BattleBots: Beyond the BattleBox

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BattleBots: Beyond the BattleBox
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Developer(s) Cave+Barn Studios
Pipe Dream Interactive
Publisher(s) Majesco
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release December 10, 2002[1]
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

BattleBots: Beyond the BattleBox is a video game based on the BattleBots license for the Game Boy Advance. It was developed by Cave+Barn Studios and Pipe Dream Interactive and was published by Majesco. It was released on December 10, 2002. Players create and manage a team of BattleBots.

The game was renamed and re-released as BattleBots: Design & Destroy on August 31, 2003.


BattleBots: Beyond the BattleBox is an action game. Players control a radio-controlled robot and battle it out with other robots to win. The main game mode is Tournament mode, where the player competes in four matches depending on the weight class and must win all four to win an award. The player can also win sponsorships, to earn more money.

There are sixteen real-life robots in the game.


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 58.83%[2]
Metacritic 53/100[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 5.5/10[4]
GameZone 6/10[5]
IGN 5/10[6]
Nintendo Power 2.9/5[7]

BattleBots: Beyond the BattleBox received mixed to negative reviews. It has a Metacritic score of 53/100 and a GameRankings score of 58.83%.[2][3]

IGN gave the game 5/10 stating that the only good thing was that Carmen Electra was not in the game.[6]


BattleBots: Design & Destroy was released on August 31, 2003 for the Game Boy Advance. It was stated that the game was the sequel to BattleBots: Beyond the BattleBox; but it actually is the same game released under a different name, albeit with some bugs fixed. It was possible that the game was released to pick up sales from gamers mistaking it for the PC game Robot Arena 2: Design & Destroy. Because of this, the game was panned by both GameSpot and Nintendo Power.[8][9]


  1. ^ "GameSpot". GameSpot. GameSpot. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "GameRankings". GameRankings. GameRankings. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Metacritic". Metacritic. Metacritic. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Provo Frank (13 January 2003). "GameSpot review". GameSpot. GameSpot. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  5. ^ jkdmedia (6 January 2003). "GameZone review". GameZone. GameZone. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Nix (24 January 2003). "The good news? No Carmen Electra". IGN. IGN. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Nintendo Power review". Nintendo Power. 10 December 2002. p. 222. 
  8. ^ Provo Frank (10 October 2003). "BattleBots: Design & Destroy". GameSpot. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Nintendo Power Review". Nintendo Power. 11 January 2003. p. 22.