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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
3.2
SAM Coupé
...
4.0
Commodore 64
58
2.2
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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 The beginning location
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters DOS beginning a game - EGA/VGA
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters DOS need to sneak up the stairs - EGA/VGA
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amstrad CPC Materializing after being killed

Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga May, 1990 94 out of 100 94
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 85 out of 100 85
The One Atari ST May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1990 64 out of 100 64
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 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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