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 Game Boy Got that spear!
The Humans Lynx Tribesmen stack up nice and easily
The Humans Lynx You can use the spear to leap across gaps
The Humans Game Boy Level 1's goal

Alternate Titles

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

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Joypad Game Boy Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Mega Fun Genesis Jun, 1993 80 out of 100 80
The One Amiga Oct, 1992 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy 1992 74 out of 100 74
Video Games Genesis Jul, 1993 67 out of 100 67
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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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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