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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 Atari ST Title screen
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters SAM Coupé Scene from the introduction
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Amstrad CPC Materializing after being killed
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Commodore 64 Choose a teleport...

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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
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Retro Archives Arcade Apr 07, 2018 13.5 out of 20 68
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Commodore User Arcade Oct, 1989 51 out of 100 51
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 4.2 out of 12 35


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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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