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 Amiga Game start
The Humans Game Boy Game story
The Humans DOS Intro: to the present day

Alternate Titles

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

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PC Joker DOS Dec, 1992 87 out of 100 87
N-Force Game Boy Feb, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Game Zero Lynx Nov, 1993 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Total! (Germany) Game Boy May, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
Video Games Lynx Apr, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Power Play DOS Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Megablast Game Boy 1993 72 out of 100 72


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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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