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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters (Amiga)

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Description

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters has the player sent on a rescue mission to Planet X. This planet has been taken over by robots and it's up to the player to find and evacuate the remaining humans.

It's a shooter similar to Gauntlet, only with an isometric viewpoint. The protagonist runs around the levels shooting robots, rescuing humans and picking up items.

Screenshots

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga Introduction to the bonus level
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga Title screen
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga A game in progress
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga Uh oh, surrounded by robots!

Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1990 94 out of 100 94
The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1990 88 out of 100 88
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Sep, 1990 885 out of 1000 88
CU Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Format Jun, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Computing Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Action Jul, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Action Jul, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Zzap! Jun, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Joker Jul, 1990 64 out of 100 64

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Trivia

Accidental covermount release

One UK ST magazine offered a playable demo of this on a coverdisk. Or, at least, that's how it seemed, until tens of thousands of readers loaded it up and found themselves presented with the full game, then retailing at £25!

Version differences

In the Amiga and Atari version (probably in the other computer conversions too) the gore animations from the arcade version when dying in the spike machine trap were removed.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #42 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

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Servo (55897) added Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters (Amiga) on Jul 25, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Rola (6806), Kabushi (119751), Martin Smith (63162), Pseudo_Intellectual (44249) and Servo (55897)