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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 DOS beginning a game - EGA/VGA
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters SAM Coupé Title screen
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Atari ST Title screen
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters SAM Coupé Robo-spheres?

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Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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Critic Reviews

Micro News Atari ST May, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
Zero Atari ST May, 1990 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Sep, 1989 80 out of 100 80
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) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 700 out of 1000 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 45 out of 100 45
Retro Archives Commodore 64 Apr 07, 2018 9 out of 20 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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