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Lemmings FunLevel28

Down, along, up. In that order
Difficulty Mayhem
Level # 5
No. of Lemmings 80
To be Saved 75%
Time 5 Minutes
Level Chronology
Previous The Crossroads
Next One way or another
Over the wall (Genesis)

Down, along, up. In that order is the fifth level of the Mayhem difficulty in Lemmings.


Time to revisit another "Fun" level. The timer is much more forgiving on this one, and so is the save percentage. Your skills however, are limited to the absolute minimum - meaning one mistake, and you can start all over again.

First, use two Athletes (Climber and Floater). Use the first as a Blocker near the hot molten lava to the right, and the second must use exactly one Builder skill to reach the first platform under the exit. The staircase should start under the edge of the above platform.

While doing this, ensure your other Lemmings systematically dig themselves through those "shelves". Make Diggers at the opposite ends of the "shelves" so they won't create a hole too deep where a fall would be fatal.

When your Builder made it to the top of the first platform, allow it to walk to the edge, and use a Blocker ability on him there. You shall have to use another Builder to get on the second platform, alas, the distance is too short, even if he'd start building right from the Blocker. So here is what needs to be done. Use the Builder skill on a Lemming when it is halfway towards the Blocker on that small platform! While building, it will hit the Blocker, and start building to the opposite direction! As crazy it seems, this is the only way to finish the level. You must be very precise here - if your Builder goes above the Blocker, or the ramp doesn't reach the upper platform - start over.

Second platform is the same deal. Apply a Blocker at the right edge, and order a Builder to build when he is halfway at the platform. Utilize this same tactic at the third and fourth platforms - now the way to the exit is ready. Wait for your Lemmings to march in, you should achieve 93% (75 of 80). You have no means of liberating the Blockers, so use the nuke button to finish the level.

Version differences[]

Atari Lynx
  • Was renamed Down Along Up
  • Only has 40 Lemmings and 30 must be saved.
  • There are only three platforms between the ground and the exit.
2006 Remake
  • 7 minute time limit.

Access codes[]

  • Acorn Archimedes / Atari Lynx: UNCLECLIVE (Uncle Clive)
  • DOS:
  • Macintosh: HGCNOMNPHL
  • PC:
  • Sega Genesis: PQDPR (America) / VKBCR (Europe)


  • This map is also used in level 28 of the Fun difficulty, If only they could fly.
  • This is the last level to use the track Keep Your Hair on Mr. Lemming (Lemming 3) on most platforms.

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