Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

Critic Score User Score
ZX Spectrum
...
...
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 Atari ST I'm done for.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters SAM Coupé Robo-spheres?
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Commodore 64 Oof, the robots got me!
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga The opening sequence

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
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 78 out of 100 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 725 out of 1000 72
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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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