The Humans

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Atari ST
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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.


The Humans DOS Main menu
The Humans Lynx These pictures appear at the end of the level
The Humans Genesis Get some points after each level.
The Humans DOS Intro: a brief evolution reminder

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Play Time Amiga Jul, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Joypad Game Boy Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Game Zero Lynx Nov, 1993 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1992 10 out of 12 83
The One Amiga Oct, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1992 77 out of 100 77
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
neXGam Jaguar 1994 6.6 out of 10 66
High Score SNES Sep, 1994 2 out of 5 40
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 05, 2008 F 0


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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.


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

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