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The Humans

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
84
4.0
Jaguar
...
3.3
Atari ST
...
4.0
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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 DOS That wasn't so hard.
The Humans Game Boy Starting location
The Humans Jaguar preparing to jump by using a spear
The Humans Amiga Code entry

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Mega Fun Lynx May, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Total! (Germany) Game Boy May, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy 1992 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Mega Fun SNES Feb, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Game Players DOS Mar, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Unlimited Genesis Sep, 1993 5 out of 10 50
High Score SNES Sep, 1994 2 out of 5 40

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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

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63154) and Servo (55922)