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Lemmings TrickyLevel4.png
Difficulty Taxing
Level # 7
No. of Lemmings 100
To be Saved 98%
Release Rate 55
Time 3 Minutes
Level Chronology
Previous Compression Method 1
Next The Art Gallery

Every Lemming for himself!!! is the seventh level of the Taxing difficulty in Lemmings.


Revisiting another good old level from "Tricky" difficulty? Maybe it was too easy that time. Let's make it harder...!!!

The start is very akin to the "Tricky" difficulty variant, however, this time, send the first Lemming as a Climber, then set up a Blocker behind him. Set release rate up to 99 as you have little time. When the Climber Lemming reaches that slimey pile-thingy, use a Builder skill to turn him back, then a Basher skill at the one-way rock. Keep the Blocker alive for now, as your leader Lemming has some building to do.

You have VERY few Builder skills here, which means, you have to build the staircases a lot more sparingly. First, let the Lemming walk down that slime-bridge onto the rock, and start building the staircase only when the Lemming has passed the summit and starts wandering down. You need two Builder skills to reach that small piece of earth below. Start building another two staircases to that sunken rock's summit. Finally, use the last Builder skill for one last staircase from that sunken rock to the exit's land.

When your Lemming reaches the sunken rock, bomb the Blocker, and let the swarm wander on. To be precise, detonate the Blocker when the timer reaches 1:10, so you can be perfectly sure you have enough time to fulfill the stage. If you set the release rate to 99 early, this should be no problem. If you do hesitate too much, and fail...you just have to try again.

Version differences[]

Atari Lynx
  • Renamed "Every lemming"
  • Only has 40 lemmings and 39 must be saved.
  • The islands between the "ship" and the exit is taller.
  • Only has 80 Lemmings.
  • 97% must be saved.
  • In Monochrome mode, the arrows aren't animated but in color, they are.
  • Monochrome or color, the gaps between the islands is slightly wider so the bridges must be placed at the very edges.
2006 Remake
  • 4 minute time limit.
  • Left part of "ship" removed.

Access codes[]

  • Acorn Archimedes/Atari Lynx: ANUREBEVAN
  • Macintosh: NKNDHGCDGR
  • PC:


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Lost something?Rainbow IslandThe Crankshaft
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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
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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)
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