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Galapagos

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MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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Windows
67
3.4
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Description

Galapagos is a world of evil self-replicating robots. They have just created helpless Mendel, an insect-like little robot that will be the prototype of an army that will aid the Galapagos race to destroy all worlds in the universe. The player must help Mendel escape the industrial labyrinth where it was placed before it is too late...

The game is really a series of dangerous environments that Mendel must go through in order to escape. What makes the game different is that Mendel has a bit of a mind of its own; in principle, its Artificial Intelligence can learn from deaths and not repeat mistakes, or become more neurotic after successive failures. The player instead controls the somewhat surreal environments Mendel is in, rather than Mendel itself, usually by clicking on switches that move platforms, disable force fields, activate jump pads, etc.

Screenshots

Galapagos Windows This is Mendel about to be crushed by moving blocks.
Galapagos Windows This is Mendel seconds before falling off floating platforms.
Galapagos Windows Keep the moving psychodelic cubes away from Mendel.
Galapagos Windows This is Mendel crawling in the wrong direction.

Alternate Titles

  • "Galapagos: Mendel's Escape" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Mac Game Gate Macintosh 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Power Play Windows Nov, 1997 83 out of 100 83
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 1997 74 out of 100 74
PC Jeux Windows Oct, 1997 65 out of 100 65
Reset Windows Nov, 1997 6 out of 10 60
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov 05, 1997 50 out of 100 50
MacNN Macintosh 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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