Sir Chromalot was a small circular shaped robot that made its debut in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It was constructed out of the hub of a lorry wheel and had a large spike with a cobalt cutter on the tip in its debut. Sir Chromalot made its only appearance in the Robot Wars video games in Robot Wars: Metal Mayhem.
Appearance and Armament
Robot Wars: Metal Mayhem was the first Robot Wars game and as such Sir Chromalot was one of the first competitor robots to be playable. In fact, as it is the first robot on the "Select Robot" screen, it holds the distinction of being the very first competitor robot to appear in a video game. Due to the Game Boy Color's comparatively poor graphics, the arenas and robots could not be very detailed, and the same goes for Sir Chromalot.
The game's model is easily distinguishable as its real life counterpart, and even its trademark "Sir Chromalot" flag can be seen. It is also rather detailed for a Metal Mayhem robot, with the markings on the top of the wheel hub body clearly visible. Its spike is also distinguishable, though over proportioned (seen in picture). Additionally, it only has one spike, rather than two seen in its menu picture.
In battle, Sir Chromalot's method of attack is using its spike. Like all CPU contestant robots, it will use its weapon when it comes into contact with another robot, but it will not always actively drive towards them. In battle, Sir Chromalot faces the severe disadvantage in that it can be flipped by the arena spikes, eliminating it instantly. Only six other robots share this weakness.
Differences from Real Life
- Sir Chromalot's spike weapon is inaccurately shown to be retractable, when the real life version is static.