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Difficulty Tricky
Level # 25
No. of Lemmings 100
To be Saved 10%
Time 5 Minutes
Level Chronology
Previous Tightrope City
The Crankshaft (ZX Spectrum)
Next I have a cunning plan
Tightrope City (ZX Spectrum)

Cascade is the twenty-fifth level of the Tricky difficulty in Lemmings.


This level is notable for the maximum release rate by default, and the unusually low save rate. You shall soon learn why that is. Your Lemmings are to escalate a LONG staircase. And, as always, the higher you are, the harder you fall.

Your Lemmings cannot survive the fall, however, if you use all of your available Floater skills, exactly 10% will survive (12% in some versions). Make the very first Lemming a Floater, so that he will have plenty of time to work ahead. To gain extra time, you may even turn him into a Floater just before he hits the ground.

When the last Lemmings fall through the entrance, turn the last nine of them into Floaters as well. Meanwhile, the lead Lemming should build over the gap to reach the pillar. When he does, quickly have him bash through it. Once he chewed through the pillar, apply one last Builder skill to get over the gap before the exit. Enough bricks should be placed by the time the other Floaters arrive.

Version differences[]

Macintosh & PC
  • Only has 80 Lemmings.
  • 12% must be saved.
Atari Lynx
  • Only has 40 Lemmings and 4 must be saved.
  • Release Rate is 80.
ZX Spectrum
  • Only has 20 lemmings.
  • Available Floater, Bomber and Digger skills have been reduced to 5, 3 and 1 respectively.
2006 Remake
  • 7 minute time limit.

Access codes[]

  • Acorn Archimedes/Atari Lynx: LEMSSTRIVE
  • Macintosh: MCCOMLFHFY
  • Sega Genesis: FWDLK
  • ZX Spectrum: BEKHLLIBEL

100% Solution[]

YouTube video.


  • As a noun, Cascade is defined as a small waterfall, typically one of several that fall in stages down a steep rocky slope or a process whereby something, typically information or knowledge, is successively passed on.
  • As a verb, Cascade is defined (Of water) to pour downward rapidly and in large quantities.

"Water was cascading down the stairs".


  • This map is the 33rd level on the Spectrum version of Lemmings and the 3rd level in the Taxing difficulty.
  • The level has the greatest number of allowable deaths in any original Lemmings level (90 of 100, or 70 of 80 in the Mac and PC versions.)
  • In CGA Mode, you can see arrows in the water pool.


Images to be collected.

Difficulty Lemmings Levels
Fun Just dig! Only floaters can survive this Tailor-made for blockers Now use miners and climbers You need bashers this time A task for blockers and bombers Builders will help you here Not as complicated as it looks As long as you try your best Smile if you love Lemmings Keep your hair on Mr. Lemming Patience We all fall down Origins and Lemmings Don't let your eyes deceive you Don't do anything too hasty Easy when you know how Let's block and blow Take good care of my Lemmings We are now at LEMCON ONE You Live and Lem A Beast of a level I've lost that Lemming feeling Konbanwa Lemming San Lemmings Lemmings everywhere Nightmare on Lem Street Let's be careful out there If only they could fly worra lorra Lemmings Lock up your Lemmings
Tricky This should be a doddle! We all fall down A ladder would be handy Here's one I prepared earlier Careless clicking costs lives Lemmingology Been there, seen it, done it Lemming sanctuary in sight They just keep on coming There's a lot of them about Lemmings in the attic Bitter Lemming Lemming Drops MENACING !! Ozone friendly Lemmings Luvly Jubly Diet Lemmingaid It's Lemmingentry Watson Postcard from Lemmingland One-way digging to freedom All the 6's Turn around young lemmings! From The Boundary Line Tightrope City Cascade I have a cunning plan The Island of the Wicker people Lost something? Rainbow Island The Crankshaft
Taxing If at first you don't succeed.. Watch out, there's traps about Heaven can wait (we hope!!!!) Lend a helping hand.... The Prison! Compression Method 1 Every Lemming for himself!!! The Art Gallery Perseverance Izzie Wizzie lemmings get busy The ascending pillar scenario Livin' On The Edge Upsidedown World Hunt the Nessy.... What an AWESOME level Mary Poppins' land X marks the spot Tribute to M.C.Escher Bomboozal Walk the web rope Feel the heat! Come on over to my place King of the castle Take a running jump..... Follow the leader... Triple Trouble Call in the bomb squad POOR WEE CREATURES! How do I dig up the way? We all fall down
Mayhem Steel Works The Boiler Room It's hero time! The Crossroads Down, along, up. In that order One way or another Poles Apart Last one out is a rotten egg! Curse of the Pharaohs Pillars of Hercules We all fall down The Far Side The Great Lemming Caper Pea Soup The Fast Food Kitchen... Just a Minute... Stepping Stones And then there were four.... Time to get up! No added colours or Lemmings With a twist of lemming please A BeastII of a level Going up... All or Nothing Have a nice day! The Steel Mines of Kessel Just a Minute (Part Two) Mind the step..... Save Me Rendezvous at the Mountain