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The Humans

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The Humans
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Developer:
Genre: Action, Puzzle






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$64.95More...[1] T-83046




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The Humans is a 1992 game by Imagitec Design and GameTek released for a variety of platforms including the Sega Mega Drive. The Mega Drive port was only released in the US.

Sega Mega-CD and Sega Game Gear versions (the latter set for a US release in FebruaryMore...[3], then July 1993More...[4]) of the game were in development at one stage. The Game Gear version appeared at Summer CES 1993More...[5].

Gameplay

The game is an action puzzle game similar to Lemmings. You control several cavemen to achieve various predefined tasks in a set amount of time. A switches between humans. Each human can do one of several predefined actions depending on the existing situation (for instance, forming a human ladder, picking up items, or throwing a spear), using C to switch actions and B to perform them. You have a limited number of humans to work with, and if one gets hurt too many times, they are out of the puzzle for the rest of the game.

For whatever reason, the Mega Drive port only allows you to choose between listening to music or sound effects, not both simultaneously.

Magazine articles

Main article: The Humans/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 041.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)More...[6]
  • Sega Visions (US) #11: "February/March 1993" (199x-xx-xx)More...[7]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #43: "February 1993" (199x-xx-xx)More...[8]

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
84 №23, p146/147
75 More...[9]
73 More...[1]
80 №8, p22/23/24/25
81 More...[10]
71 №1, p44
76 №18, p78/79
88 №39, p34/35
86 №18, p58
68 №7, p44/45
83 More...[11]
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
11 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №19, p48
Sega Game Gear
75
Based on
1 review

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a0cf4366
MD5 f9d308023ece50b2776bf5809db1723f
SHA-1 21ad6238edf0aa0563782ef17439b0c73a668059
1MB 1992-09 Cartridge (US)

References