Lemmings 2: The Tribes

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Lemmings 2: The Tribes
Publisher: Psygnosis
Distributor: Sony Electronic Publishing (EU)
Developer(s) of original games: DMA Design/Psygnosis
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Original system(s): PC
Genre: Puzzle, Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$? T-113036
Sega Mega Drive
£44.99[1] T-113036-50
Sega Mega Drive
?F T-113036-50
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? T-113036-50
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas T-113036-50
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?

Lemmings 2: The Tribes is a sequel to Lemmings, and was released, among other consoles, for the Sega Mega Drive in 1994.

Gameplay is much the same as in its prequel, however now Lemmings are split into "tribes", each with their own special skills. There are over 120 levels and 60 different skills.

Sega Master System and Game Gear versions were reportedly completed (and even reviewed), but never released. In 2014, the main programmer Matt Taylor released them both in the SMS Power! community boards.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Sega Conversion: Digital Developments
Program Code: Andrew Bond, Graeme Love, Tim Swan
Sega Graphics: Lee Doyle, Andrew Bond
Audio Soundtracks: Krysalis Software
Original Game: DMA Design
Quality Control: Mark O'Connor, Paul Evason, Stuart Allan
Thanks To: Dave Jones, Mike Dailly, Russell Kay
Project Manager: Tony Parkes
(C)1994 Psygnosis

Master System and Game Gear versions

Produced by: Richard Biltcliffe
Assisted by: Chris Rowley
Directed by: Steve Marsden
Game Programmed by: Matt Taylor
Intro Animation Programmed by: Darren Clayton
Graphics by: Roddy McMillan
Music and Sound by: Mark Cooksey
Levels Converted by: Dave De Pauw
Quality Control by: Stuart Allen, Mark O'Connor, Jonathon Wild
Published by: Psygnosis, Ltd.
Developed by: Spidersoft, Ltd.
Special Thanks to: Dave Cooke, Martin McKenzie, Chris Jones
Licensed by: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.

Magazine articles

Main article: Lemmings 2: The Tribes/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #68: "March 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[3]

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №35, p130/131
79 №157, p80/81[1]
71 №6, p18
89 №27, p108/109[4]
93 №26, p58/59
90 №45, p100
75 №12, p84/85
90 №60, p39/40/41
91 №39, p74/75
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
9 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Lemmings2 MD US Box.jpg
Lemmings2 MD US Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, EU
Lemmings2 MD EU Box.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 de59a3a3
MD5 95bc829e8a054853ca2f953a68dc531d
SHA-1 1de84f5c9b25f6af4c2c3e18bb710b9572fc0a10
2MB 1994-08 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 741eb624
MD5 be93aaaaa9911651befda50cb916d6b9
SHA-1 b56f9e78dee0186c8f8103c7d125e8b497eb0196
2MB 1994-07 Cartridge (EU)


  1. 1.0 1.1 File:CVG UK 157.pdf, page 80
  2. File:CVG UK 155.pdf, page 60
  3. File:GamePro US 068.pdf, page 73
  4. File:MeanMachinesSega27UK.pdf, page 108