The Humans

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Game Boy
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 Game Boy Starting location
The Humans Jaguar look out for dinosaurs and other critters
The Humans Jaguar dino dudes have almost discovered a spear!
The Humans Amiga Drowning on a summer level

Alternate Titles

  • "Evolution: Dino Dudes" -- Falcon/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
Game Zero Lynx Nov, 1993 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1992 10 out of 12 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Power Unlimited Lynx Jul, 1993 7.5 out of 10 75
ST-Computer Atari ST Jan, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jaguar Jul, 1994 8 out of 12 67
Video Games Genesis Jul, 1993 67 out of 100 67


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Ports to the Atari Jaguar and Falcon

Originally, no ports of the game to any Atari platform was intended. But Atari liked the game and paid Imagitec to port the game to both new Atari platforms (the Jaguar console and the Falcon home computer). While the Jaguar port was released as one of the earliest game for the console, the Falcon port was delayed until 1995. In part of the progress, the renaming to Evolution: Dino Dudes was requested by Atari.


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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