Lemmings Wiki
Lemmings TrickyLevel29.png
Release rateRelease rate
Other versions
Sega Master System/Sega Game Gear
Spinners omitted from preview

Difficulty Tricky
Level # 29
No. of Lemmings 100
To be Saved 99%
Release Rate 70
Time 4 Minutes
Level Chronology
Previous Lost something?
Next The Crankshaft

Rainbow Island is the twenty-ninth level of the Tricky difficulty in Lemmings.


This level may seem difficult, as there are three trapdoors, and the save rate is very high. Luckily, the placing of the Spinner hazards shows you the correct way to the exit.

Use a Digger or Basher at the left portion of the highest arch, then another Basher under the highest Spinner hazard. When your Lemmings are between the second and third arches, apply a Digger and then turn him into a Miner halfway down (digging all the way down will cause your Lemmings to splat). After that, all you will need are two more Bashers, and the way to the exit will be open. All Lemmings can be saved if a Digger was used at the beginning, but if a Basher is used, you may need the place a Blocker to the left of the bottom entrance as some Lemmings may turn around and risk falling off the map.

Atari Lynx strategy[]

Have the first Lemming from the top entrance mine through the top arc before the Thumper Trap, then bash through the right hand side of the top arc to reach the exit. Raise the release rate to 99.

Version differences[]

Atari Lynx
  • Only has 40 Lemmings and 39 must be saved.
  • All the Spinner hazard have been removed and a single Thumper Trap appears at the top of the level.
Macintosh and PC
  • Only has 80 Lemmings.
  • 98% must be saved (still just 1 allowable loss).
2006 Remake
  • 6 minute time limit.

Access codes[]

  • Acorn Archimedes/Atari Lynx: WOTSMYLINE (As in the Classic Game Show What's My Line?)
  • Macintosh: OIMFMCCLFJ
  • Sega Master:

Lemmings Levels
Fun Just dig!Only floaters can survive thisTailor-made for blockersNow use miners and climbers
You need bashers this timeA task for blockers and bombersBuilders will help you hereNot as complicated as it looks
As long as you try your bestSmile if you love LemmingsKeep your hair on Mr. LemmingPatienceWe all fall down
Origins and LemmingsDon't let your eyes deceive youDon't do anything too hastyEasy when you know how
Let's block and blow!Take good care of my LemmingsWe are now at LEMCON ONEYou Live and Lem
A Beast of a levelI've lost that Lemming feelingKonbanwa Lemming SanLemmings Lemmings everywhere
Nightmare on Lem StreetLet's be careful out thereIf only they could flyworra lorra LemmingsLock up your Lemmings
Tricky This should be a doddle!We all fall downA ladder would be handyHere's one I prepared earlier
Careless clicking costs livesLemmingologyBeen there, seen it, done itLemming sanctuary in sight
They just keep on comingThere's a lot of them aboutLemmings in the atticBitter LemmingLemming Drops
MENACING !!Ozone friendly LemmingsLuvly JublyDiet LemmingaidIt's Lemmingentry Watson
Postcard from LemminglandOne-way digging to freedomAll the 6'sTurn around young lemmings!
From The Boundary LineTightrope CityCascadeI have a cunning planThe Island of the Wicker people
Lost something?Rainbow IslandThe Crankshaft
Taxing If at first you don't succeed..Watch out, there's traps aboutHeaven can wait (we hope!!!!)Lend a helping hand....
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
Poles ApartLast one out is a rotten egg!Curse of the PharaohsPillars of HerculesWe all fall downThe Far Side
The Great Lemming CaperPea SoupThe Fast Food Kitchen...Just a Minute...Stepping Stones
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)
Mind the step.....Save MeRendezvous at the Mountain