Tut's Revenge was a robot that competed exclusively in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It lost its only battle against Berserk 2 in the first round, having been flipped over and immobilised despite its self-righting mechanism.
Design[edit | edit source]
Shaped like an Egyptian pyramid, Tut's Revenge was protected by 2mm of gold-painted steel plate, cost £500 and took eight weeks to build. The robot had two pneumatic rams which could act as flippers or hammers as its weapons, and which could in theory self-right the machine if it was flipped over, though it proved unable to do so in its only battle.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The name Tut's Revenge is derived from the legendary pharaoh Tutankhamun in Egyptian mythology. The robot also featured hieroglyphics on the back which translated as "health, life and power".
The Team[edit | edit source]
Tut's Revenge was entered into Robot Wars by a team from Preston in Lancashire, captained by Dave Lund, who was joined by relative Tony Lund and teammate Gordon Keeling. The team were best-known for their robot Mega Hurts, which entered Series 2, 6 and 7 under the same team, with only Gordon Keeling being absent in Series 7.
The team were dressed in Ancient Egyptian-style costumes to match the theme of their machine. The team were also accompanied by a stuffed mouse mascot which had previously been a part of Mega Hurts, but now costumed and named "Tutankhamouse".
Robot History[edit | edit source]
Series 3[edit | edit source]
Tut's Revenge was drawn against Berserk 2 in the first round of Heat H.
It started the battle by charging at Berserk 2, but missed and drove straight into the arena wall, briefly getting stuck there. Tut's Revenge bumped into Berserk 2's broadside, and was unable to get its lifting arm in the right place. Berserk 2 then got underneath Tut's Revenge and lifted it onto the arena wall. It soon got down from the wall and lingered near the flame pit, trying to line up for an attack, only for Berserk 2 to come in again with its lifter and topple the pyramid robot over. Tut's Revenge attempted to self-right, but its lifting arm only succeeded in rolling itself onto its side. Unable to self-right in this position, the House Robots surrounded the helpless Tut's Revenge, with Dead Metal slicing into its underside before pushing it into the Pit of Oblivion. Tut's Revenge was thus eliminated from the competition.
- "Well, King Tut's Revenge has still got a pharaoh way to go. He's off home to his mummy!"
- — Craig Charles on Tut's Revenge's defeat
Results[edit | edit source]
|TUT'S REVENGE - RESULTS|
|The Third Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 1
|Heat H, Round 1||vs. Berserk 2||Lost|
Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Series||Tut's Revenge Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Entered with Mega Hurts|
|The Third Wars||Heat, Round 1|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Failed to qualify with Mega Hurts|
|The Sixth Wars||Entered with Mega Hurts 2|
|The Seventh Wars||Entered with Mega Hurts LT|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Tut's Revenge was not the only Robot Wars competitor to use a pyramid shape and etymology derived from Tutankhamun, as the loanerbot entry Tut Tut would later find success in the US series with these shared traits.