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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 Amiga Copy protection
The Humans Genesis Bad news after all humans have died.
The Humans SNES Level bonus
The Humans Genesis Title screen and main menu

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
Joypad Game Boy Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Amiga User International Amiga Apr, 1993 91 out of 100 91
N-Force Game Boy Feb, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun Lynx May, 1993 81 out of 100 81
ST-Computer Atari ST Jan, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Megablast Game Boy 1993 72 out of 100 72
neXGam Jaguar 1994 6.6 out of 10 66
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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