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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 The missions
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters SAM Coupé Scene from the introduction
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Commodore 64 Title screen
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga Title screen

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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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Sep, 1990 885 out of 1000 88
The One Atari ST May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Zero Atari ST May, 1990 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 700 out of 1000 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 68 out of 100 68


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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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