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The Planets is an exploration-based sci-fi game combining the genres of simulation and puzzle-solving. It's made up of two separate parts which complement each other during gameplay.

The first is the main game and takes place aboard a mother ship which can travel between the planets of the Solar System; monitoring the flight of a surface spaceship on a planet's atmosphere; and commanding an exploring robot on some locations of a planet where a puzzle has to be deciphered. The second is a puzzle-solving game with different levels of difficulty.


The Planets ZX Spectrum Let's try to decode the ENIGMA of the capsule. LIFE should do it, at least that's what is said on the instructions.
The Planets ZX Spectrum The white rectangle represents an approximate place where the capsule is located. Landed the craft perfectly.
The Planets ZX Spectrum Weird:<br>
Not letting Grid 1 disappear.
The Planets ZX Spectrum Aye, something was detected!

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Sinclair User Jul, 1986 5 out of 5 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1986 9.75 out of 10 98
Your Sinclair Jul, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Crash! Jul, 1986 85 out of 100 85
Computer Gamer Jul, 1986 4 out of 5 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1986 31 out of 40 78
Your Computer Jul, 1986 3 out of 5 60


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ZeTomes (36410) added The Planets (ZX Spectrum) on Jul 30, 2016