- "A hideous creation to let loose to maul and mangle, meet, Barrabis."
- — Jonathan Pearce's in-game commentary
Barrabis is a fictional competitor robot which features in the video game Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction. It is a low box triangle shaped robot armoured in aluminium with a steel hammer weapon.
Barrabis is notably the only fully built robot which is available to buy at the very beginning of Competition mode. It costs a reasonable 2580 credits.
The name Barrabis may be a corruption of Barabbas, a Biblical criminal, who was released in place of Jesus at the Passover feast in Jerusalem.
Your best bet with Barrabis is simply to keep continually bashing your opponent with the hammer until you cause them damage. Pushing power from the front of the robot is poor due to the hammer being mounted at the front, indeed Barrabis can be quite easily pushed around from the front. However, Barrabis has relatively good pushing power if you ram your opponent with the rear of the robot. Barrabis is fairly agile which you can use to your advantage when avoiding your opponent's attacks. Barrabis can also use its hammer to self-right, so flippers should not be too much of a problem.
To defeat Barrabis you are best using a destructive weapon against its aluminium armour. Another tactic is to push Barrabis around from the front, in an attempt to push it into an occupied CPZ or the pit.