Tool Bugs: Clones Demo

By Jim Rossignol on November 25th, 2010 at 12:11 pm.


Clones is a rather lovely Lemmings-inspired puzzler, which has a demo just here. Just as in the old Psygnosis money-printer, the creatures you mean to save are your tools, only this time they are copied by machines as you cross the level. It’s just as cute as you’d expect, and is beautifully presented with 3D globe map that unlocks as you open up different regions and levels within those regions. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that it’s probably not a bad puzzler overall. The first few levels, at least, are well designed and engaging. It’s brimming with random features, and the full game is 150 levels long. Take a look. It even has competitive multiplayer, a video of which I have posted below.

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  1. noom says:

    Bought this yesterday actually. Not played it yet (which is a situation I’m about to remedy). Looks like a rather unsubtle tribute to Lemmings, but that is something I’ve been wanting somebody to do for years now :D

    • Jim Rossignol says:

      They’re not shy about it, they say on the site that it is a new Lemmings.

    • Jonathan says:

      Every now and then I daydream about what Lemmings HD might be like.

    • Ergates says:

      “Every now and then I daydream about what Lemmings HD might be like.”

      Lemmings.

    • noom says:

      Well, finding it generally charming so far. Perhaps a little more forgiving than the original, though that’s probably a good thing in most respects. And who knows what the later levels are going to be like.

      Glad they’ve gone in for the competitive multiplayer angle as well. 2-player Lemmings remains one of the most under-rated and brutal multiplayer games of all time as far as I’m concerned. God damn my brother though for declaring truces then digging straight down underneath my spawn-point. I fell for that every time :(

    • Warskull says:

      What I really like about the single player is the tiered difficulty with the levels. You can play just to get through the level, or you can play to get all the Qdots (collectible item), then you can play for score, each step being a bit more challenging than the next. Figuring out how to get all the Qdots, losing the fewest possible clones, while using the fewest possible abilities can get you thinking, even for simple levels.

  2. Skull says:

    Even with the descriptions, I don’t understand what is happening in that trailer. Looked fun though!

  3. James Allen says:

    It’s a good game. Multiplayer is quite fun and chaotic.

  4. DevilSShadoW says:

    I don’t care about Lemmings inspired games.
    Bring more CODBLOPS gunporn please.

    WAIT! Lemmings? LEMMINGS? I CAN NOW SEE THE ERROR OF MY WAYS!

  5. MPUKDentist says:

    For anyone else who has problems with the download mirrors, I’ve put it up onto Fileplay – http://www.fileplay.net/f/12030/

  6. James Allen says:

    To expand, all of the clone mode except for one generally useless one is a direct copy from Lemmings.
    However, it has some nicely designed levels and the multiplayer is fantastic fun. Plus, $10.

    • John Cliche says:

      Which “clone mode” is the generally useless one? Capture The Clone mode is really fun.

    • James Allen says:

      I meant the jobs…atomize seems to be fairly inefficient

    • John Cliche says:

      Woah, dude, the Atomize is the BEST skill! You can use it to smooth over bumps in the land or stick to walls to break the fall distance or save a pack of clones from a drill sabotage just by atomizing one clone to fill the hole. In multiplayer it’s essential.

  7. Lobotomist says:

    I had a pleasure to play Lemmings multiplayer (you need 2 mouses) and i can safely say its one of most hilarious awesome PVP games.

    Making remake of Lemmings was no brainer ;)

  8. Cory says:

    I’ve been playing this game for hours, its awesome, but gets pretty tough. I think its still on sale, so if you like lemmings you should check it out! Anyone here beat the game yet?