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probably the best contestant
I cried whenever Razor got him :(
It's a shame it used to bodge up sometimes. See Razor: looks awesome, sometimes delivered the goods but it used to fuck up constantly. Chaos 2 was pretty awesome, didn't that chuck several robots out of the ring at one point?
hypnodisc was definitely one of the most inventive ones.
alas, it was prone to technical difficulties, but it was clearly the most badass.
simple but deadly
now i'm wasting all my time watching robot wars videos.
I swear there was a robot in the first series called Rammstein. Also, do you remember they made them drive through shitty obstacle courses in the first one. What was the point? Just let them smash each other up!
Oh my GOD that's my YOUTH!
i remember sitting through it waiting for the good stuff to happen.
i think it was called stinger anyway.
Professor Noel Sharkey would know.
mortis owned. if only they'd got its axe to work consistently.
hypnodisc was good up until it had to fight anything with armour. then you realised its weapon was actually a bit shit.
"Its flipper is considered to be among the most powerful in Robot Wars, although it is not as powerful as Wheely Big Cheese's flipper."
I remember wheely big cheese!
chaos 2 was designed by the man who mad brum.
whichever did the back flip
They both had a SRIMAC. Cassius was the first, and best. Chaos II was piloted by a boygirl named George (still none the wiser).
Hypnodisk was amazing.
Cassius. The first robot with a SRMECH if I recall
But I still wish 'enter' wouldn't submit the most when you're in the subject line. That's pretty stupid.
My sister and I used to bet on each match. Like, 20p. But it was still fun. Hypnodisk was the awesomest, obviously.
It used to just bash everyone about. Bloody fast though.
Apart from just pushing the other robots about. Didn't it beat Razor? I can't really remember.
was a bit boring, but hard to beat
I remember nearly dying with amazement when it came within milimetres of flipping itself out of a trap.
What was the team with the boygirl?
Which was the first proper flipper robot, piloted by the guy with the beard (I know, I know)? That's the one I'm on about. It paved the way for Chaos 2.
I'm angry at myself for getting them mixed up.
effective. I saw it flip other robots out of the arena. I liked hypnodisc cos it was doing something different from being a wedge type thing, but it came a cropper against well-built metally robots, cos no cutting blade is that powerful.
was all I could think of in the Look Around You episode where the dude goes into the sex-change booth and comes out with little perky breasts and a high, awkward voice.
Also, am I imagining in things or was there a ginger shemale on the Chaos 2 team who had a weird voice? I seem to remember her freaking me out quite a bit as a kid.
this is precisely why I remember George Francis. He's the only Robot Wars contestant whose name I recall and it is precisely because he was a freak with a high voice. I think he counts as robot-fighting celebrity:
Oh and controversy:
"Despite Chaos 2’s success it was always one of the least popular robots. Whether this was because it was perceived as the villain in most bouts or because during one fight against Razer in the First World Championship, during which George Francis drove his machine into the pit rather than have Chaos 2 destroyed by Razer after its flipper appeared to lose power, is not clear.
Many challengers later adopted this method of fighting, which in turn put the entire ethos of Robot Wars in doubt. Many saw this more strategic approach as less entertaining for the audience, which may have led to the programme's demise."
definitely ambigious sex-wise, i always just presumed he a suspect male, maybe wired wrongly.
I also liked wild thing because their motto had the word ass in it
ruined robot wars. chaos two basically made everyone play defensive, thus removing the fun of robot wars. kind of like everyone in the premiership switching to 4-5-1 so as to not lose, rather than playing to win ie. kicking the shit out of the other robots.
i hated hypnodisc. after hitting an opponent, it would just fuck off for ages to wait for the disc to spin again.
or fibreglass or something shit.
a poster of Panic Attack signed by the team.
I might still have it somewhere.
And yeah the robot fights and stuff were good too.
Still not as good as Private Iron v War Bastard though
I used to play K-Nex robot wars and I always made mine like stinger
i remember the first show that hypnodisc was introduced, and they had it fight this big robot that was almost entirely made out of papier mache called Psycho Sprout. It was total carnage, awesome scenes :D
Cassius was totally awesome, but i loved chaos 2 also.
What was that one that totally trumped razer in one of the finals? it looked really lame, but it was awesome
y'know where people built robots to do sporty things replicating humans, the most famous contestant was Skeletron