In a game that involves leading suicidal rodents to their doom, wouldn’t it be nice to blow them away, every once in awhile?
Yes, once again I am wielding the Super Nintendo Super Scope, the weapon of choice for true 16-bit warriors. This is truly the greatest plastic bazooka ever created to be used on a Nintendo console. Why am I carrying this hefty bulk of plastic around today?
Well, I’ve come to introduce you to yet another hidden use of the Super Scope. Previously, you may have seen me using this contraption to blow up expensive supercars in Lamborghini American Challenge, and this time we’re going to be using it for slightly more horrific reasons.
Lemmings 2 is the sequel to the original Lemmings. You can tell this because it has the same title with a number 2 on the end. It came out at a time when sequels didn’t need a ridiculous colon-ed subtitle after the title – I’m looking at you, practically every sequel of the last five years.
Anyway, I digress: Before Grand Theft Auto became one of gamings biggest franchises, developer Rockstar North were known as DMA design and were famous for the Lemmings games – Cute little puzzlers revolving around the rescue of green-haired suicidal mammals, by assigning them various jobs to bypass barriers and hazards to get to each level’s exit. The sequel was more of the same, only with different themed “tribes” of Lemmings, and a whole load of new jobs.
Like the original Lemmings 2 was ported to every console under the sun, but it’s the Super Nintendo version that we’ll be focused on because it is indeed one of the few games to support the Super Scope peripheral. However, it’s such a minor level of support that it wasn’t even known about until a couple of years ago, as neither the game, its box or its manual refer to this support.
Support is simple really. Plug your Super Scope and a controller into the SNES and play the game as normal. Now pick up your bazooka, and after a little bit of fiddling, you’ll be able to aim at your Lemmings and fire at them. A successful hit will blow them up, as you’d expect. And that’s honestly it. No clever implementation, just a silly little Easter Egg that serves little to no purpose. I mean, I guess you could have one player trying to play the game normally while another is taking potshots at Player One’s Lemmings, but that’s about it.
So, yeah. That’s using the Super Scope in Lemmings 2. I can’t really say anything more than that, so I shan’t. If you liked this video then I highly recommend that you press that subscribe button to be notified when all of my weekly videos are available. Yes, every week at 12:30 GMT, a new video will be winging it’s way to you.
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