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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 Commodore 64 A large enemy
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Commodore 64 The beginning location
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Arcade Title Screen.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga The factory map

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Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga May, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST May, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1990 9 out of 10 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 88 out of 100 88
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 77 out of 100 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 725 out of 1000 72

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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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