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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 SNES Main menu
The Humans Genesis Uh oh, no lives left.
The Humans Genesis You can jump longer distances with 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 Mania Amiga Jul, 1992 93 out of 100 93
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 Genesis Jun, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
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

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63048) and Servo (55783)