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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 Arcade Cut scene
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amiga A game in progress
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Commodore 64 The beginning location
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Arcade Factory map of Planet X.

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Alternate Titles

  • "הבריחה מכוכב המפלצות" -- Hebrew spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 91 out of 100 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Sep, 1990 885 out of 1000 88
The One Atari ST May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Sep, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 700 out of 1000 70
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Retro Archives Atari ST Apr 07, 2018 12.5 out of 20 62
Retro Archives Commodore 64 Apr 07, 2018 9 out of 20 45
ST-Computer Atari ST Jul, 1990 4 out of 10 40


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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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