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Offline namida

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Re: Joke ideas for skills and objects
« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2020, 03:23:17 AM »
The "Stoner (Other Type)". The lemming pulls out and smokes a huge joint, then does a shoddy job of all further skills for the rest of the level.
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Offline Strato Incendus

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Re: Joke ideas for skills and objects
« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2020, 10:50:15 AM »
As a counterpart to a certain skill suggested as an April Fool's joke ages ago, may I propose:

The Pisser. Uses the parabolic arc of the Spearer/Grenader to create a water area for as long as the skill continues. Any lemming (regular/neutral/zombie) that passes through that arc or the Bomber-crater-shaped puddle at its end drowns unless he is a Swimmer. Can be used to kill Zombies or remove fire traps.

I'm pretty sure people would have lots of fun making the sprites for this skill... :D
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Re: Joke ideas for skills and objects
« Reply #62 on: January 04, 2022, 02:23:44 AM »
Not a joke idea as such, but I had a very vivid dream last night which involved a 3D lemmings level and I wanted to note the ideas here.

It was a fake disjoint union with 2 halves: both halves required the lems to find their way back up to the top of the level having walked down to the bottom. The half with the exit in it also had a swimming pool which needed to be crossed.

What made the level particularly unusual though was the fact that it had moving terrain, which activated when a certain number of lems had walked past it. So, the left side had a slope which rotated and became a series of 90 degree blocks after 10 lems had walked down it (thus preventing them getting back up easily) - such terrain could be used for easy transition back up to the top as long as no more than 10 lems walk down it.

Meanwhile, the right side featured a rope bridge which broke iff more than 10 lems were on it at once. Again - otherwise safe as long as only 10 lems are crossing it.

Finally, upon waking I thought of something which I'm sure has been discussed previously. Terrain which only Bombers can make it through, called Blasticine. Blasticine could also be terrain which only Bombers can't make it through. I imagine it would have an overlay which makes it look like melting wax; this could be simulated using downwards OWW, although this would obviously allow Miners and Diggers to also get through it, so those skills would have to be absent from the level.

If nothing else, "Blasticine" would make a cool level title anyway :)
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Re: Joke ideas for skills and objects
« Reply #63 on: January 04, 2022, 12:05:07 PM »
Has anyone mentioned yet the Invincible Lemming? A Lemming who is not affected by fire, water, traps, falls from high height nor screen borders (and of course, to whom the bombing does not affect at all).

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Re: Joke ideas for skills and objects
« Reply #64 on: February 20, 2024, 02:26:23 PM »
Time to back it!

Shrugger - Starts the ''Shrugger'' animation

New level!

Stop us! We don't know how make this! - Skills: 50 Shrugger and 1 Builder. Lemmings to save - All! Build over the gap and give Shrugger to delay the others!

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Re: Joke ideas for skills and objects
« Reply #65 on: February 20, 2024, 10:24:41 PM »
Shrugger - Starts the ''Shrugger'' animation

New level!

I misread this at first, but the misreading has given me an idea - when someone "cheats" a level in NL/SLX, it should trigger all active lemmings to perform the Shrugger animation :crylaugh: