The Humans

Puzzle 1992 Dos Dosbox GameTek Brainteaser Lemmings variant Platformer

Combine Lode Runner and Lemmings and you get Humans!

While certainly it has a tongue-in-cheek idea behind it, The Humans is also a pretty serious arcade action/puzzler game. It's delivered in cool, well delivered sidescrolling graphics, and, also, it has a certain patina of old, but well done and easy to control graphics. Another cool thing about the game is that it has humanoid characters that will remind you of prehistoric man, and in a very cool way; thus, while graphically it doesn't take itself too serious, The Humans still manages to go a long way in terms of playability. There are lots of task based puzzles, some of them inspired by Lode Runner, and thus more in the style of a classic sidescroller; then, when you think you nailed the recipe down, the game shifts to a sort of Lemmings like puzzler, where you have to controls more than one character and use each one in order to get to the exit, chaining together different commands so that you will manage to keep as many of the human alive. It's interesting, and the combination of gameplay styles offers an original kind of product that is worth looking into.

Cool and fun

Very original and captivating, The Humans is a cool combination of a Lemmings variant and the game Prehistorik 2 that lets you control a few prehistoric cavemen in their journey from the stone age onward in history. The game looks pretty interesting, the cavemen are designed very cool and the level design is also original and visually very appealing. The gameplay is a bit awkward in my opinion. The movement of the cavemen is not very dynamic - when you have to jump, you have to set the strength of the jump every time, so the movement is kind of slow. Also, you can't control all cavemen at the same time, so it gets even more slow. If you get used to that, then you'll have a great time. The puzzles are very interesting and demanding at will definitely keep you interested for a long time. Visually, the game is really great. The colors are full and very neatly organized, the animation decent and the sound of great quality. Overall, a great and addictive game, when the few mentioned objections are set aside.

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