Stinger is a British heavyweight robot, that competed from the third series of Robot Wars until the sixth, its best result being finishing in third place in Series 4. Stinger was the most successful torque reaction robot in the entire of Robot Wars, utilising a large mace that would swing over the robot and attack opponents. Stinger appears as a competitor robot in the Game Boy Advance game Robot Wars: Advanced Destruction, its first appearance in Robot Wars video games. Stinger would later go on to appear in the Game Boy Advance version of Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction.
Appearance and Armament[edit | edit source]
Stinger is one of the best replicas presented in the game, distinguishable due to its large mace and two wheels that contain the electronics. Stinger is nowhere near as difficult to control as it is in real life, the difficulty of Stinger's controls caused it much trouble over the years.
Stinger's weapon is the overhead mace, which it wielded in real life, and that replaced the pizza cutter of its first appearance. Unlike real life, the mace will only attack on button press, as there is no concept of torque reaction in this game's physics. The mace is effective, but very difficult to get on target.
Stinger is an unlockable robot within the game, and is unlocked by beating it in Championship mode.
Strategies[edit | edit source]
Using Stinger[edit | edit source]
Stinger's only tactic is to use its overhead mace, although it is very difficult to position correctly to attack properly. It is to Stinger's advantage that being flipped doesn't affect it, although it will eventually break down if repeatedly flipped.
Against Stinger[edit | edit source]
Stinger is almost invulnerable to being flipped; however flipping robots still have an advantage as Stinger's pushing power leaves a lot to be desired. Spinning weapons or axes will have a much easier time however.
Differences between the Game and Real Life[edit | edit source]
- The bar in between the attachment point to the wheels and the mace is the wrong shape.
- The simple attaching rod that connect the mace to the wheels has been replaced with a small box.