The Humans

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

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$64.9564.95[2] 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[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].

Being developed in the United Kingdom, European releases were also planned after their US counterparts[1], but failed to materialise.

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

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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
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
70
[10]
Consoles + (FR)
84
[11]
Electric Brain (UK)
75
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
68
[13]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
70
[14]
Game Mania (UK)
78
[15]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
73
[2]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-U
80
[16]
Mega (UK) PAL
81
[17]
Mega Action (UK) NTSC-U
71
[18]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
80
[19]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-U
76
[20]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
88
[21]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
86
[22]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-U
68
[23]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
83
[24]
Supergame (BR) NTSC-U
70
[25]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
75
[26]
Sega Mega Drive
76
Based on
18 reviews

The Humans

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

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
75
[27]
Sega Game Gear
75
Based on
1 review

The Humans

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

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 9
  2. 2.0 2.1 GamePro, "May 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 64
  3. Mega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 9
  4. Sega Visions, "February/March 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 100
  5. Sega Visions, "June/July 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 97
  6. Mean Machines Sega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-06-30), page 27
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 253
  8. Sega Visions, "February/March 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 53
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 73
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 138
  11. Consoles +, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 146
  12. Electric Brain, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-26), page 34
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 34
  14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 321
  15. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 26
  16. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 22
  17. Mega, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-21), page 54
  18. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 44
  19. Mega Fun, "06/93" (DE; 1993-05-19), page 30
  20. MegaTech, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 78
  21. Sega Power, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-07), page 34
  22. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 58
  23. Sega Zone, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 44
  24. Sega Force, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-04), page 76
  25. Supergame, "Junho 1993" (BR; 1993-06-xx), page 14
  26. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 86
  27. Sega Pro, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 48


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