- "Matilda is vicious to say the least!"
- — Jonathan Pearce's in-game commentary
Matilda was one of the four original house robots in Robot Wars. She was based on an mutant alien boar, she was equipped with pneumatic flipping tusks at the front and interchangeable chainsaw and flywheel weapons at the rear. Matilda appears in Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction (PC/Xbox) in addition to the other four Robot Wars video games.
In this game, it is possible to play as Matilda and the other house robots by entering a cheat code.
Appearance and ArmamentEdit
Matilda and the other four early House Robots made their fifth and final video game appearance during this game. The game was the only game based on Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1. Matilda's appearance remains almost unchanged from the previous Robot Wars console game release, Robot Wars: Arenas of Destruction. She again sports the flipping tusks, but features her rear flywheel weapon, that featured on her from Series 5/Extreme 1 onwards, rather than the chainsaw. Although the flywheel weapon was well known for being incredibly destructive, it causes very little damage in the game. The House Robots in this game could break the rules for the first time, perhaps to show off the fact that Refbot was in a game for the first time. They would often come out of their CPZs and attack competitor robots, which would lead to them receiving a yellow card, and eventually a red card after breaking the rules for a second time.
Functions within gameEdit
Matilda would act as one of 4 house robots, on particular arenas, for most of the events and battle types.
Matilda was originally seen as the easiest house robot to flip by contestants in real life, however in the game, although it is manageable, Matilda is very difficult to flip over, even when the player can get in underneath her. She also can't be left on her side, which in real life was the only and easiest option when trying to flip her.