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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 DOS Title screen
The Humans Jaguar "We are surrounded so, what are we going to do?"
The Humans Game Boy Level 1's goal
The Humans DOS Main menu

Promo Images

The Humans Other Front
The Humans Magazine Advertisement
The Humans Other Back

Alternate Titles

  • "Evolution: Dino Dudes" -- Falcon/Jaguar title
  • "Dinolympics" -- Lynx title
  • "Dino Dudes" -- Jaguar in-game title
  • "エボリューション:ディノデュデス" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1992 92 out of 100 92
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Play Time DOS Jan, 1993 84 out of 100 84
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun Lynx May, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Mega Fun Genesis Jun, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jun, 1993 27 out of 40 68 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 6 out of 10 60


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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.


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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