Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
79
4.0
Amiga
80
2.7
Commodore 64
63
2.2
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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 Cut scene
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Arcade Second level
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga Uh oh, surrounded by robots!
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters DOS title screen - CGA

Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
ST Format Atari ST May, 1990 80 out of 100 80
The Atari Times Arcade Jun 06, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 77 out of 100 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 700 out of 1000 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 45 out of 100 45
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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