"Now, when you think of Skittles, you think of sweaty old men, huddled in the corner of a pub, dribbling over warm beer. But our game of skittles isn't like that, no, no, no, no, no."
— Craig Charles

Skittles was one of the Trial events that featured during Series 2 of Robot Wars. The five competitor robots which qualified from The Gauntlet would have to take on ten stacks of ten barrels ('skittles') located within a triangular 'exclusion zone', and attempt to knock as many of them over as possible in the time allowed. The House Robots would patrol the arena, but could not enter the 'exclusion zone' to attack competitors if they were inside that zone. The robot which knocked down the fewest barrels by the end of the Trial would be eliminated.

The best Skittles performance by any competitor was from Killerhurtz in Heat G, which knocked over 64 barrels. Only one robot failed to knock over any skittles: Piece De Resistance in Heat A.

Also in Heat G, then-reigning champion Roadblock was almost eliminated in the Skittles stage, after starting the trial first, knocking 34 barrels over, and having its score beaten by Onslaught, Nemesis and Killerhurtz. Roadblock eventually qualified after Limpet only knocked over 23 barrels during its own run and was eliminated instead.


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