Lemmings TaxingLevel13
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Difficulty Taxing
Level # 13
No. of Lemmings 100
To be Saved 99%
Release Rate 40
Time 6 Minutes
Level Chronology
Previous Livin' On The Edge
Next Hunt the Nessy....

Upsidedown World is the thirteenth level of the Taxing difficulty in Lemmings.


It's not just a new and original level - it is upside down! Well don't worry, your Lemmings and gravity aren't, only the world.

Start with a Blocker at the right. To get through the one-way mountain, you must either use a Basher under the one-way arrow line of the ground, or a Miner near the bottom of the mountain (this is risky, as the Miner may dig through the ropes down there, and cause the Lemmings to fall off the map). Your Lemmings can walk out of the rope without help. There is a Bear Trap on the other side of the second mountain, so apply a Miner and a Basher skill when the tunnel reaches well under the Bear Trap. The Basher's tunnel should end at the bottom of the third mountain.

When reaching this part of the level, use up your only Climber skill to scale the mountain. Wait for it to walk near the exit and have it build against a large root to turn it around. Have it mine down and bash to meet up with the other Lemmings so they can make it to the exit. Raise the release rate to 99 and bomb the Blocker once no more Lemmings need to be turned around.

100% SolutionEdit

It's hard but possible to rescue 100%. For the 100% solution,

Version differencesEdit

Amstrad CPC/ZX Spectrum
  • There aren't any arrows.
  • Only has 20 Lemmings and 18 must be saved.
  • Only has 5 Bomber skills available.
  • Only has 2 Basher skills available.
  • Only has 3 minutes.
Atari Lynx
  • There aren't any arrows.
  • Only has 40 Lemmings and 39 must be saved.
  • Only has 80 Lemmings.
  • 98% of them must be saved (79 of 80).
  • Some of the roots are tall enough to turn Lemmings around.

Access codesEdit

  • Acorn Archimedes/Atari Lynx: HISBADLUCK (his bad luck)
  • DOS:
  • Macintosh: GCJIMLHJGY
  • PC:
  • ZX Spectrum: MLIBAJNNEJ


  • This is the 45th level on the Spectrum and Amstrad CPC versions of Lemmings and the 15th and final level in the Taxing difficulty.
  • In the Amstrad CPC version, this map is also used in level 7 of the Tricky difficulty, INSIDE OUT WORLD.

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