The Humans

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

Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$64.95[1] T-83046

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 February[3], then July 1993[4]) of the game were reportedly in development at one stage.


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.

Promotional material


EGM US 041.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)[5]
  • Sega Visions (US) #11: "February/March 1993" (199x-xx-xx)[6]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #43: "February 1993" (199x-xx-xx)[7]

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
84 №23, p146/147
75 №35, p34[8]
73 №46, p64[9]
80 №8, p22/23/24/25
81 №5, p54/55[10]
71 №1, p44
76 №18, p78/79
88 №39, p34/35
86 №18, p58
68 №7, p44/45
83 №16, p76-79[11]
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
11 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
75 №19, p48
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)


  1. File:GamePro US 046.pdf, page 64
  2. File:SegaPro UK 09.pdf, page 9
  3. File:SegaVisions US 11.pdf, page 100
  4. File:SegaVisions US 13.pdf, page 97
  5. File:EGM US 041.pdf, page 253
  6. File:SegaVisions US 11.pdf, page 53
  7. File:EGM US 043.pdf, page 73
  8. File:ElectricBrain_UK_35.pdf, page 34
  9. File:GamePro US 064.pdf, page 64
  10. File:Mega UK 05.pdf, page 54
  11. File:SegaForce UK 16.pdf, page 76