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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters (set 1)

| 1989

Release type:
Units produced: Atari Games
Controls/Input Device: Control(stick), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: eprom

Display: raster 336x240 @ 59.92Hz (59.92 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver eprom.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 2048; Savestate: supported

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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Escape From The Planet of the Robot Monsters (c) 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.


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


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).


* Computers :
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)
Commodore C64 (1990)
Amstrad CPC (1990)
Commodore Amiga (1990)
Atari ST (1990)
PC (1991)
Sam Coupe


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 3F7F55 00000019 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000000 16CB11 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives/Energy PL1
00000000 16D04C 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL1
00000000 16CB13 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives/Energy PL2
00000000 16D04D 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file