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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 SAM Coupé Game start
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Arcade Time to attack
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga Controlling the cybersled
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters DOS a switch for the stairs - EGA/VGA

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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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST May, 1990 895 out of 1000 90
The One Atari ST May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 725 out of 1000 72
Retro Archives Arcade Apr 07, 2018 13.5 out of 20 68
Retro Archives Atari ST Apr 07, 2018 12.5 out of 20 62
Retro Archives DOS Apr 07, 2018 10.5 out of 20 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 4.2 out of 12 35


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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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