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Just dig! is the first level of the Fun difficulty in Lemmings, and the very first level ever in Lemmings history. The exclamation point distinguishes it from the Lemmings Revolution level Just Dig.

As the first of several introductory levels, its intention is to familiarize the player with the various skills in the game. In this level's case, digging.


Simply have one Lemming dig though to the lower level, with the rest following towards the exit.

Version differences[]

Game Gear
  • The roof is missing.
NES and Game Boy
  • The fall distance from the top of the midsection to the bottom floor can kill. Therefore, all Lemmings should dig to survive.
Sam Coupe
  • Time limit increased to 12 minutes and 30 seconds.


  • This map is also used in level 15 of the Tricky difficulty, Ozone friendly Lemmings.
  • In this game, Digging is taught first out of the 8 skills. In Lemmings Revolution, it is taught last.
  • In the Arcade Prototype, you can use digging, mining and bashing to get through the level.
  • This is the 1st of four levels in the PC demo version. (The other three are This should be a doddle!If at first you don't succeed.., and And then there were four....).
  • Being the first level of the first Lemmings game, Just dig! introduces a lot of firsts:
    • It is the first level with 10 Lemmings.
    • It is the first level where 10% of Lemmings must be saved.
    • It is the first level with a release rate of 50.
    • It is the first level with a time limit of 5 minutes.
    • It is the first level to use the can-can track on most platforms.
      • Exceptions include Atari ST, Lynx, and DOS.
  • It is the only level in the first Lemmings game to not have a well-known access code. To find it (CAJJLDLBCS), you have to look at the code scheme.

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