Escape From The Planet of the Robot Monsters

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Atari Games Corp. [Milpitas, CA, USA]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Escape From The Planet of the Robot Monsters © 1989 Atari Games Corp.


The evil Reptilons are holding humans hostage on Planet X; one or two players must warp onto the planet and rescue them, destroying the swathes of enemy robot monsters that bar their way. players are armed with laser guns and a finite number of bombs. Hostages are rescues by simply touching them, but players must be careful not to accidentally shoot the hostages. Food can be found in storage lockers and will increase the players' energy levels. Some robots leave gems behind when they are destroyed, and these can be picked-up to give the players a weapon boost.

Robot Monsters is a colourful, comic book-esque and humorous pastiche of the classic sci-fi B-movie genre. The game has a similar feel to Atari's own arcade legend, "Gauntlet", although the scrolling levels of Robot Monsters are viewed from a 3-D isometric viewpoint.
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURE :
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Escape From The Planet of the Robot Monsters machine
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Game ID : 136069

Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (@ 7.15909 Mhz), M6502 (@ 1.7895 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579 Mhz), TMS5220 (@ 650.727 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : stick
Buttons : 3
TRIVIA
 
Escape From The Planet of the Robot Monsters was released in July 1989.

371 dedicated units were produced in the USA only. The selling price was $2245.
1000 conversion kits were produced in the USA only. The selling price was $1015.

The game code shares a hidden message : HI LISA, ROBIN, MOM & DAD.

The default high score screen of "Cyberball 2072" features names of many Atari arcade games, including ESCAPE (in reference for Escape From The Planet of the Robot Monsters).
PORTS
 

Computers:


Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)
Commodore C64 (1990)
Amstrad CPC (1990)
Commodore Amiga (1990)
Atari ST (1990)
PC (1991)
Sam Coupe
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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