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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
63
2.2
ZX Spectrum
...
...
DOS
...
2.5
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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 Arcade Time to attack
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amstrad CPC Title screen
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters DOS opening story - EGA/VGA
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Commodore 64 Mission complete!

Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 91 out of 100 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST May, 1990 895 out of 1000 90
The One Atari ST May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Sep, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Atari ST May, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ST-Computer Atari ST Jul, 1990 4 out of 10 40
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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