Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
63
2.2
SAM Coupé
...
4.0
Amstrad CPC
...
...
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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 DOS a switch for the stairs - EGA/VGA
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters SAM Coupé Robo-spheres?
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Atari ST Starting level one.
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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Critic Reviews

Micro News Atari ST May, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
Sinclair User SAM Coupé Oct, 1991 91 out of 100 91
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
ST Format Atari ST May, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 77 out of 100 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 700 out of 1000 70
The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 45 out of 100 45

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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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