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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
2.5
DOS
...
2.5
ZX Spectrum
...
2.1
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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 Amstrad CPC Title screen
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Commodore 64 I'm surrounded by robots!
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters ZX Spectrum Level complete
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters DOS a map of Planet X - EGA/VGA

Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga May, 1990 94 out of 100 94
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 88 out of 100 88
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 77 out of 100 77
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 725 out of 1000 72
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 68 out of 100 68
ST-Computer Atari ST Jul, 1990 4 out of 10 40

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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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