Plunderbird 4 is a British heavyweight robot, that competed in the fourth series of Robot Wars, with little success. The team had previously entered with Plunderbird 1, Plunderbird 2, and Plunderstorm, of which only Plunderbird 2 had achieved any success in the arena, reaching the Semi-Finals. Plunderbird 4's weapon is the team's infamous "Slicer Dicer", although the weapon never caused any real damage during the show's run.
Plunderbird appears as a competitor robot in the Game Boy Advance game Robot Wars: Advanced Destruction, the first of its two appearances in video games, the other being the PC/Xbox version of Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction.
Appearance and Armament[edit | edit source]
With its yellow paint job and slicer dicer weapon, Plunderbird is easily recognisable as its Series 4 design, Plunderbird 4. Oddly, Plunderbird can self-right on this game, unlike real life. The game represents Plunderbird fairly well, although the wedge is too steep.
Like in real life, Plunderbird is armed with its Slicer Dicer crushing arm, although it does not act as it would do in real life, firing much faster, more like an axe would. The arm is also taller than it should be.
Plunderbird 4 is an unlockable robot within the game, and is unlocked by beating it in Championship mode.
Strategies[edit | edit source]
Using Plunderbird 4[edit | edit source]
Plunderbird's Slicer Dicer is has a good rate of fire, and much like with Razer, the button operating it can be held down to grapple onto opponents. It certainly functions better as a rammer however, so the best tactic is to push opponents towards arena hazards, using the Slicer Dicer to control opponents when possible.
Against Plunderbird 4[edit | edit source]
Plunderbird is very easy to flip, so a simple win can be obtained by repeatedly flipping Plunderbird over. Plunderbird will be able to self-right, but this tactic should prove enough to win a judges' decision.
Differences between the Game and Real Life[edit | edit source]
- The robot is taller than real life.
- In real life, the "Slicer Dicer" (on the rare occasions it worked) moved much more slowly, and is taller than it should be.
- Plunderbird 4's wedge is steeper than in real life.
- Plunderbird 4 can self-right in the game, although this was not possible in real life.