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The sequel to Lemmings has a plot describing how the Lemmings have split into 12 distinct tribes, each of which has their own landscape and their own cultural identity - they include Egyptian, Circus and Highland. However, Lemming Island is now in danger, and you must complete 10 levels for each tribe in order for them to reunite and reassemble the Talisman from the 12 pieces.

Across the 120 levels there are over 60 skills, although no more than 10 are in use on each screen. The Classic tribe has the ones from the original and is perhaps the best option for first-time players.

The others range from digging methods such as a scooper (diagonally downwards) and club basher (horizontal), building skills such as a planter (takes time to produce the desired raise to the landscape) and a sand pourer, and various methods of movement including a Pole-Vaulter and a Skater (the only Lemmings who can cross ice). Some of these are only subtly different to others, and their exact uses are unclear, but there are 4 Trainer levels where you can select any combination of skills and experiment.

Unlike the first game, the player is rewarded for saving as many Lemmings as possible, rather than simply passing or failing. The ultimate aim is to save all 60 Lemmings through all levels, thereby earning a Gold Medal for that tribe - Silver and Bronze are also on offer. The player can also go back over levels in the hope of saving more Lems.

Because there are 12 tribes, and the player can switch between them at any point, you have to be stuck 12 times in order to be unable to progress. The game saves progress rather than using passwords as in the first game.


Lemmings 2: The Tribes SNES Story (Japanese)
Lemmings 2: The Tribes DOS Out Door Lemmings.
Lemmings 2: The Tribes Genesis Polar level
Lemmings 2: The Tribes DOS Polar Lemmings - one jumped over the gap and is now laying stunned on the snowball. In the previous games there was nothing in the middle between "safe height" and "deadly height".

Promo Images

Lemmings 2: The Tribes Screenshot
Lemmings 2: The Tribes Screenshot
Lemmings 2: The Tribes Screenshot
Lemmings 2: The Tribes Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "レミングス2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Lemmings 2 - GREAT. DOS Reid Wason (1)

Critic Reviews

Quandary DOS Oct, 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Amiga Format Amiga May, 1993 94 out of 100 94
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1993 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Computing Amiga 1993 92 out of 100 92
Play Time SNES Nov, 1994 91 out of 100 91
CU Amiga Amiga Mar, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Player One Genesis Sep, 1994 90 out of 100 90 SNES Mar 11, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Power Unlimited Genesis Feb, 1995 7.2 out of 10 72 Genesis Oct 07, 2015 7 out of 10 70


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Specially marked versions of PC CD-ROM edition include the original first Lemmings.

Unreleased Master System and Game Gear versions

The game was ported to the Sega Master System and Game Gear by Matt Taylor. Due to the limitations of the 8-bit platforms 20% of the levels had to be redesigned. The port was completed in 1994, but because of the declining market for the 8-bit consoles Psygnosis decided not to release those. At least the code was reused for the GameBoy version.Source: Posting by Matt Taylor


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1994 – #3 Best Genre Mix in 1993 (Readers' Vote)

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