3D Lemmings

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3D Lemmings
Publisher: Psygnosis (EU), Imagineer (JP)
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (23 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Shuttle Mouse (JP version only)
Genre: Action, Puzzle

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥6,800 T-15013G
Sega Saturn
£39.99[1] T-11304H-50
Sega Saturn
?F T-11304H-50
Sega Saturn
DM ? T-11304H-50
Sega Saturn
?Ptas T-11304H-50

3D Lemmings (3D レミングス) is an entry in the Lemmings series of games for the Sega Saturn, and the first game to be presented in 3D. Notably, 3D Lemmings was not developed by the franchise's creators, DMA Design, instead being produced by Clockwork Games for publisher Psygnosis. The Saturn version was not released in North America.


3D Lemmings follows a similar format to the previous titles Lemmings and Lemmings 2: The Tribes - to get as many lemmings to the exit as possible, all levels are presented in 3D (though the lemmings themselves are still 2D sprites). Lemmings can still be assigned certain skills to assist in negotiating obstacles, though there is a new action to turn approaching lemmings 90 degrees to the left or gith.

Usually, but not always, the player has control over the camera, and parts of the game rely on the player's use this camera to correctly judge where actions should be performed. In some situations this requires using the "virtual lemming" camera option, which gives a first person view from a selected lemming.

The Japanese version supports the Shuttle Mouse.


3D Lemmings was written primarily in the C programming language, so could be ported to the Saturn from the PlayStation with relatively few changes[3]. Full motion video clips needed to be re-rendered for the differing hardware, however[3].

Magazine articles

Main article: 3D Lemmings/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
79 №4, p107[4]
48 №402, p30
70 №9/96, p78
75 №57, p76[5]
84 №9/96, p65[6]
73 №45, p74/75[7]
84 №54, p93[8]
81 №9/96, p64[9]
90 №68, p110[10]
82 №81
75 №8, p72/73[11]
63 №1996-14, p237[12]
49 №, p14Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[13]
73 №8/96, p116[14]
Sega Saturn
Based on
14 reviews

Saturn, EU
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Saturn, JP
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