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Lemmings Paintball (Windows)

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Written by  :  Apprentice (4)
Written on  :  Nov 25, 2004
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Summary

Aye, even better than the classic Lemmings!

The Good

This was the first game I played out of a collection of games I bought with my first PC, so perhaps this game holds some sentimental bond to me to favor it more than it deserves. Nevertheless, I think most would enjoy it, even today. Basically the game consists of controlling 1-4 lemmings armed with paintball guns and navigating them through varied zones (country, moon base, snow, and even legoland) filled with puzzles, enemy Lemmings, and a victory flag or two. Graphics, though low resolution, are colorful and detailed, the music is nice and memorable, sound is exceptionally satisfying (paintball splat), and interface is very simple. Lots of challenge to be found in later levels. Second level of Mayhem "Let's Split" is a favorite of mine, mainly because it demonstrates the many ways your lemmings can be killed (hand reaching out at you, mines, ect)

The Bad

Suppose there's not as much quick thinking like in the original, as you are always controlling them. One thing that may annoy some is that they are rather dimwitted. For example, if you were on a bridge with lava surrounding and you click somewhere across the lava they'll simply walk into death instead of following the path to get there. It doesn't particularly bother me, you just have to think first and click the right area.

The Bottom Line

Awesome game. Players might want to skip the Fun levels and just go straight to the Tricky, where some form of challenge awaits. A+