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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.


Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amstrad CPC Title screen
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Arcade Mission completed
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga The opening sequence
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters ZX Spectrum The starting location

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Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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Critic Reviews

Micro News Atari ST May, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga May, 1990 94 out of 100 94
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1990 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Sep, 1990 885 out of 1000 88
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
The Atari Times Arcade Jun 06, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 77 out of 100 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 725 out of 1000 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 700 out of 1000 70


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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.


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

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