Why You Should Be Watching Robot Wars

Clue: Because it's awesome!

Welcome to Robot Wars!

If you haven't seen it already, Robot Wars is a game show where teams build their own robots and fight them to the death! If that wasn't enough to interest you, here's why you should be watching Robot Wars right now!

Robot Wars

1. 40 robots battle to be champion

Robot Wars follows 40 different robots built by contestants as they fight to become the Robot Wars champion

Behind the Scenes at Robot Wars

2. Contestants work in teams

Contestants work in groups and have to build the robots themselves at home. There's some amazing Robots including Carbide, the heavyweight robot built by Turbulence, that has a powerful spinning bar as a weapon and military steel armour. Watch Carbide beat Behemoth in this clip.

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3. They build robots like Shockwave

Another contestant is Shockwave that has a lifting scoop that can lift heavy robots and help Shockwave turn itself over. He also does this as his winner's celebration! 

Shockwave from Robot Wars

4. To DESTROY!

But the main thing is their Robot has to be ready to DESTROY their opponent in the arena

Robots from Robot Wars

5. They compete in a special arena

The arena isn't any old ring either. The floor is made of steel and it's surrounded by bulletproof panels. WOAH.

The Arena from Robot Wars

6. There are arena hazards too

Challengers have to careful. As well as the Robot they are fighting, there are arena hazards and House Robots to avoid.

7. The House Robots

Special zones in the arena are patrolled by the House Robots; Shunt, Dead Metal, Matilda and Sir Killalot. 

House Robots from Robot Wars

8. Sir Killalot

Sir Killalot is strongest and more feared of all the House Robots. He has a rotating drill lance and jaws that open 70cm wide. Each arm can lift 300kg, almost the weight of three competitor robots. Plus he's got super strong armour.

Sir Killalot from Robot Wars

9. The Grand Final

If robots make it through the first three stages, they then go onto the GRAND FINAL 

The Judges from Robot Wars

Robot Wars is on BBC2 on Sundays 8pm

Watch Robot Wars on BBC2

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