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Galapagos (Windows)

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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.

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Galapagos Windows The opening cutscene, done with the game engine, leads smoothly to the start of the game.
Galapagos Windows That way, Mendel, THAT WAY!!
Galapagos Windows This is Mendel, a four-legged, autonomous, learning organism. Or, as we call him: Stubborn little walkmachine.
Galapagos Windows The little insect robot in the tube is Mendel.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Gamezilla Nov 02, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Nov, 1997 83 out of 100 83
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 1997 74 out of 100 74
PC Jeux Oct, 1997 65 out of 100 65
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Reset Nov, 1997 6 out of 10 60
PC Games (Germany) Nov 05, 1997 50 out of 100 50
Computer Games Magazine 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Thexder0 (466) added Galapagos (Windows) on Jul 05, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (251659)