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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.


Screenshots

The Humans Lynx You can use the spear to leap across gaps
The Humans Jaguar look out for dinosaurs and other critters
The Humans Amiga Disk-swap screen
The Humans DOS Intro: to the present day

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga User International Amiga Apr, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Joypad Game Boy Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun Genesis Jun, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Mega Fun SNES Feb, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Video Games Jaguar Sep, 1994 67 out of 100 67
neXGam Jaguar 1994 6.6 out of 10 66
Game Players DOS Mar, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
High Score SNES Sep, 1994 2 out of 5 40

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Trivia

Ports to the Atari Jaguar and Falcon

Originally, no ports of the game to any Atari platform was intended. But Atari liked the game and paid Imagitec to port the game to both new Atari platforms (the Jaguar console and the Falcon home computer). While the Jaguar port was released as one of the earliest game for the console, the Falcon port was delayed until 1995. In part of the progress, the renaming to Evolution: Dino Dudes was requested by Atari.

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

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