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The Humans

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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 Lynx The chief gives you orders
The Humans DOS Level introduction
The Humans Genesis We found the spear!
The Humans DOS That wasn't so hard.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Amiga User International Amiga Apr, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Joypad Game Boy Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Game Zero Lynx Nov, 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1992 83 out of 100 83
ST-Computer Jaguar Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Power Unlimited Lynx Jul, 1993 7.5 out of 10 75
Video Games Genesis Jul, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Game Players DOS Mar, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63197) and Servo (55896)