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The Humans (Jaguar)

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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 Jaguar dino dudes have almost discovered a spear!
The Humans Jaguar preparing to throw a spear over to a different dino dude
The Humans Jaguar title screen
The Humans Jaguar the summary before each level

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

ST-Computer Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
neXGam 1994 6.6 out of 10 66
The Video Game Critic Oct 05, 2008 F 0

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Trivia

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

Servo (55823) added The Humans (Jaguar) on Jun 15, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63136)