Robot Wars: Arenas of Destruction - PC

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Robot Wars: Arenas of Destruction (PC)
Also for: PS2
Viewed: 3D Third person, into the screen Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Soft. Co.: BBC Multimedia
Publishers: BBC Multimedia (GB)
Released: 23 Nov 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Control Pad


Robot Wars for the PC lets players build their dream robot without spending thousands or investing months of time and effort into actually creating the thing. It’s hard not to be a fan of Robot Wars, especially from an engineering point of view, or from a total destruction viewpoint. Robot Wars pits a variety of home-brewed robotic creations against each other in a fight to the metallic death.

The building aspect of this title is comprehensive and covers five main areas of robot construction. Obviously, the more expensive the parts are, the stronger and more damaging they become. For example, a titanium shell will provide more protection than a wooden one. Certain weapons will only damage certain kinds of shells, so this needs to be taken into account in the early design stages.

You start the game with 2,000 credits, and making the right choice to get started and actually win any more credit can be tough. You can start a robot from scratch or modify and upgrade the starter robot. Once you win the London Arena, a faithful recreation of the television studio, you are rewarded with enough credit to start making a super-robot.

When you have enough credits you can buy some truly destructive weapons and create robots like Hypnodisc. Imagine a double Hypnodisc with tank tracks and a self-righting mechanism. Now that would be a series champion.

There are several game modes for you to test your robot in, including annihilation matches, survival matches, and other tests of your driving and fighting abilities.

There’s a lot of fun and challenge to be found in Robot Wars. If you enjoy the TV series, it’s a safe bet that Arenas of Destruction will keep you occupied for a long while.