Nickelodeon Robot Wars

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Nickelodeon Robot Wars
Robot Wars.jpg
The Robot Wars logo.
Starring Dave Aizer
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 6
Production
Location(s) Shepperton Studios in Shepperton, England
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Mentorn
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original run August 25, 2002 – October 6, 2002

Nickelodeon Robot Wars is a game show that aired on Nickelodeon from August 25, 2002 to October 6, 2002. Hosted by Dave Aizer, the show was Nickelodeon's take on Robot Wars, the popular and long-running robot-fighting game show. The show was canceled after one season, and subsequently aired on Nickelodeon GAS.

The series of six shows was filmed at Shepperton Studios in England in January 2002 at the same time as the second season of the Robot Wars Extreme Warriors series shown on 'The New TNN' American television network (now Spike TV). Both shows featured American teams and robots flown to England for the filming.

Tournaments[edit]

Seven different tournaments took place over the six show series. Most of the tournaments aired within a single show, but a few spread out over multiple shows.

Tournament Description Robots Winner(s)
U.S Championship Four robots compete in a knockout tournament for the title of U.S Champion. Tyranabot, Ninjitsu, Phantasm, Probophobia Tyranabot
U.S vs U.K Tag Team Terror Four Two-robot teams from the USA and UK compete in a tag-team tournament. The Revolutionist & Spin Doctor (USA), Zanzara & Run Away (USA), Ming 3 & Rick (UK), Bigger Brother & Kat 3 (UK) Ming 3 & Rick
Mayhem A series of three three-robot battles with the winner of each returning to compete in the "Ultimate Mayhem" final. (Robots in bold won their mayhem) Propeller Head, Rosie The Riveter 2, Xylon, Vert-I-Go, Joker, Techno Trousers, Rigby, Diskotek, The Revolutionist Propeller Head Built by Mike Konshak, piloted by Jacob Holland (Team RobotDojo)
Vengeance An 'open call' for teams to settle old scores against their competitors. Bunny Attack, Hoot, Ninjitsu, Destructive Criticism, Probophobia, Spin Doctor, Xylon, Joker Bunny Attack, Ninjitsu, Probophobia, Xylon
Challenge Belt One robot is given the belt and defends it against challengers in one-on-one combat. Three successful defenses in a row win the tournament. Tyranabot, Tut Tut, Rosie The Riveter 2, Probophobia Tut Tut
Rebellion Two competitors take on the massive 'house robots'. Squirmin Vermin and Hundrum vs Dead Metal, Shunt and Sir Killalot Dead Metal, Shunt and Sir Killalot
Annihilator Five robots fight simultaneously in a 'melee' battle. One robot is eliminated and the melee restarts with the remaining four. The process repeats until only the annihilator champion remains. Bunny Attack, Techno Trousers, Hannibal, The Piecemaker, Basenji Hannibal

Adjustments and Changes[edit]

The show featured robot competitors familiar to fans of The American series of Robot Wars, such as 'Rosie The Riveter' and 'The Revolutionist,' but the robot operators were all kids associated with the teams.

To suit the younger audience, a few adjustments and changes were made to the arena and House Robots.

  • All flame hazards, including the flame pit, fire jets and Sgt Bash's flamethrower, were disabled.
  • Sir Killalot was renamed "Sir K," a name he was commonly referred to in the official UK Robot Wars Magazine.
  • The Pit Release Bumper was moved further down the arena wall, closer to the bottom-right CPZ.
  • The language used was changed, with rougher language being disallowed.

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