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|System(s): Sega Saturn|
|Developer: Clockwork Games, Perfect Entertainment|
|Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (23 tracks)|
|Peripherals supported: Shuttle Mouse (JP version only)|
|Genre: Action, Puzzle|
|Number of players: 1|
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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. Full motion video clips needed to be re-rendered for the differing hardware, however.
- Main article: 3D Lemmings/Magazine articles.
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- Mean Machines Sega, "June 1996" (UK; 1996-05-03), page 46
- Computer & Video Games, "August 1996" (UK; 1996-07-11), page 52
- Mean Machines Sega, "July 1996" (UK; 1996-06-03), page 84
- Consoles News, "Octobre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 107
- Consoles News, "Octobre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 78
- Joypad, "Octobre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 76
- MAN!AC, "09/96" (DE; 1996-08-14), page 65
- Mean Machines Sega, "July 1996" (UK; 1996-06-03), page 74/75 (74)
- Mega Force, "Novembre/Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 93
- Mega Fun, "09/96" (DE; 1996-xx-xx), page 64
- Player One, "Octobre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 110
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "June 1996" (UK; 1996-05-22), page 72/73 (72)
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-14 (1996-08-23)" (JP; 1996-08-09), page 237 (239)
- Sega Saturn Magazine (readers), "Final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 14 (16)
- Video Games, "8/96" (DE; 1996-07-31), page 116 (112)