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Difficulty Mayhem
Level # 3
No. of Lemmings 30
To be Saved 100%
Release Rate 99
Time 1 Minute
Level Chronology
Previous The Boiler Room
Next The Crossroads

It's hero time! is the third level of the Mayhem difficulty in Lemmings.


Or better yet... FRUSTRATION time! As easy as this level was back then in the "Fun" difficulty, now it's as hard. Not only you have one skill of everything, there is nothing you can do about the unimaginably strict time limit! Add the fact that you have to save every possible Lemming, and you have a recipe for an impossible level!

So we're going to use a trick at first. In the very nanosecond the level begins, hit the pause button, and do not continue until the level start sound effects stop. This way you can save two to three seconds - which you will desperately need!

First, use a Miner ability on the very last Lemming in the line! When it reaches the slanted group at the one-way block, make it a Basher. Right after that, use the Climber and the Floater skills on the very first Lemming in the line! When the Basher went through the one-way block, use the Builder skill to turn it around. When the Athlete reaches the ground, wait for it to arrive just before the exit door, and use a Digger skill. All that is left is to pray your Lemmings will make it inside before the timer runs out. If you did everything right, the last Lemming should leave exactly with two seconds to spare.

Alternate strategy[]

Turn the second Lemming into a Miner once he's above the second platform and before the one-way block, while the first Lemming is turned into an Athlete. Have the first Lemming start bashing through the one-way block but turn him into a Builder once the tunnel is deep enough so that all Lemmings start turning around. Once the Athlete is standing above the platform where the exit is located, have him dig down so that all Lemmings can reach it.

Version differences[]

Atari Lynx
  • The block before the acid pool has no arrows.
Sega Master
  • Only has 20 Lemmings.
2006 Remake
  • 2 minute time limit.
  • Initial release rate of 50.

Access codes[]

  • Acorn Archimedes / Atari Lynx: SPENDSPREE (spend spree)
  • DOS:
  • Macintosh: ONHGGKONHM
  • Sega Genesis: MLDWF (America) / SFBKF (Europe)
  • Sega Master: FECWMYRD


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