Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters
DOS - 1990
Description of Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters
A fun action game with a zany sci-fi plot that recalls 40's "B" campy sci-fi flicks, this game from Tangen has a huge dose of action interspersed with colorful comic-book style cutscenes and animations.
The plot is a familiar fare for most gamers: you and your pal Duke (not Nukem) are members of an interplanetary SWAT team assigned to rescue scientists from Planet X, which has been invaded by the evil Reptilons who are turning their hostages into mindless Robo-Zombies which they plan to use as army to destroy the earth (whew).
Gameplay is simple: shoot all the aliens you see and rescue the hostages. Mindless, yes, but the colorful animations and hordes of aliens will keep trigger-happy gamers --well-- happy for a while.
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
Zane 2021-09-28 1 point DOS version
Controls for keyboard
Using DosBox unmapped keys:
I guess arrow keys(or number pad) to move
[ (left bracket) = shoot/start game
Hold [ (left bracket) = crouch and shoot...to kill the little rc car looking things
] (right bracket) = drop bomb
A = Left
D = Right
X = Down
F = shoot/start game
Hold F to crouch and shoot
B = drop bomb
Is this game meant to be played with 2 people with small hands?
Pretty tough to play using Duke with keyboard
Uberken 2021-01-27 1 point
Anyone care to say what the controls are?
I can't even get the game to run, it just cycles from the demo to the intro and back again.
I read that these are the controls:
Q = move forward
A & S = shoot and drop bombs
Z & X = turn left and right
If I could get into the game I'd try them out!
CosmicEmancipator 2020-11-05 0 point DOS version
Luckily I have a joystick so I didn't have to worry about dumb key setups; fairly fun game though it's way too easy to get mobbed by a dozen dudes and die in seconds.
m1rock 2019-04-18 1 point DOS version
Anyone know what the dos keys are for this? I can find an instruction manual for this online anywhere
dt 2019-03-26 0 point DOS version
@Lord_Xarti: When a DOS game doesn't let you rebind the keys, that's what DOSBox's keymapper or a joystick-to-keyboard mapper like Antimicro are for.
Lord_Xarti 2015-04-09 0 point DOS version
Avoid this game at all costs! Controls are utter crap on keyboard with no way to customize. Truly terrible treatment of an otherwise great game.
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- Year: 1990
- Publisher: Domark Software, Inc., Hit Squad, The, Respray
- Developer: Atari Games Corporation
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