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Version differences

Main menu

Lemmings Title.png
Mega Drive
Lemmings SMS Title.png
Master System
Lemmings GG Title.png
Game Gear

Password entry

Lemmings MD USEUPassword.png
Mega Drive
Lemmings SMS Password.png
Master System
Lemmings GG Password.png
Game Gear

Level start

Lemmings MD LevelStart.png
Mega Drive
Lemmings SMS LevelStart.png
Master System
Lemmings GG LevelStart.png
Game Gear

Gameplay

Lemmings MD Gameplay.png
Mega Drive
Lemmings SMS Gameplay.png
Master System
Lemmings GG Gameplay.png
Game Gear

Level clear

Lemmings MD NTSCULevelClear.png
Mega Drive
Lemmings SMS LevelClear.png
Master System
Lemmings GG LevelClear.png
Game Gear

Localisation differences

Mega Drive version

Publisher changes

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NTSC-J/NTSC-U version
Lemmings MD EU TitleScreen.png
PAL version
Due to the European version being published by Sega instead of Sunsoft, various references to Sunsoft were replaced with Sega, hiding the fact that Sunsoft developed this port. This has also led to the copyright dates being redrawn and being assigned the palette of the Psygnosis logo to accommodate the palette changes.
Lemmings MD JPUSEnd.png
NTSC-J/NTSC-U version
Lemmings MD EUEnd.png
PAL version
The Sunsoft logo at the end of the credits was also replaced, and a palette correction was made to the lemming's eye, collar and sleeves. Besides these, everything else is the same; one of the difficulty ratings is still called "SUNSOFT", and the "SUNSOFT Special" level is still intact.

Passwords

Lemmings MD JPPassword.png
NTSC-J/NTSC-U version (Japan)
Lemmings MD USEUPassword.png
NTSC-J/NTSC-U version (US)/PAL version
Though the NTSC-J/NTSC-U versions are the same ROM, the game uses a different password system which uses all 26 letters of the alphabet when playing on a Japanese console, while on a US console the password system does not use any vowels. The PAL version uses the same password system as the US version.

This difference is also in the SNES version of the game (which was also developed by Sunsoft) due to Nintendo of America's censorship policies requiring password systems to omit vowels overseas.[1] It is likely Sunsoft applied the same differences to the Mega Drive version for consistency.

Lemmings MD NTSCJLevelClear.png
NTSC-J/NTSC-U version (Japan)
Lemmings MD NTSCULevelClear.png
NTSC-J/NTSC-U version (US)
Lemmings MD PALLevelClear.png
PAL version
Due to the different password systems across regions, the NTSC-J/NTSC-U ROM uses different password lists according to the console language. For example, the password for Fun Level 2 is QWKYN on a US console, and NSHNU on a Japanese console. The PAL ROM uses the same password system as the US version, but all the level passwords have been reshuffled (e.g. The password for Fun Level 2 is changed from QWKYN to WQHMN).

References


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