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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.

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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amstrad CPC I hope I do not regret destroying these computers.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Arcade Robot on wheels
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Arcade The Story.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Commodore 64 Mission complete!

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Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST May, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The One Atari ST May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 64 out of 100 64
The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Retro Archives ZX Spectrum Apr 07, 2018 10 out of 20 50
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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