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Description

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.


Screenshots

The Humans DOS Intro: A fall from Grace!
The Humans DOS Though if you don't eyeball your jump distance correctly, you may end up like my caveman here, a grease smudge on the cave floor.
The Humans Jaguar dino dudes have almost discovered a spear!
The Humans Amiga Level loading

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Joypad Game Boy Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Play Time Genesis Jun, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Game Zero Lynx Nov, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Play Time DOS Jan, 1993 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1993 10 out of 12 83
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1995 81 out of 100 81
Video Games Lynx Apr, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Total! (Germany) Game Boy May, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
ST-Computer Jaguar Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1993 72 out of 100 72

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Trivia

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.

Psygnosis

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.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #3 Readers' Special Price for 1992

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