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The Humans

Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
...
4.0
Game Boy
79
2.8
DOS
77
3.5
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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 Starting location
The Humans SNES Level bonus
The Humans Lynx You can use the spear to leap across gaps
The Humans Lynx Don't try this at home

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Joypad Game Boy Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Power Unlimited Lynx Jul, 1993 7.5 out of 10 75
ST-Computer Jaguar Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
ST-Computer Atari ST Jan, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Megablast Game Boy 1993 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Game Players DOS Mar, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Unlimited Genesis Sep, 1993 5 out of 10 50

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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 (63067) and Servo (55764)