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Lemmings (US Prototype)

| 1991

Release type:
Units produced: Data East USA
Controls/Input Device: Control(trackball), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: lemmings

Display: raster 320x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver lemmings.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 1024; Savestate: unsupported

lemmings.1 with 131072kb
sha1:47a1ed64bf02776db086fdce80997b8a0c068791 crc:bf52293b
lemmings.10 with 65536kb
sha1:6c6956607f889c35367e6df4a32359042fad695e crc:36398848
lemmings.11 with 65536kb
sha1:53b053346f80357aecff4ab888a8562f99cb318f crc:b46a54e5
lemmings.12 with 65536kb
sha1:1bbe573fa51127a9e8b970a353f3cceab00f486a crc:dc9047ff
lemmings.13 with 65536kb
sha1:73c1c11b2738f6679c70cae8ac4c55cdc9b8fc27 crc:7cc15491
lemmings.14 with 65536kb
sha1:e1f669efa59699cd1b7da71b112701ee79240c18 crc:c162788f
lemmings.15 with 65536kb
sha1:1aaeb1e6faee04d2e433161fd7aa965b58e3b8a7 crc:f0b24a35
lemmings.16 with 131072kb
sha1:00880fa6dff979e5d15daea61938bd18c768c92f crc:f747847c
lemmings.2 with 131072kb
sha1:95dc43a8cded860fcf8743b62cbe4f2a97f43215 crc:0cf3d7ce
lemmings.3 with 131072kb
sha1:e105dc79bd3c425d971629a3066c38dbf08b6428 crc:c635494a
lemmings.4 with 131072kb
sha1:d17ec80f43d2a0123e93fad83d4e1319eb18d7c7 crc:aa845488
lemmings.5 with 131072kb
sha1:873723a06d71bb41772951f451a75578b30267d5 crc:e9a2b439
lemmings.6 with 131072kb
sha1:533abf66ca4b578d03566d5de922dc5828c26eca crc:0e3dc0ea
lemmings.7 with 131072kb
sha1:9678d8636798d1e528269fe2f9eb532e189c134e crc:d020219c
lemmings.8 with 131072kb
sha1:7f0970cc07ebdbfc9a738342259d07d37b397161 crc:9166ce09
lemmings.9 with 65536kb
sha1:d9c8b681cce1d0257a0446bc820c7d679e2a1168 crc:e06442f5
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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* Raine

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Lemmings (c) 1991 Data East Corp.

A platform game where the player has to designate certain lemmings for certain tasks & try to figure a way to save as many of them from falling off cliffs and prevent them from dying in other ways. The lemmings can be set for walking (which they do by default), digging, climbing, building, blocking (preventing other lemmings from walking a certain direction), bashing, floating, and mining. There are several levels in 3 or 4 categories of difficulty.


Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 14 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 4.0275 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.58 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.757 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : trackball
Buttons : 2


Developed by Psygnosis.

When the Arcade machine was being written, the CEO of Data East apparently wouldn't start a meeting without challenging the person to a 2-player version of lemmings! This is also where the fast forward of Lemmings 2 came from, we saw it in the Arcade version, and borrowed it. Its now very hard to play the original Amiga one without the fast forward. The arcade version was joystick or trackball.


The US cocktail version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


1. Lemmings (1990, Commodore Amiga)
2. Oh No! More Lemmings (1991, Commodore Amiga)
3. Lemmings Jr. (1991, Apple Macintosh)
4. Save The Lemmings! (1991, PC [MS-DOS]) : a short game featuring 8 unique Lemmings levels.
5. Christmas / Holiday Lemmings 1991 (1991, Commodore Amiga)
6. New Year Lemmings 1991/92 (1991, Commodore Amiga)
7. Cristmas / Holiday Lemmings 1992 (1992, Commodore Amiga)
8. Lemmings - The Official Companion (1993, PC [MS-DOS]) : A book with a bonus disk, featuring 16 new levels.
9. Lemmings 2 - The Tribes (1993, Commodore Amiga)
10. Christmas Lemmings 1993 (1993, Commodore Amiga)
11. The Lemmings Chronicles / All New World of Lemmings (1994, PC [MS-DOS])
12. Christmas Lemmings 1994 (1994, Commodore Amiga)
13. Lemmings Paintball (1996, PC [MS-DOS])
14. The Adventures of Lomax (1996, Sony Playstation)
15. 3D Lemmings (1995, PC [MS Windows])
16. VS Lemmings (2000, Nintendo Game Boy Color)
17. Lemmings Revolution (2000, PC [MS Windows])


This prototype arcade version is already a port from an orginal computer game released in 1990 on the Commodore Amiga, and was later ported to severals system, here is the full list :

* Consoles :
Nintendo Super Famicom [JP] (1991) "Lemmings [Model SHVC-LE]"
Sega Game Gear [US] (1992)
Sega Game Gear [EU] (1992)
Sega Game Gear [BR] (1992) by Tec Toy
Sega Genesis [US] (1992)
Sega Master System [BR] (1992) by Tec Toy
Sega Master System [EU] (1992) "Lemmings [Model 7108]"
Sega Mega Drive [AU] (1992)
Sega Mega Drive [EU] (1992) "Lemmings [Model 670-2701]"
Sega Mega Drive [KO] (1992) "Lemmings [Model GM 8037 JT]"
Nintendo SNES [US] (March 1992) "Lemmings [Model SNS-LE]"
Nintendo NES [US] (November 1992) "Lemmings [Model NES-LG]"
Nintendo SNES [EU] (October 22, 1992) "Lemmings [Model SNSP-LE]"
Sega Mega Drive [JP] (November 20, 1992) "Lemmings [Model T-15063]"
NEC PC-Engine Super CD [JP] (November 28, 1992) "Lemmings [Model SSCD2003]"
Atari Lynx [US] (1993)
Nintendo Game Boy [EU] (1993) "Lemmings [Model DMG-L8-UKV]
Panasonic 3DO [US] (1993)
Philips CD-I [EU] (1993)
Sega Game Gear [JP] (February 5, 1993) "Lemmings [Model G-3317]"
Nintendo NES [EU] (May 19, 1993) "Lemmings [Model NES-LG]"
Nintendo Game Boy [JP] (September 23, 1993) "Lemmings [Model DMG-L8A]"
Amiga CD32 [EU] (1994)
Nintendo Game Boy [US] (August 1994) "Lemmings [Model DMG-L8]"
Panasonic 3DO [JP] (August 6, 1994) "Lemmings [Model FZ-SJ1656]"
Philips CD-I [US] (1995)
Sony PlayStation [EU] (1998) "Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings [Model SLES-01461]"
Sony PlayStation [US] (1998) "Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings [Model SLUS-00760]"
Nintendo Game Boy Color [JP] (April 7, 2000) "Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings [Model CGB-ALEJ-JPN]"
Nintendo Game Boy Color [US] (December 2000) "Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings [Model CGB-ALEE-USA]"
Sony PSP [JP] (March 9, 2006) "Lemmings [Model UCJS-10028]"
Sony PSP [EU] (March 10, 2006) "Lemmings [Model UCES-00109]" : also released as a "PSP Essentials" edition (October 6, 2010)
Sony PSP [US] (May 23, 2006) "Lemmings [Model UCUS-98647]" : also released as a "Favorites" edition (October 17, 2012)
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (October 2006)
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (October 13, 2006) "Lemmings [Model SCES-54145]"
Sony PSP [AU] (October 19, 2006) : also released as a "PSP Essentials" edition (2010)
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [US] (December 7, 2006)
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [JP] (December 14, 2006)
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [EU] (March 23, 2007) "Lemmings [Model NPEA-00004]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [KO] (June 16, 2007)
Sony PSP [EU] (July 6, 2007) "Lemmings [Platinum] [Model UCES-00109/P]"
Sony PSP [PSN] [EU] (April 9, 2009)
Sony PSP [PSN] [US] [JP] (October 22, 2009)
Sony PlayStation Vita [US] [EU] (December 5, 2012)

* Computers :
Apple Macintosh [US] (1991)
PC [MS-DOS] [US] (1991)
Acorn Archimedes (1991)
Atari ST [EU] (1991)
NEC PC 98 [JP] (1991)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum [EU] (1991)
Commodore Amiga [EU] (February 14, 1991)
Amstrad CPC [EU] (1992)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum [EU] (1992) "Lemmings [Budget]"
Commodore Amiga CDTV [EU] (1992) "CDTV Lemmings"
Commodore C64 [EU] (1992)
Sharp X68000 [JP] (April 17, 1992)
Commodore Amiga [EU] (1993) "Lemmings & Oh No! More Lemmings"
Commodore Amiga [US] (1993)
Commodore C64 [US] (1993)
Sinclair Sam Coupe (1994)
PC [MS-DOS] [EU] (1995) "Lemmings & Oh No! More Lemmings"
IBM/Microsoft - OS/2 (never finished)
Amstrad PCW [EU]
FM Towns PC [JP]
Apple Macintosh [US] (1998) "Lemmings & Oh No! More Lemmings"

* Others :
Mobile Phone [US] (April 2, 2005)


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1376&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 10A3CF 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000000 10EFC4 00000046 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00010000 10EFC5 00000034 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time (2/2)
00000000 105681 00000001 FFFFFFFF No lemmings ever needed to finish level These cheats are for a SOLO player game only
00000001 105681 00000001 FFFFFFFF No lemmings needed to finish level Now! These cheats are for a SOLO player game only
00000001 10A39B 00000041 FFFFFFFF Goto Level 67 next These cheats are for a SOLO player game only. Once you have finished level 67, you'll restart at level 45
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 10EFB5 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Climbers PL1
00000000 10EFB7 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Floaters PL1
00000000 10EFB9 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombers PL1
00000000 10EFBB 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Blockers PL1
00000000 10EFBD 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Builders PL1
00000000 10EFBF 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bashers PL1
00000000 10EFC1 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Miners PL1
00000000 10EFC3 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Diggers PL1
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 10EFD5 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Climbers PL2
00000000 10EFD7 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Floaters PL2
00000000 10EFD9 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombers PL2
00000000 10EFDB 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Blockers PL2
00000000 10EFDD 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Builders PL2
00000000 10EFDF 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bashers PL2
00000000 10EFE1 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Miners PL2
00000000 10EFE3 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Diggers PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file