The Humans

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Atari ST
Game Boy
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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 Heres the spear that the chief wants
The Humans Genesis Before each level you are told with how many humans to solve it.
The Humans Amiga Your tribe discovered fire.
The Humans DOS Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

PC Joker DOS Dec, 1992 87 out of 100 87
N-Force Game Boy Feb, 1993 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1992 10 out of 12 83
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1992 83 out of 100 83
ST-Computer Atari ST Jan, 1996 75 out of 100 75
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy 1992 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 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 6 out of 10 60
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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