As far as the graphics are concerned, it's beautiful. The liquids (water/soup etc.) and every pixel of landscape are all well done, and every pixel counts in this game. From levels with soil with dinosaur bones and grass to Egyptian pyramids and golden pillars to skulls and bloodstained signs pointing to hell, complete with flamethrower traps, it doesn't get boring. The lemming animations are incredibly fluid and great attention is paid to detail. They shrug when they're done building, tap their feet when they're bored just standing and hold their cute little heads and shake before they explode.
The mud squishier-trap was the goriest, and strangely, it only appeared in one level.
The first few music tracks are fantastic, especially the first one. It won music awards during its day. Some of the tracks were remixes of popular tunes (10 Green Bottles, London Bridge is falling down, Turkish Rondo by Mozart and even Swan Lake) and sound silly, but it was still amusing the first time. The sound effects are first class, and you'll never forget their cute little voices or the sound of the head-chopper lemming-trap. Panic when you hear the builder begin to tick.
Game-play is wise; you'll either love it or hate it. The levels, 120 of them across 4 difficulties, are well thought out and there are usually
many ways to solve them, and depending on how smart/quick you are, you're likely to need a little patience. One level of this game on Tricky took me (as an 11 year old) 2 weeks to figure out. I started drawing the level and lemming skill possibilities in class... I almost lost sleep over it, but it was so rewarding, I just had to finish all the levels and show off my time and % Lemmings saved.
Replay ability for the game is there. I felt totally nostalgic playing it again after all these years. The second time round, there's always the new challenge of trying to save as many as possible in the shortest time. Then, when you watch a friend play, you wouldn't be able to help yourself going, "No, that's the ultimately clumsy way of doing it!" And if you want more, there's always the sequel, appropriately named 'Oh No More Lemmings!’.