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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

MobyRank MobyScore
SAM Coupé
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4.0
DOS
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2.5
Commodore 64
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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 Arcade Factory map of Planet X.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Commodore 64 Choose a teleport...
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters DOS a map of Planet X - EGA/VGA
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Atari ST From the intro

Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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The Press Says

Micro News Atari ST May, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
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
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
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 45 out of 100 45

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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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