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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters (Commodore 64)

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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 Commodore 64 I'm surrounded by robots!
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Commodore 64 A large enemy
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Commodore 64 Mission complete!
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Commodore 64 Loading screen (tape version)

Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Sep, 1990 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Sep, 1990 705 out of 1000 70
Zzap! Jun, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Sep, 1990 45 out of 100 45
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 4.2 out of 12 35

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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 (63132) added Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters (Commodore 64) on Jun 12, 2004
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