Information has been a little bit vague on this game. It’s been uncertain if this were meant as a joke, or in fact a real Lemmings preview.
All there is, is a simple attempt at copying the main game’s introduction sequence. There is no playable version of the game, although the preview tries to load another file which is currently missing.
C64 musician Lars Hutzelmann (The Blue Ninja) got in touch to say that this was in fact intended to be a proper conversion, which André Bürger (Smash designs developer who did games such as Turrican 3 and Crush) was doing to try and get the gig with Psygnosis back in the day.
He had asked Lars to produce some tunes, which Lars did (although not covers from the original Amiga music). Lars never saw any code, but was told that there was a working prototype in existence with sufficient Lemmings running on the screen. The project was cancelled when another team was found to be working on the conversion.
Recently in August 2020, we found a preview showing the development (no in game screenshot though!) in Zzap Italia!
Hopefully we’ll hear more from André soon about the conversion and if anything still may exist.
Contributions: Lars Hutzelmann