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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 DOS opening story - CGA
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters DOS a switch for the stairs - EGA/VGA
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Atari ST Level map
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters SAM Coupé Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1990 9 out of 10 90
The One Atari ST May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 725 out of 1000 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 705 out of 1000 70
Retro Archives Arcade Apr 07, 2018 13.5 out of 20 68
Retro Archives Amstrad CPC Apr 07, 2018 11 out of 20 55
Retro Archives DOS Apr 07, 2018 10.5 out of 20 52


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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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