The Humans

From Sega Retro


Humans title.png
The Humans
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: GameTek
Genre: Action, Puzzle

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$64.9564.95[2] T-83046

This short article is in need of work. You can help Sega Retro by adding to it.

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[3] and Sega Game Gear versions (the latter set for a US release in February[4], then July 1993[5]) of the game were in development at one stage. The Game Gear version appeared at Summer CES 1993[6].


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

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
84 №23, p146/147
75 [10]
78 [11]
73 [2]
80 №8, p22-25
81 [12]
71 №1, p44
76 №18, p78/79
88 №39, p34/35
86 №18, p58
68 №7, p44/45
83 [13]
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
12 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Humans MD US Box.jpg
The Humans Genesis US Cart.JPG
The Humans MD US manual.pdf

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review

<meta itemprop="ratingValue" content="Division by zero.">

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
Sega Game Gear
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)