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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 Jaguar the main menu
The Humans Genesis We found the spear!
The Humans Genesis Get some points after each level.
The Humans Lynx Title Screen

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
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
Mega Fun Lynx May, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Mega Fun Genesis Jun, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Lynx Jul, 1993 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play DOS Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy 1992 74 out of 100 74
Power Unlimited Genesis Sep, 1993 5 out of 10 50


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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)