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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 Weird:<br>
Exploring Grid 1.
The Planets ZX Spectrum Controls menu.
The Planets ZX Spectrum Aye, something was detected!
The Planets ZX Spectrum Weird:<br>
Access to alien code. With a Galactic Rosetta stone it would be much easier.

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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 (36431) added The Planets (ZX Spectrum) on Jul 30, 2016
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