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The Humans (DOS)

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Description

The gameplay of The Humans has similarities to Lode Runner and Lemmings. Your job in this action puzzler is to help prehistoric man to evolve by helping them discover tools, the wheel, weapons, or even fire. Each level in the game will have a given task to help in this, and you are allotted a number of characters who must accomplish the task. The player can switch from person to person while moving the characters around each scrolling puzzle, and teamwork is essential to success.

Tasks can include finding objects (like a spear) on the screen, or trying to reach a specific destination which may require the use of objects you have discovered so far. Each level has a time limit, when time runs out the level can be restarted.


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The Humans DOS Each level has a goal.
The Humans DOS Though if you don't eyeball your jump distance correctly, you may end up like my caveman here, a grease smudge on the cave floor.
The Humans DOS And a charming end-of-level report on my progress!
The Humans DOS Sis boom bah!  Load level load!

Alternate Titles

  • "Evolution: Dino Dudes" -- Jaguar title
  • "Dinolympics" -- Lynx title
  • "Dino Dudes" -- Jaguar in-game title

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The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1992 83 out of 100 83
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Game Players Mar, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Psygnosis

According to the German magazine PC Player (issue 02/1993), after The Humans was first announced, Psygnosis threatened to pursue legal action if the game should turn out to be too close to their own game Lemmings.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #3 Readers' Special Price for 1992

Martin Smith (63154) added The Humans (DOS) on Jan 20, 2005
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