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Romset and name:
eprom Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters (set 1)
Manufacturer:
Atari Games
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Shooter Large
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Stick
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
336x240@59.922743 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
MOS Technology M6502, Motorola MC68000
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Atari JSA I Sound Board, Speaker, TMS5220C, Yamaha YM2151 OPM
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.33b4 released on may-31 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.220 released on apr-06 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 31 years ago:

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

    Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters is a one or two-player game in which the players must rescue Dr. Sarah Bellum from Planet X, where her research facility has been taken over by the evil Reptilons. The game is played from an isometric perspective where players control their avatars using Hall effect joysticks. The Hall effect is the production of a voltage difference (the Hall voltage) across an electrical conductor, transverse to an electric current in the conductor and a magnetic field perpendicular to the current. It was discovered by Edwin Hall in 1879.

    The player must shoot their way through a series of simple maze-like levels, releasing the human hostages along the way. Levers must be found and thrown to activate the escalators which allow access to new areas. Gems can be collected to increase the power of the player's ray gun, and food lockers may be broken into for a health boost.

    At the end of each level the play switches to an isometric auto-scrolling sequence in which the player controls his character in a small spaceship, and must steer left or right to navigate through a maze of obstacles. If the player reaches the end of this sequence they will progress to the next level.

    TECHNICAL
    Game ID: 136069

    Main CPU: (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 7.15909 Mhz), MOS Technology 6502 (@ 1.7895 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579 Mhz), Texas Instruments 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

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=760&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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