Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction - Xbox

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Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction (Xbox)
Also for: PC, GBA
Viewed: 2D Combination Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Climax Soft. Co.: BBC Multimedia
Publishers: BBC Multimedia (GB)
Released: 22 Nov 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 11+
Accessories: Xbox Memory Unit


As the Robot Wars phenomenon continues to dominate the TV screens of the mechanically minded, the BBC's interactive division has unleashed the playable equivalent for Xbox.

In some ways similar to Scrapheap Challenge, players design and construct a fighter robot of their own. There are literally dozens of weapons, bizarre shapes and sheets of metal to choose from, and you must plan your construct carefully. There are three vital features a robot can possess. They can be fast and manoeuvrable, they can have a great arsenal, or they can have a good defence. Focusing primarily on one aspect will merely leave you vulnerable in another. It's your call, but an all round fighting machine is the safest and most reliable option.

However, if you're not fully briefed on the ins and outs of robot design, you can choose to fight as one of a selection of pre-built designs.

Once you're ready, you can pit your metal soldiers against a team of opponents in any of eight new and improved arenas based on locations such as aircraft carriers, military bases and subways. And to ensure fair play is properly enforced, there's an all new RefBot.

Single player game modes include Endurance and a quick game of mechanical football, and there are also several multi-player options via a split screen view, which boosts the fun factor of Extreme Destruction greatly.

Extreme Destruction is very similar to the 2001 Arenas of Destruction, but the latter was only available for PC and PlayStation 2. This one's available for Xbox. Give it a go.