If you were a fan of the Lemmings game that was previously available on Sony gaming consoles during the 90s, then you’ll be happy to know that you’re getting a Christmas present this year. Sony has made a surprise release of a mobile version of the game that is free-to-play. However, as with a lot of things in this life, it’s not without a catch as it features a lot of gacha elements.
If you were born beyond the 90s, Lemmings was a popular game back then and there have been several versions since then, mostly for other consoles. But this latest one is a mobile version and has been redesigned in a vertical or portrait mode. It still follows the basic concept of guiding the various antromorphized Lemmings through various challenges, this time with more modern and updated visuals.
Developer Sad Puppy shares that they had to re-engineer the game to be able to take advantage of the touch screen controls of smartphones and tablets. You’ll be able to dig, climb, build, block, and fall, all while holding your device in just one hand. The levels are procedurally-generated and the visuals are sharper than the previous versions.
However, the bad news is that the game has a lot of gacha elements. If you’re not familiar with this term, it means that while the game is free, they induce or almost force you to make in-app purchases. For example, if you run out of energy, you will either have to restart a level when you have enough energy or purchase those IAPs so you can continue playing.
If you have a good enough EQ where you won’t be induced to make those purchases, you can try out Lemmings without spending a dime. Download it for free from the Google Play Store.
VIA: Android Authority