Lemmings Project

Lemmings DS v7.04 Full

Lemmings DS is a port of the classic Amiga action-puzzle game Lemmings for the Nintendo DS.

It features:

  • All 120 levels from the original Amiga Lemmings,
  • All 100 levels from Amiga Oh-No! More Lemmings and
  • All 72 levels from Xmas Lemmings '91, '92, '93 and '94!

That's Fun, Tricky, Taxing, Mayhem, Tame, Crazy, Wild, Wicked, Havoc, Xmas 1991, Xmas 1992, Frost, Hail, Flurry and Blizzard!

Other features include:

  • DLDI support - You can enjoy all of the features of Lemmings DS on any of the devices listed on this page after following a simple patching process.
  • Automatic progress saving - Lemmings DS automatically keeps track of what levels you have completed! (No more annoying passwords!)
  • Make your own levels and traps using the included level editing tools, and share them with others online!
  • Did we mention it's completely free? - Download and play Lemmings DS today!

A million thanks to the über folks who tested Lemmings DS during its initial creation... including 0xtob, Mike Dailly, sgstair, chishm, WinterMute, dovoto, natrium42, Wibble, Stuart Campbell and everybody else who loves Lemmings!

The Xmas levels were made possible due to the hard work and patience of DragonsLover, Mindless, WNivek and all of the talented toolsmiths of the Lemmings Forums.

Many thanks to those of you who have donated using the Paypal gadget! Thank you!

Lemmings DS v7.04

This is the the Lemmings DS game ROM with all of the original Lemmings, Oh No! More Lemmings levels and Xmas Lemmings levels.

After downloading the game ROM, follow the instructions on the Installation page to set up Lemmings DS for your flash device. You will need DevKitPro r20 to compile Lemmings DS.

Lemmings DS Builder v7.0

This complex level editor allows you to make and edit your own Lemmings DS levels using the original built in graphics, or your own custom imported ones.

You will need the Allegro Library to compile Lemmings DS Custom Level Utility

Lemmings Tools Suite

This is a set of applications used to create the 'graphical objects' and 'texture archives' that Lemmings DS uses to render and control the levels during gameplay. You'll need to download this archive if you wish to include your own custom traps in your levels, or create a single custom texture archive for your custom level set.

User Created Lemmings DS Levels

I host a small number of user created levels posted by forumgoers while the old mrd.net forum was still active.


To install Lemmings DS, you'll need to do the following:

  1. Download the Lemmings DS rom from the Downloads page.
  2. Extract it into a directory on your hard drive.
  3. Patch lemmingsds_dldi.nds using one of the tools on this page.
    Certain newer devices do not require the above step. Refer to your documentation for details.
  4. Copy everything within the LemmingsDS directory to somewhere on your flash media.
  5. Open up the lemmingsds_config.txt with a text editor, and follow the instructions to set the inital preferences.
  6. Copy lemmingsds_config.txt to the root of your flash media.
  7. Turn on your DS, select lemmingsds_dldi.nds from your menu, and play!
Lemmings DS Controls
  • The default style is called 'Tapper style'. 'Tapper style' is similar to the original Amiga Lemmings control style: use the stylus to tap a lemming, and the tool will be assigned instantly.There are two 'Tapper style' preferences, 'Hold' and 'Toggle'. These affect how the shoulder button is used:

    Hold means the game is paused while you hold either shoulder button. While holding one shoulder button, you can tap the other button to advance the game by a single frame.

    Conversely, Toggle means you toggle pause on and off with the shoulder buttons.

  • The second style is call 'Holder style'. In 'Holder style', you can hold the stylus against the screen to pause the game temporarily. Holding the stylus against a lemming cause that lemming to be highlighted. While a lemming is highlighted, tap any shoulder button to assign the current tool. This style can be useful if you are trying to pick a single lemming from a large group.

  • The final style is called 'Tactics Style'. 'Tactics style' is basically a reversal of the original Lemmings style. You must click on the lemming first and then the tool you want to assign. 'Tactics style' offers the same 'Hold' and 'Toggle' preferences as 'Tapper style'.

  • Use the directional pad or XYBA to move the camera in any control style. Hold the Start button or hold the stylus against the Fast Forward button to increase the game speed. You can use Fast Forward while the game is paused; the game will stay paused once you release the Start button. To restart the current level, press Select three times rapidly.

  • Zoom in and out using the zoom controls in the lower left corner of the touchscreen.

  • Shutting the DS' lid will pause the game.

Supported Devices

Currently, (as of 14-06-2007) Lemmings DS should run on any device with Read/Write DLDI support

It will not work on any emulator I know of.

If you've tested Lemmings DS on your hardware and it works (or if it doesn't), then please let me know.


Lemmings DS, Lemmings DS Builder and the Lemmings DS Tools Suite are supplied to you free of charge. You may freely distribute the source, object and executable files as long as all creator and other attribution information remains intact and in its original form. You may not sell Lemmings DS, Lemmings DS Builder or the Lemmings DS Tools Suite in its source, object, executable or any other form.

Because these programs are licensed free of charge, there is no warranty for this software, to the extent permitted by applicable law. except when otherwise stated in writing the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the programs “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the programs is with you. Should the programs prove defective, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.

In no event unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing will any copyright holder, or any other party, be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the program (including but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or a failure of the program to operate with any other programs), even if such holder or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The Lemmings Project is an independent project and is not associated with Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc./Sony Computer Entertainment Europe/Sony Computer Entertainment of America, DMA Design, Psygnosis, Team 17 and/or other Sony subsidiaries. PlayStation, PSP and Lemmings are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Nintendo and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo.

Lemmings DS uses chishm's DLDI, and the most excellent NitroTracker player core by Tobias Weyand (as released under the LGPL).