3D Lemmings is a unique puzzle game where you decide the ultimate fate of dozens of foolish, furry-footed rodents. As lemmings tend to walk in a straight line, even if it means certain death, you must assign them such positions as turners, blockers, and diggers as they traverse dangerous levels containing trampolines, springs, and rope slides.
The graphics in 3D Lemmings are colorful and eye pleasing. The lemmings are adorable, even while screaming in terror as they fall into the ocean and drown. And, as the name implies, 3D Lemmings is a truly 3-D game where you can move and view the action on any axis.
The game sound is inconsistent. Although the classical soundtrack playing on some levels is very soothing and adds to the overall atmosphere of the game, the hard-edged music in other stages can be quite nerve-wracking. Fortunately, the sound effects, particularly the voices of the lemmings, are humorous and cute, especially when all the lemmings shout "Armageddon" in their high-pitched, Chipmunkesque voices. Controls can be a bit tricky and confusing in the beginning, but 3D Lemmings provides a practice mode where you can try out all of the moves before jumping into the actual game. In no time, you'll be directing those little critters with great speed and efficiency. Another nice feature of 3D Lemmings is its "Auto Replay." This option will replay your last set of moves until you wish to take control. This is particularly handy for tricky parts of a puzzle that require quick mouse and keyboard combinations.
With addictive gameplay, numerous levels, and cute little rodents, 3D Lemmings is a must-buy for anyone looking for a unique and incredibly fun gaming experience. Many hours of sleep will be lost as you try to conquer just one more level. Now if only I can figure out how to get the lemmings to mow my yard .