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Release rateRelease rate
Other versions
Sega Master System/Sega Game Gear
Difficulty Tricky
Level # 3
No. of Lemmings 100
To be Saved 50%
Release Rate 50
Time 6 Minutes
Level Chronology
Previous We all fall down
Next Here's one I prepared earlier
Lemmingology (Genesis)
Diet Lemmingaid (ZX Spectrum)

A ladder would be handy is the third level of the Tricky difficulty in Lemmings.


As charming as it may seem, do NOT let your Lemmings wander to the right - they'll fall and splatter. Instead, set up a Blocker at a spitting distance from the entrance, and guide them to the left, towards the ribcage. When they all fall down, order the last Lemming to mine under the Blocker and set both free. Give them both Floater skills, and allow them to fall either left or right. You shall need only one Lemming to reach the region of the bridge (alternatively, you can let them all fall down to the left and blow up the Blocker).

Use a Basher to smash his way through the soil towards the bridge. Use another Blocker here, allow only one Lemming to pass, he shall have to build the ramp towards the exit. The ramp can start right were the bridge is, however it's not a problem if you start building the ramp near the second log. This'll take a few minutes, but is possible. When the ramp is finished, either bomb up the Blocker or mine underneath and set him free, so you could score 100%.

Version differences[]

Atari Lynx
  • Was renamed "Why not a ladder"
  • Only has 40 Lemmings.
  • Only has 80 Lemmings.
ZX Spectrum
  • Only has 20 lemmings.
  • Time limit is 5 minutes.
  • Only has 10 of each skill.
  • Lemmings cannot fall off the left side of the starting mountain.
2006 Remake
  • 8 minute time limit.

Access codes[]

  • Acorn Archimedes / Atari Lynx: LOOKANDSEE (look and see)
  • DOS:
  • Macintosh: CAJJLDMBEV
  • PC:
  • Sega Genesis: MSJXX
  • ZX Spectrum: JLNHBINEDX


  • This map is also used in level 29 of the Taxing difficulty, How do I dig up the way?.
  • This map is the 20th level on the Spectrum version of Lemmings and the 5th level in the Tricky difficulty.
  • This map is the 2nd level of the Tricky difficulty on the Genesis version.

Lemmings Levels
Fun Just dig!Only floaters can survive thisTailor-made for blockersNow use miners and climbers
You need bashers this timeA task for blockers and bombersBuilders will help you hereNot as complicated as it looks
As long as you try your bestSmile if you love LemmingsKeep your hair on Mr. LemmingPatienceWe all fall down
Origins and LemmingsDon't let your eyes deceive youDon't do anything too hastyEasy when you know how
Let's block and blow!Take good care of my LemmingsWe are now at LEMCON ONEYou Live and Lem
A Beast of a levelI've lost that Lemming feelingKonbanwa Lemming SanLemmings Lemmings everywhere
Nightmare on Lem StreetLet's be careful out thereIf only they could flyworra lorra LemmingsLock up your Lemmings
Tricky This should be a doddle!We all fall downA ladder would be handyHere's one I prepared earlier
Careless clicking costs livesLemmingologyBeen there, seen it, done itLemming sanctuary in sight
They just keep on comingThere's a lot of them aboutLemmings in the atticBitter LemmingLemming Drops
MENACING !!Ozone friendly LemmingsLuvly JublyDiet LemmingaidIt's Lemmingentry Watson
Postcard from LemminglandOne-way digging to freedomAll the 6'sTurn around young lemmings!
From The Boundary LineTightrope CityCascadeI have a cunning planThe Island of the Wicker people
Lost something?Rainbow IslandThe Crankshaft
Taxing If at first you don't succeed..Watch out, there's traps aboutHeaven can wait (we hope!!!!)Lend a helping hand....
The Prison!Compression Method 1Every Lemming for himself!!!The Art GalleryPerseverance
Izzie Wizzie lemmings get busyThe ascending pillar scenarioLivin' On The EdgeUpsidedown WorldHunt the Nessy....
What an AWESOME levelMary Poppins' landX marks the spotTribute to M.C.EscherBomboozalWalk the web rope
Feel the heat!Come on over to my placeKing of the castleTake a running jump.....Follow the leader...Triple Trouble
Call in the bomb squadPOOR WEE CREATURES!How do I dig up the way?We all fall down
Mayhem Steel WorksThe Boiler RoomIt's hero time!The CrossroadsDown, along, up. In that orderOne way or another
Poles ApartLast one out is a rotten egg!Curse of the PharaohsPillars of HerculesWe all fall downThe Far Side
The Great Lemming CaperPea SoupThe Fast Food Kitchen...Just a Minute...Stepping Stones
And then there were four....Time to get up!No added colours or LemmingsWith a twist of lemming please
A BeastII of a levelGoing up...All or NothingHave a nice day!The Steel Mines of KesselJust a Minute (Part Two)
Mind the step.....Save MeRendezvous at the Mountain