In 1992, DMA Design released a "1992 Holiday Edition" of Lemmings – called Xmas Lemmings on the title screen – to promote Oh No! More Lemmings. Gameplay is identical to the two earlier games, except that the lemmings are dressed like Santa Claus, and Christmas music plays in the background. Lemmings are little guys with green hair who walk in a straight line until they bump into something or die, usually by falling off a cliff. Lemmings can be assigned tasks to perform from one of eight modes: climber, floater, blocker, builder, basher, miner, digger, and exploder. Players must use these modes to guide a required percentage of their lemmings to the exit, overcoming barriers, falls, and traps, all within a time limit. Lemmings splatter if they fall too far, get crushed, juiced, or decapitated by traps, and can blow themselves to bits, individually or en masse, in hilariously gruesome detail, which is a favorite feature of many players, and lessens the frustration of failure. Advanced problem solving and reflexes are necessary to save the lemmings. All of the levels in the 1992 demo are original levels featuring snow and Christmas-inspired items like snowmen and fireplaces. The first level is perhaps the easiest Lemmings level ever: with only one type of action available, you don't even have to guess at the correct strategy! The fourth level is perhaps the most difficult Lemmings level ever, not necessarily in terms of figuring out the winning strategy, but because almost every action must be executed at an exact location and can't be off by a single pixel; the Lemmings will fall or run out of resources if any action isn't executed perfectly. As far as I'm concerned, requiring that level of perfection is unnecessary and ruins the fun factor of the game. The two middle levels offer a decent challenge somewhere between the two extremes. There are 4 levels in this game, with 100 levels in Oh No! More Lemmings.
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