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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.


Galapagos Windows This is Mendel trying to cross moving platforms.
Galapagos Windows This is Mendel looking down on the abyss he'll plunge into shortly.
Galapagos Windows This is Mendel, a four-legged, autonomous, learning organism. Or, as we call him: Stubborn little walkmachine.
Galapagos Windows This is Mendel jumping into a laser beam.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Gamezilla Windows Nov 02, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Windows Nov, 1997 83 out of 100 83
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Joker Windows Nov, 1997 77 out of 100 77
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
Mac Addict Macintosh Mar, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov 05, 1997 50 out of 100 50
MacNN Macintosh 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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