In reality lemmings are small creatures that have a habit of wandering aimlessly to their deaths. Lemmings the game features green-haired humanoid creatures doing the same thing: walking straight to their deaths. One by one lemmings are released into a level and players are to give individual lemmings commands to help lead as many as possible to the exit. Each level has anywhere from one to eight different commands available: climber, floater, bomber, blocker, builder, basher, miner, and digger.Commands are essentially tasks to assign a lemming to alter the main path or perform an action that will keep them from falling to their death. If the plan fails and you want to start the level over, just hit the nuke button and watch them all explode. Lemmings features 120 levels and password saves for each level. With a link cable you can compete against a friend to save the most lemmings.