• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Thanks to the programming team of Lemmings there are
quite a few people out there who ended up eating their
own words. They said that it couldn't be done on a
Commodore 64 and that there was no way that our beloved
bread bin could cope with all the animated lemmings -
how wrong they were!
So amazing achievements
aside, did the programming team reward us C64 game
playing freaks with a stunning game ending? ...
The proud programming team holding a lemming. The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?
I just used a simple level-skip cheat :)
SO WHAT HAPPENS? Once
you have completed the last level (I used the cheat!)
you are treated to a digitised screen showing the
programming team holding up a Lemming. This is
accompanied by a digitised round-of-applause and then
some cute music by Jeron Tel (Maniac of Noise).
Vinny: I must
admit, after seeing this game ending a few times I began
to feel that the programming team ran out of time and
just whipped together this small ending, which really
has nothing to do with the game's storyline.
Thomas Mittelmeyer (programmer of Lemmings): The
original Amiga sequence featured a picture of the team
responsible for the game (DMA Design), as well as a
sampled applause - we decided to do the same, but with
our pictures. After we took photographs of
ourselves standing around a box (which doesn't even
slightly resemble a lemming, but was the first thing we
found that was the right size after Jeroen's cat
escaped!) we spent the rest of the day sampling our
cheering, clapping, stamping and whistling - the result
is great! But you'll have to work your way through 100
levels before you can witness this marvelous piece of
programming (heh heh!).
Andrew Fisher: Vinny, it's a recreation of the
Amiga ending, which had DMA Designs posing around
the lemming. And the C64 team created new sound
(sampled applause and cheers) just for the ending.
I'd say that's worth bumping it up to at least a 7
- Brendan Phoenix:
Just watched the clip of this for the first time, the
sampled claps and cheers are indeed pretty cool, but I
feel the 6/10 is pretty justified.
It's cool to see just the once, but don't ruin it by
watching it again and again (".)
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