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Difficulty Frost
Level # 9
No. of Lemmings 40
To be Saved 100%
Release Rate 50
Time 4 Minutes
Skills Available 3 Climbers, 2 Floaters, 2 Bombers, 3 Builders, and 1 Miner
Level Chronology
Previous Division Bell
Next Four Play

Quest for Kieran is the ninth level of the Frost difficulty in Holiday Lemmings 1994 and the third level of the Demo.


The first lemming must be made a Builder when he's at the edge of the gap to the left of the exit. One lemming will fall through before the bridge is complete so let him walk until he reaches the gap before the exit, and have him build over it starting from the edge. Meanwhile, the first lemming to reach the dip at the top of the floating island must be made a Miner to stall the other lemmings. By the time he will have broken through, there should be a safe path to the exit so raise the release rate to 99.

Access codes[]

  • Amiga / PC: CAJRMDLJCN


This level was named for Kieran Millar, hospitalized for heart surgery around the time the game was made. In an e-mail from Dr. Peter McClean Millar to Alex Meyer (webmaster of World of the Lemmings):

Just as a bit of information for you. On the Xmas 94 demo, one of the levels is called Quest for Kieran - that is my son. He had to go into hospital in 1993 for a heart operation and I wrote to Psygnosis asking if the would send some posters to him and a get well card from the Lemmings (it was a life threatening operation with only mediam survival rate) in the hope that it would help him. Well they did him proud. Named a level for him and sent T-shirts, mugs, posters, stickers and a tape of lemmings music.damn fine company. I'm glad to say Kieran's operation was a complete success and he is now a healthly, normal young boy. In hospital he spent all his time listening to the music (which was actually quite good).

Another e-mail to Meyer followed this one:

For your information, Kieran was diagosed with Coarctation of the Aeorta. This is a condition where the aeorta (main artery running from the heart) narrows. In kieran, his aeorta narrowed to 2 milimeters over a 5 milimeter length. He was operated on in Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital in London where they removed the constriction and joined the aeorta up again. The operation was a complete success and he is now just like any normal young boy.

Information about Pete, Kieran and the rest of the family can be found at http://www.millar.org.

Xmas & Holiday Lemmings Levels
1991 Merry Christmas Mr LemmingChristmas BonusTime waits for no LemmingThis CorrosionDIGGING FOR VICTORYAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!
1992 Jingle LemmingHappy Holidays Mr Lemming!A Lemming HolidayThe North Poles
1993 Flurry Climbing to the Top!Floating Lemming FlurryHoliday MiningLemming Tracks in the Snow!
Christmas South of the EquatorLemming SnowfallLemming SnowjournVacation in GemlandA Block from Home32 Lemmings Below ZeroAt Home in a CavePresents of MindYo-yo Lem-lemMarshmallow Land
Head for the Hills!The Long Way Around
Blitz Oogilemming!Lemmings Up HighCheck Your Hints!Santus LemmingusIt Came Upon a Lemnight Clear
A Single Lemming...Break on through...Presents of Mind IILemmings...The Motion PictureThe Wrath of Lem
The Search for LemThe Voyage Home...The Final FrontierThe Undiscovered CountryThe Needs of the Many...The Next Lemeration
1994 Frost Chains of CommandSki Jump!CindyLandSeparate WaysLemming ReunificationThe Land of the Bizarre
Happy New Year!Division BellQuest for KieranFour PlayMaybe not such a doddleIt's Boxing Day!
2 Minutes before midnightHappy New Year II!Plethora of PresentsUp on the Rooftops
Hail Go Thataway!Break On ThroughAnd a Happy New Year!Lemmintaschen?Get the Point?Surprise Package?Steel Ice SpanSir Edmund HilemmingUp, up, and away!Lemmy in the cold, cold groundEmmings! (No L)
Merry ChristmazePolar ExpeditionRendezvous IISteel Block PartyPeak of Performance