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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. The player has 3 lives and 9 continue play credits.

Screenshots

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters DOS need to sneak up the stairs - EGA/VGA
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga Introduction to the bonus level
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Arcade Robot on wheels
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters SAM Coupé Robo-spheres?

Promo Images

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Magazine Advertisement Page 46

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
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 84 out of 100 84
The Atari Times Arcade Jun 06, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 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
Retro Archives Amstrad CPC Apr 07, 2018 11 out of 20 55
ST-Computer Atari ST Jul, 1990 4 out of 10 40

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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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