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MindRover: The Europa Project

Windows - 2000

Also available on: Mac - Linux

Year 2000
Platform Windows
Released in United States
Genre Educational, Puzzle
Theme BattleMech, Math / Logic, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter, Tank
Publisher CogniToy
Developer CogniToy
Perspective Behind view
5 / 5 - 1 vote

Description of MindRover: The Europa Project

You are a researcher on Europa, a moon of Jupiter. In your free time you like to make working rovers from improvised things and program it for different tasks.

Your task is to construct small robotic rovers that compete with one another in a variety of challenges. What's particularly new and unusual is that it's not just a matter of choosing weapons. The player actually gets to control how the robots react through a visual programming metaphor that CogniToy calls "wiring." In the construction lab, players choose bodies, drive trains, sensors, weapons, and manipulators for their robots from a large array of possibilities, then visually wire the sensors to the controls to give each rover a unique set of behaviors.

The rover is then moved to the competitive arena and set free to take on all competitors. In one arena, the competition may be a race, and players would likely choose small, fast vehicles with sensors tuned for staying on the course and avoiding obstacles. But in the very next room, the goal may be simply to be the last robot standing, in which case it might be a good idea to festoon a tank with a whole array of weapons, along with radar units to guide them.

The game includes puzzles, mazes, treasure hunts, and other unique problem-solving tasks.

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How to play MindRover: The Europa Project Windows

Base game has the version 1.07.

MindRover RCX Pack features new scenario pack called "Robot Fun" that gives you 18 new components that simulate physical and logical components that can work with the LEGO RCX system, it also includes two model RCX robot chassis that you can use within MindRover

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Comments and reviews

anon 2022-11-08 0 point

Rustblade, you are an absolute chad.

Rustblade 2022-09-07 3 points

Hi I have uploaded some extras

1.07 Addons and 1.08 Patch (Extracted from 16-bit installers)

BattlePak and BattleTest - These are fan-made addons with extra components.

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Windows Version

DownloadDisk Image English version 600 MB DownloadMindRover RCX Pack English version 36 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run MindRover: The Europa Project, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

NocdNoCD for main game English version 16 KB PatchPatch 1.08 English version 6 MB Misc1.07 Addons English version 2 MB ModBattlePak English version 856 KB ModBattleTest English version 171 KB

Mac Version

Works fine with QEMU emulator

Linux Version

Version 1.07a, includes 2 official addons Arena Race and Hydro Battles, plus best user modifications (in "add-ons" folder). The game has been tested on Ubuntu 16.04.3 x86_64, unpack and run the game through ./mindrover

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