Release: Sep 30, 2011 - Author: -Der-Tribun - Translator: DaxRider123
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters is an action game that uses clichés of 50's/60's Sci-Fi movies, so besides all the action there's a lot to laugh about. Everything seems so over the top that you can't take it seriously at all. In the game it's your job to clear the fictional planet X of the evil "Reptelions".
In 1989, the game was released as an Arcade game programmed by Atari. Later it was ported to several computer systems - too bad that most of these portings lacked the quality of the original version's humor. The versions for Atari's ST and the Amiga are a little closer to the original, however, the Atari ST version's music is pretty bad, thus the Amiga version is the only dignified porting of the game. Too bad that the programmers from Tengen decided to censor a little detail.
Comparison between the uncensored arcade version and the (slightly) censored Amiga version.
On Planet X there are a lot of traps that will kill you instantly. One of them are 2 spears that come out of the wall and impale you. Then, the spears with the corpse are moved back and forth for a while until you can finally continure with your next extra life.
In the arcade version you can see this death animation pretty good (at least for the graphics of the game's time) - blood and guts come out of the corpse's body every time the character is impaled as well as every time the spears move forward. When the spears move backwards you can see the blood and guts sticking on the dead body.
For the Amiga version of the game (as well as the Atari ST version) they defanged the animation. When the character gets impaled, you only see a few blood splatters (no guts anymore) and while the original version had lots of blood and guts sticking on the corpse, the Amiga/Atari version only shows a small thin rill of blood.
NOTE: The rest of the violence of the game is bloodless and is rather over the top and ridiculous. Even the spears are rather a cliché trap than a creative invention.
Additionally you might think that the game's title screen during the intro was censored since you don't see the woman's breasts anymore. However, that's not the case since all the other images where you see women wearing a space-bikini were not altered. The only reason for the smaller image section is the game system's smaller aspect ratio.