Lemmings (Mac OS Classic)
The Mac installment of the classic Lemmings, released the same year as the DOS and SNES versions.
The fire tileset has a full set of letters, though only about half of them are used in-game. The unused ones look like this:
There's also this small three-bars object in the fire tileset that doesn't appear in any level.
In the tile tileset, there are a few unused blocks.
The stone/wood tileset has an unused tile which appears to be intended as an eraser.
Finally, this steel block is unused in the crystal tileset.
There are some graphics which are only used as erasers, so their (negative) shapes can be seen in levels but their actual images never appear.
From the dirt tileset:
From the fire tileset:
From the tile tileset:
From the stone/wood tileset:
From the crystal tileset:
Deleted Level Features
In some levels, the developers seem to have edited or remade parts of the level, but instead of actually deleting the moved or overwritten tiles, they just added eraser tiles on top so they wouldn't appear in the final layout. In this section, level maps are rendered with eraser tiles only partially opaque, so erased tiles are still visible but appear darker than normal tiles.
On Fun 3 (Tailor-made for blockers), they used large column objects, then erased most of them to make the thin platforms. It also looks like they tested this out off to the left a few times, then completely erased those tiles.
On Tricky 20 (One way digging to freedom), there are some erased bricks in the space where the fire shooter is just to the left of the entrance.
On Tricky 23 (From The Boundary Line), it looks like the starting platform and central column were remade at least once.
Rendering this level with all tiles partially transparent reveals some hidden stairs inside the central column that were likely part of an earlier design.
On Tricky 25 (Cascade), the starting platform and stairs were originally a few pixels higher.
On Taxing 3 (Heaven can wait (we hope!!!!)), there are some erased triangular blocks under the exit platform. Also, there's an erased column top/bottom tile where the leftmost cone now is.
On Taxing 5 (Lend a helping hand), there are some deleted wooden platforms that would have blocked access to the exit.
Taxing 16 (Mary Poppins' land) has a deleted slope under the second dropoff.
On Taxing 17 (X marks the spot) there are some deleted triangular bricks in the starting area.
On Taxing 24 (Take a running jump) there are several erased features:
- Several bricks under the first bridge
- A steel block near the center
- Some rocks and a red stroke in the climb-up section on the right
In Mayhem 1 (Steel Works), the starting platform was moved down just a few pixels, but the old blocks are still there under an eraser. Also, most of the steel structure on the right is destructible - only the left and top edges are actually unbashable. If the player goes out of their way to get the lemmings under that structure, they would be able to bash, mine, or dig away most of it.
On Mayhem 5 (Down, along, up. In that order) it appears that the central chandelier used to be quite a bit less dangerous - it was just a bunch of steel blocks.
Mayhem 9 (Curse of the Pharaohs) has some deleted stairs hanging from the ceiling above the starting gate.
A block was deleted at the bottom of Mayhem 13 (The Great Lemming Caper). Perhaps this was done to prevent some unintended strategy, but it's not clear what that strategy could have been.
There are some deleted vertical columns under the horizontal parts of the rightmost structure in Mayhem 25 (Have a nice day!).
The Lemmings series
|Amiga||Lemmings (Prototype) • Lemmings 2: The Tribes (Demo)|
|DOS||Lemmings • Oh No! More Lemmings • Lemmings 2: The Tribes (Demo) • 3D Lemmings|
|Windows||Lemmings • Lemmings Paintball • Lemmings Revolution|
|Mac OS Classic||Lemmings|
|Sega Master System||Lemmings • Lemmings 2: The Tribes|
|Game Gear||Lemmings • Lemmings 2: The Tribes|
|Genesis||Lemmings • Lemmings 2: The Tribes|
|SNES||Lemmings • Lemmings 2: The Tribes|
|Game Boy (Color)||Lemmings (Prototype) • Lemmings 2: The Tribes • Lemmings & Oh No! More Lemmings (Localization Prototype)|
|PlayStation||3D Lemmings (Prototypes) • The Adventures of Lomax|