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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 Atari ST Bonus level
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Atari ST This switch starts the escalator to the second floor.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Atari ST Level one complete
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Atari ST From the intro

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Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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Critic Reviews

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
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
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) Atari ST Apr, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1990 64 out of 100 64
The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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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