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I guess I just like liking things

Ah, Lemmings. Is there anything cuter? Yes. Santa Lemmings. As the Season is hurtling toward us with the speed of a very fast thing indeed, I felt it time to break out the festive games and this was the first one I thought of. I played it in 1993, which is an alarming 21 years ago. If you think I just typed “11 years ago” and then had to correct it, you’re right. I don’t know what that blind spot is for the 2000’s but a lot of people seem to have it.

I loved Lemmings, I played it a heap. A mix of addictive puzzle solving and satisfying outcomes made it a great little game well deserving of “classic” status (if it doesn’t have classic status, then everyone but me is wrong). I was less in love with 3D Lemmings as it was a bit of a stress getting the camera in the right spot to catch the lemmings, and also they’re kind of less adorable when more detailed. The teeny low rez lemmings are charming.

If you do grab this game – and it’s around on Abandonware sites – I strongly recommend turning off the music. I mention it in the video as well, but the music will drive you to distraction unless you’re a fan of those musical Christmas cards. Are you? You can tell me, I’ll only judge you lightly.

Know any other old festive games? Let me know and I’ll see if I can find them.


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