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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 DOS That ain't good
The Humans Amiga Winter level
The Humans Genesis Good news after level 1.
The Humans Amiga Drowning on a summer level

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
Game Zero Lynx Nov, 1993 85 out of 100 85
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Power Unlimited Lynx Jul, 1993 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
neXGam Jaguar 1994 6.6 out of 10 66 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Power Unlimited Genesis Sep, 1993 5 out of 10 50
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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