Mortis is a heavyweight robot that competed in the first four series of Robot Wars, reaching two heat finals and one semi-final as well as winning the Series 4 War of Independence. Mortis appears as a competitor robot in the Game Boy Advance game Robot Wars: Advanced Destruction. This was one of two official Robot Wars video games in which Mortis appeared as a competitor, the other being Robot Wars: Arenas of Destruction for the PlayStation 2 and the PC.
Appearance and ArmamentEdit
Mortis's in-game sprite could be considered one of the most accurately-reproduced examples in the game, with the correct basic shape and colour for the Series 4 incarnation of the robot used for the game. Mortis holds the distinction of being one of only two competitor robots to have two weapons (the other being Behemoth), in the form of its rapid Tanto Axe Blade and Lifting Arm.
Both of its weapons, when implemented correctly, can be very powerful - Mortis's axe has a faster rate of fire than the other axes within the game (such as those belonging to Terrorhurtz and Dominator 2), and its lifting arm is a particularly effective weapon on invertable robots, allowing it to immobilise them by flipping them against arena walls. However, the arm suffers from the same problem as Cassius 2's flipper in the fact that it sometimes has trouble getting under opponents, in which case the axe becomes Mortis's only effective weapon for that battle.
Mortis is an unlockable robot within the game- in order to unlock it, you must beat it at least once in Championship Mode.
Mortis' powerful axe is one of the most potent weapons in the game, causing more damage, and firing faster, than other axes in the game. Therefore, the axe is the better of the two weapons, but the lifter also comes in useful, perticularly at stranding robots on the arena wall. Mortis is easily flipped however, so paying attention to avoiding the front of flipper robots is advantageous.
Avoiding the axe of Mortis is a priority, as it can immobilise you very quickly if you allow it to hack away at your robot. Flipping Mortis, and then pushing it into hazards, or repeatedly flipping it should allow you to beat Mortis.
Differences between the Game and Real LifeEdit
- The axe is not visible out of the top of Mortis on the game.
- Mortis appears to be taller in the game.
- Mortis' weapons are much further apart in this game.
- Unusually, Mortis was listed as "Mortis INFRANOR" in the instruction booklet and in-game credits for Advanced Destruction. The name most likely refers to INFRANOR Motors, a Swiss company which sponsored Mortis and provided its drive motors in later appearances.