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 Lynx At the end of each level you see how well you scored
The Humans DOS Intro: A fall from Grace!
The Humans Lynx Time is the biggest enemy in the game
The Humans Amiga Code entry

Alternate Titles

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

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CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1992 84 out of 100 84
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1992 83 out of 100 83
The One Amiga Oct, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Video Games Game Boy Dec, 1992 79 out of 100 79
ST-Computer Jaguar Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
ST-Computer Atari ST Jan, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
neXGam Jaguar 1994 6.6 out of 10 66


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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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