- "The pride of the Navy, or at least they hope."
- — Craig Charles introduces Mega-Hurts
Mega-Hurts was the Royal Navy's entry into the Armed Forces battles of Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1. It was a pointed box wedge shaped robot that traveled at 8 mph and was armed with static ramming spikes. It was also invertible, but was incorrectly stated to have a self-righting mechanism on the show. It was relatively quick around the arena, using its speed to dodge its opponents. It lost its first battle, but managed to get to the Final of the Armed Forces Special.
The version seen in Extreme was in fact the second model, the first was two of the Extreme models back-to-back. It only competed at live events.
Mega-Hurts started by driving near a CPZ, whilst Rhino opened the pit, which got Dead Metal stuck on the edge. Mega-Hurts then tried to ram Rhino, but missed and hit the arena wall. Mega-Hurts seemed to be having trouble getting in position, having to drive around the arena, until it rammed Anvil. Rhino then drove over both robots. Mega-Hurts then mistakenly drove into Dead Metal's CPZ and was cut into. Mega-Hurts escaped, but a small panel ontop of it had come loose. All three robots came together near the flame pit and Rhino pushed both into the arena wall. Mega-Hurts span away and hit Rhino. Mega-Hurts then drove around the arena again and went near the pit, backing onto its edge. It looked like Mega-Hurts was having control issues as it span aaround next to the pit. It became stuck and Rhino pushed it down and out. Soon after both Rhino and Anvil joined Mega-Hurts in the pit, but Anvil was declared the winner.
Mega-Hurts returned for the one-off Armed Forces Special episode, where it fought Rhino again and Oblark (Fire Service) in Round One. At the start, it got stuck in Rhino's tracks when attacking it, and was lifted and axed by Oblark, before Refbot separated it from Rhino. Mega-Hurts than tried to attack Rhino, before being pushed by Oblark. It than attacked Rhino, managing to dislodge its batteries. Rhino was therefore immobilized and eliminated, meaning Mega-Hurts fought Sub-Version (Submarine Corps) in Round Two.
- "We're going to beat them into sub-mission"
- — The Mega-Hurts team to Julia Reed
This fight started with the two machines trying to get into a position to attack each other, and it seemed an even fight, as neither robot was causing much damage. However, when Mega-Hurts pushed Sub-Version in circles, Sub-Version broke down, giving Mega-Hurts the win. In the final, it fought Anvil, but was pushed around at the start. It then drove into Shunt, who lifted it up.
- "I just wonder wether or not Mega-Hurts' steering and controls have been effective."
- — Jonathan Pearce
Mega-Hurts was then pushed into an angle grinder, but was freed by Refbot, only for Dead Metal to attack. Mega-Hurts tried fighting back, but was pushed into the arena wall, but Anvil was pitted by the House Robots, and the Mega-Hurts team thought they won. However, the judges viewed Dead Metal's attack to pit Anvil as unfair, and Anvil was given the judges' decision.
|MEGA-HURTS - RESULTS|
|Extreme Series 1|
|Armed Forces Melee|
|Melee||vs. Anvil, Rhino||Lost|
|Round 1||vs. Rhino, Oblark||Qualified|
- Wins: 2
- Losses: 2