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Lemmings Main / Re: Lemmings Quiz
« on: Today at 08:22:41 AM »
@ericderkovits Very well. Seems like it was quite an easy one. Tune 4 seems to be Amiga tune 6, Tune 5 Amiga Tune 4, Tune 6 Amiga Tune 5.

Lemmings Main / Re: Lemmings Quiz
« on: September 23, 2023, 02:00:29 PM »
Yeah I know this Lemmings-Quiz here is something like a dead horse. But the thread about the "crappiest Lemmings themes" by Master 88 yesterday gave me the idea of a new question.

It's about Oh no more Lemmings (Amiga version).
As we all know, there are six different tunes and four different tilesets. This makes a total of 24 combinations for a specific tileset with a specific tune. Some time ago I found out that out of these 24 combinations, 23 are present in the game (single player mode only). Only one is not.

Which is that one?

Lemmings Main / Re: Most Crap Lemmings themes?
« on: September 22, 2023, 02:48:07 PM »
My favourite tune BY FAR form the original game is Orig. 13 (Amiga version). Runner-ups are Orig. 2, 3 and 15. The Dance of the reed flutes (Orig. 9), the Dance of the Little Swans (Orig 5) and the Rondo alla Turca (Orig. 11) are on the better side as well. My biggest dislikes are Orig. 8, Orig. 10 and Orig. 17. I'm not too fond of Orig. 16 (Ten green bottles) and Orig. 12 (London Bridge), too.

Oh no more Lemmings is easy: Those tunes with the odd numbers (Amiga version, again) are great (especially ONML 1), those with the even numbers are not my cup of tea (especially 2 and 6).

Thanks for your kind words. I really liked the pack although I think I should have played it first before playing all these other packs. The hardest level for me was clearly AT 16 though the final part of AT 20 was pretty tricky as well.

PS: I have another one: If a blocker that holds back the crowd must be placed on a thin bar or something like that he can't be blown up since that would destroy the entire bar. But the blocker can be removed as well with a falling bomber right above him. I know at least one level in the packs I played that does this and I liked it.

@Kaywhyn:  You can use the second trick as well to avoid other Lemmings to climb up there.

General Discussion / Re: Birthdays
« on: July 27, 2023, 10:38:08 PM »
Vielen Dank! :-)

Lemmings Main / Re: Which Lemmings was your first?
« on: July 27, 2023, 10:23:56 PM »
Lemmings 1 on the Amiga. It was a cracked version with a "Trainer" - which meant I had unlimited skills in each level and was actually pretty pointless. I soon ignored that and played seriously, but wasn't able to complete the game as a teenager. The next was ONML which I bought with my brother and we were so enthusiastic that a department-store detective stopped us and thought we had stolen it (which proved to be wrong of cause). I couldn't finish ONML as well though I made much better progress compared to Lemmings 1 in the beginning. Interestingly I found (and still find) the Crazy-rank harder than Wild and even Wicked. When Lemmings 2 The Tribes was released on the Amiga I bought that game, too. The only golden fragment of the talisman I was able to achieve was the one for the Shadow tribe. Later parts of the Lemmings series didn't interest me which is true for Lemmings 3 as well (which was also released on the Amiga). I didn't play the game anymore for more than two decades until I discovered NeoLemmix some years ago. Lemmings Plus 1 was the first pack I played - the first of many so far. There's only one I aborted while two still wait for completion (by only one level each).

NeoLemmix Levels / Re: Spreadsheet of NeoLemmix packs
« on: July 06, 2023, 06:36:05 PM »
Thank you! I normally "collect" everything I play on my yt-channel, but with so many packs done, it can become a bit confusing. So as an additional overview this is really helpful.

NeoLemmix Levels / Re: [NeoLemmix] NepsterLems
« on: May 28, 2023, 05:41:33 PM »
Wow, that is great news. My warmest congratulations to you for not only having solved a pack I never dared to start, but also for having solved all these super-hard packs that exist out there so far. If there's nothing left to play right now for you, you could continue creating your own pack :)


here are my notes for the next rank.

"Hurt Me Plenty"

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Overall there were some hard nuts to crack here, especially level 4, 23 and 29. 15, 21 and 28 were tricky, too. Very good level design here, again. With the exception of  "Sternenhimmel" and "Redeeming of the Dead Lemmings"  I liked them all.

Thank you Kaywhyn for your feedback. You're totally right, I confused something here. I just meant bombers when I wrote blockers. The other thing is a bit more complicated since I really memorized this level (without checking it again) with blockers turning miners. But it's miners turning miners. Next rank is coming soon, I promise.

Hello Icho,

I can totally understand that and it shouldn't sound offensive in any way - it was just what went through my head when I finished your first pack. I had a lot of fun playing it throughout the past months. And as for the music: I NEVER play packs with a personal playlist. For me it's an act of politeness. A creator deserves that his pack is played the way he/she provides it. Sometimes, the music of a level is directly connected with the level itself, be it the title or tileset or whatsover. Playing such a level with a totally random different music will distort or dilute the playing-experience, I'm convinced of that.

Now here are the next individual reviews.

Hey, Not Too Rough

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All in all, this rank is a slight increase in terms of difficulty compared to the first one, as it should be. It's still quite relaxing in my opinion, but things will pick up pace soon...

So now that I have finished Lemmings Reunion and all the things over Christmas have settled down a bit, I want to write down some notes about this pack. I will start with some general thoughts beforce I come to the individual levels. I will do this rank by rank.

It's the end of quite a long journey of almost five months. I started playing Lemmings Reunion on July, 28th and finished in the morning of Christmas Eve. I didn't play every day, but constantly. The only longer break was nine days, from September 8th to September 17th. I really rushed through the first two ranks, but then it became quite tricky and the progress really slow. The difficulty curve levels off a bit in the end in my opinion as I think the Nightmare! rank is not significantly harder than the Ultra-Violence one. While I would say Lemmings Reunion is AMONG the hardest packs I ever played, it doesn't contain any of the hardest individual levels I ever played. The difficulty comes more from the consistency - there are hardly any real breathers in the higher ranks. Also the levels are absolutely fair designed. If one finds a hackish, unelegant solution, one can be almost sure that it's a backroute. And I most certainly backrouted several levels. My only slight point of criticism would be that some of the tricks within this level pack are a bit overused, such as extending bashers by bridges (plus a few other ones). The music is not my cup of tea, too as I'm not a big fan of variations of the Original Music. I prefer the original ones or, even better, completely new tunes. But that's just my personal taste. All in all this was a great pack which is now among my favourites with Insane Steve's World, Lemmings Destination and Sublems.

Now here are the individual reviews.

I'm TooYoungToDie

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NeoLemmix Levels / Re: [NeoLemmix] PimoLems [Difficulty: Medium]
« on: November 09, 2022, 10:35:48 PM »
I'll give my detailed feedback when I made my way through. I really, really enjoy this pack and I must say, while its definitely a pack for advanced players, it's not quite as hard as expected so far. Maybe that will change in the later parts of the Nightmare! rank. (yeah, wrong thread, actually ;))

NeoLemmix Levels / Re: [NeoLemmix] PimoLems [Difficulty: Medium]
« on: November 09, 2022, 05:22:25 PM »
Wow, that's great news. I will watch this for sure, especially since I completed this pack already. Normally it's the other way round :-)

Lemmings Main / Re: Help! totally stuck on sunsoft level 9
« on: June 28, 2022, 07:33:27 PM »
Yeah, I think the arrows are there to lead the player astray. Glad that I could help you.

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