in and have to start over...

According to howlongtobeat, Lemmings is a 25-30 hour game!
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Re: Together Retro: Lemmings

by TEKTORO Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:31 pm

samsonlonghair wrote:The mouse is the way to go for Lemmings. This is why I disliked home console versions of Lemmings. Some games just can't be played as well with a controller.



CD-I port has mouse support! 8)

I have the 3DO port as well but that version doesn't support the mouse. I'm surprised the game takes about 25-30 hrs to finish! I have to try to play with you guys this month.
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Re: Together Retro: Lemmings

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:40 pm

The 25-30 hours sounds high, but keep in mind you will die. A lot.

For what it's worth there's one of those no-deaths/no-big-mistakes "longplay" videos on YouTube - it's six hours long.

The number of ports this game has is staggering. I'd like to try it on Amiga CD32 and the PC Engine CD. I grew up with the floppy disk Mac version, which I still say has the best music out of all of them:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUlc5Ufv ... 0F464DC7B8
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Re: Together Retro: Lemmings

by Violent By Design Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:45 pm

there any versions of lemmings i should avoid? i never played this before.
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Re: Together Retro: Lemmings

by BoneSnapDeez Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:12 pm

I imagine any 8-bit version would be a bit tricky to play. I would especially avoid the Game Gear, Lynx, or Game Boy ports.

The game was originally 16-bit (Amiga). Any 16-bit and up version is fine.

I say playing on DOS is probably the easiest thing to do. Nice to have mouse support too.

The PSP version is fantastic, but a complete graphical/musical overhaul. So it may feel too far from the original game for some folks.
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Re: Together Retro: Lemmings

by ExedExes Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:02 am

Fun levels complete, attempting the Tricky levels now. Crazy stuff!
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