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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters (Atari ST)

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Atari ST Title screen

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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 Atari ST This switch starts the escalator to the second floor.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Atari ST Level map
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Atari ST Starting level one.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Atari ST Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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The Press Says

Micro News May, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Atari ST User Jun, 1990 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) May, 1990 895 out of 1000 90
Power Play Jun, 1990 64 out of 100 64
ST-Computer Jul, 1990 4 out of 10 40

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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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Martin Smith (63162) added Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters (Atari ST) on Jun 12, 2004
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