- "This is Shunt. Not one to mess with."
- — Jonathan Pearce's in-game commentary
Shunt was one of the four original house robots of Robot Wars. It was reminiscent of a bulldozer, armed with a rear-mounted scoop and fearsome axe, and a snowplough at the front. Shunt 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 Shunt and the other house robots by entering a cheat code.
Appearance and Armament
Shunt 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. Shunt's appearance remains unchanged from the previous Robot Wars console game release, Robot Wars: Arenas of Destruction. He again sports the weaponry that was equipped to him from Series 3 onwards, and still adopts the same colour scheme. However, like in the previous game, the scoop was static and did not move, unlike its real life counterpart. 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 game
Shunt would act as one of 4 house robots, on particular arenas, for most of the events and battle types.
Shunt suffered the misfortune of being flipped over more times than any other house robot, however, in the game, although it is manageable, Shunt is very difficult to flip over, even when the player can get in underneath him.