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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 Arcade Up the stairs.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga Exploring...
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga Uh oh, surrounded by robots!

Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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Critic Reviews

Micro News Atari ST May, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST May, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Sinclair User SAM Coupé Oct, 1991 91 out of 100 91
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1990 82 out of 100 82
The Atari Times Arcade Jun 06, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 77 out of 100 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
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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