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I remember in the 90’s when this game first came out as a computer game. It was fun and creative and thoughtful. I loved figuring out all the puzzles and keeping as many Lemmings alive as possible. As an adult, I always wished they would bring it back, and when I found out they did, I didn’t hesitate to download it and begin the childhood adventure all over again. The levels are just as fun and creative as I remembered. I love the new additions of the different ‘types’ of Lemmings you can collect through the eggs. Overall, this game is a nice update for a new generation and nostalgic for those of us who grew up with it. One downside, which is why I’m giving it 4 stars only. The whole spending energy per level makes sense, since ever app game out there uses this system. However, I think it’s ridiculous that there is no way to level up and gain a higher amount of energy, so you end up only being able to play 2 or 3 levels at a time, and then waiting for 6 hours before being able to play again. I refuse to pay money (especially the amount they ask for) just to play more. I wish they would come up with an update that introduced a leveling up system where we can gain more energy to play more than a couple levels at a time. I won’t stop playing, it just won’t be my top game.
I have been writing and rewriting this review in my head for days but today was a last straw. This game is fun and the original was one of my favs in the 90s. However this is only getting 2 stars because of greed and inconsistencies. The daily spin is not truly daily, I have watched at midnight the daily spin go from 1 min to 23 hours 59 mins with no spin. It happened to me today I went to bed last night before midnight and when I went in for the first time today no spin. It is not just the spins. The energy is a problem. I read another review that mentioned the point of these games is to keep you playing for hours. If I have no energy I cannot keep playing. Don’t tell me that you can watch a quick video to get energy. You can do that once in a while and then you only get 10 energy which is not enough to get through most of the levels. You don’t have the option to watch 6 videos and get 60 energy and you can’t control when to watch a video. Another thing, why can’t the total amount of energy increase as you level? The original game if a builder made steps and it was in the wrong place a digger could dig it clear without blowing up a lemming. The different lemmings are cute and fun to collect and I think it is great that they show up in the puzzles. I don’t know if I am going to keep playing. 6.99 is just too much to play for only two hours.
While the gameplay itself is fun, you will quickly find yourself running out of energy, forcing you to either stop playing or buy more. Which, while annoying, is common fare in free to play games. But the real problem with the energy mechanics comes into play when you get into the ‘tournament’ feature. I have not seen anything as blatantly ‘pay to win’ as that. Basically, whoever saves the most lemmings in a certain amount of time wins and gets the best prizes. So...more energy directly equals more lemmings. How is someone supposed to fairly compete when they burn through all 60 of their energy in a few levels then have to stop and wait an hour and a half for another 20 before even being able to play again(and even then for only like 2 or 3 levels before running out again), when other people with more money than sense can just keep shelling out the 7 bucks needed for 2 hours of unlimited energy or otherwise keep buying coins to buy energy and power ups with? It is inherently unfair to those who either don’t have the money, or otherwise can’t purchase the over priced micro transactions. I don’t like that. Would have been an easy 5 Stars for being fun and full of nostalgia, but gotta knock off 3 stars for the blatant greed and imbalance of the energy mechanics and micro transactions.
This truly could have been a fantastic game. They basically took “Lemmings” and created a dumbed down mobile version, which isn’t entirely bad. The problem with this game is the greed. Instead of a $4.99 or $9.99 full game unlock, they offer a bizarre pay-to-play model where you get unlimited energy for 2 hours by paying $6.99. You can also buy a small or large number of coins, but I’m guessing they want you to go for the two hours. Once you run out of energy, you’re stuck paying $6.99, buying coins, or turning off the game... which is also bizarre. The wait time to regain energy is so long, I’m literally not in the app for several hours throughout the day. I know they need to make it painful enough that I feel obligated to part with my money, but they make the wait time so long, there’s no possible way for anyone to get addicted. The last thing they should have me do is close the app. That is your product, and you should want me to be signed in at all times. You should make me want to part with my money, instead of making me frustrated that I can’t play... Personally, the business model just doesn’t make sense, and I really hope people stop giving into this. I know statistically, 1% or 2% of people tend to be the big cash cow for these pay-to-play apps, but people please... $6.99 for 2 hours. It can’t get much greedier than that! All that being said, I still would have preferred it to be more like the original.
This isn’t Lemmings, as in the original DOS game. It’s highly simplified. The original didn’t have us obsessed with energy like this one Say I try a level with 60 energy. I can waste it and get through the level but then come against that constraint in a subsequent game. At that point I can’t try to optimize the first level; only watch a video, if they offer it, pay $, or go away. Unlike in the original this version does not allow you to access an individual lemming. You can only access 1 of 64 or so cells and set up which of about 4 things each can happen to be when a lemming accesses it. If there are 64 cells and each can be 1 of 8 different things there can only be 512 games possible. Take out the impossible games there might only be 100. That’s why they don’t allow you to repeat much. I just play this until I run out of energy and then quit wasting my time. I’m not going to pay $2.99 or so to continue the foolishness. That said, those energy quanta are valuable to me, if I spent time repeatedly watching the same stupid video to get it. So when I bust through the last question mark (?) block and the destination doesn’t unlock because of some bug, its sort of like the vending machine didn’t give me my candy bar; someone owes me money.
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