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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 Blast the robot monsters.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Arcade Another hostage rescued.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters DOS opening story - CGA
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters DOS under attack! - CGA

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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 Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Atari ST May, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 77 out of 100 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 725 out of 1000 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 700 out of 1000 70
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1990 64 out of 100 64

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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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