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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 Starting location
The Humans Jaguar There is our fellow dude that we need to rescue
The Humans Game Boy This man is set so he can be climbed up
The Humans Amiga Drowning on a summer level

Promo Images

The Humans Other Back
The Humans Other Front

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

N-Force Game Boy Feb, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Video Games Game Boy Dec, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Power Unlimited Lynx Jul, 1993 7.5 out of 10 75
ST-Computer Jaguar Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy 1992 74 out of 100 74
Play Time SNES Mar, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Video Games Jaguar Sep, 1994 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jaguar Jul, 1994 8 out of 12 67
Power Unlimited Genesis Sep, 1993 5 out of 10 50


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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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