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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters (ZX Spectrum)

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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 ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters ZX Spectrum Level complete
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters ZX Spectrum Watch out for robot monsters!
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters ZX Spectrum The starting location

Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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The Press Says

Crash! Jul, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair Jul, 1990 85 out of 100 85

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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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Kabushi (120797) added Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 06, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Rola (6809), Martin Smith (63162), Pseudo_Intellectual (44271) and Servo (55897)