Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
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2.5
SAM Coupé
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...
Commodore 64
63
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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 opening story - CGA
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Arcade The Story.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters SAM Coupé Scene from the introduction
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters SAM Coupé Game start

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
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Sep, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1990 64 out of 100 64

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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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