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FAQ/Strategy Guide

[FAQ Information]
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[ Title         ]   Robot Wars™ FAQ/Strategy Guide
[ Platform      ]   PlayStation 2™
[ Version       ]   v0.01
[ Authors       ]   Elliot Bowes
[ E-Mail        ]   rwfaq@firestorm-systems.co.uk
[ My Website    ]   http://www.firestorm-systems.co.uk
[ Last Updated  ]   December 31st, 2001
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[Contents]
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    i. Legal Information
   ii. Updates/Revision History
  iii. General Credits
1.0.0.0. The Basics 
  1.1.0.0. Controls
  1.2.0.0. Game Modes [To Do]
  1.3.0.0. Game Options [To Do]
  1.4.0.0. A Guide to Robot Statistic Numbers  
2.0.0.0. The Robots 
  2.1.0.0. Robot Building
    2.1.1.0 Component Guide [To Do]
    2.1.2.0 Building Guide (Templates) [To Do]
  2.2.0.0. Enemy Robots [To Do]
    2.2.1.0. In-Game Only Robots [To Do]
    2.2.2.0. Real Robots
    2.2.3.0. House Robots [To Do]
3.0.0.0. The Arenas & Tournaments [To Do]
  3.1.0.0 London (TV Studio) [To Do]
  3.2.0.0 New York (Steel Works) [To Do]
  3.3.0.0 Germany (Dockyard) [To Do]
  3.4.0.0 Sao Paulo (Scrapyard) [To Do]
  3.5.0.0 North Sea (Oilrig) [To Do]
  3.6.0.0 Siberia (Military Base) [To Do]
  3.7.0.0 Japan (Rooftops) [To Do]
  3.8.0.0 Kilimanjaro (Secret Volcano Level) [To Do]
5.0.0.0. Strategies [To Do]
6.0.0.0. Cheats
  6.1.0.0. Gameshark/Action Replay Codes [To Do]
7.0.0.0. Frequently Asked Questions
8.0.0.0. Bugs & Game Improvements [To Do]
9.0.0.0. Errors, Omissions & Submissions [To Do]     
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[i. Legal Information]
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This FAQ can only appear on the following sites (w/out having to ask me):

• Cheat Code Central 
• GameFAQS 
• Core Magazine 
• Game Sages 
• Vgstrategies.com 
• GameShark.com 
• Firestorm Systems 
• Happy Puppy 
• ZDNet/Videogames.com 

However, it must remain in its current form and may not be edited in any 
way without my permission.

If anyone finds it on any other site or MegaGames.com, please inform me ASAP.

If you wish to include it on your site, e-mail me.

E-Mail Address: rwfaq@firestorm-systems.co.uk

Copyright:
© Copyright 2001-2002 Elliot Bowes. 
This FAQ and everything included within this file cannot be reproduced in 
any way, shape or form (physical, electronical, or otherwise) aside from 
being placed on a freely-accessible, non-commercial web page in its 
original, unedited and unaltered format. This FAQ cannot be used for 
profitable purposes (even if no money would be made from selling it) or 
promotional purposes.  It cannot be used in any sort of commercial 
transaction. It cannot be given away as some sort of bonus, gift, etc., 
with a purchase as this creates incentive to buy and is therefore 
prohibited.
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[ii. Updates/Revision History]
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v0.08 - 31st December 2001
       # Fixed a few things that people pointed out in the forums
       # Added a General Credits Section
       # Finally got round to writing the FAQ section


v0.07b- 30th December 2001
       # Credited cheats to the correct people
       # New Version Released on my Website

v0.07a– 29th December 2001               
       # Updated Contents

v0.06 – 28th December 2001               
       # Added a few more "Real Robots"                  
       # Finally worked out what tournament unlocks what robot
       # Added all the cheats that I know of
       # Corrected Controls Section
       # Completed Guide to Robot Statistic Numbers
       # Completed Info on all Real Robots

v0.05 – 27th December 2001               
       # Sorted Out What Will Go Where                   
       # Came Up With a Contents List        

v0.01 – 27th December 2001
       # First version
       # Basic Format Implemented
       # Copyright & Legal Info Completed
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[iii. General Credits]
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# Many thanks to all the people who contribute to this guide on the forums at
  http://www.robotwars.co.uk/forum

# Rich Dawson is working on a list of the armour types of all the "Real" Robots
  Thank you Rich!

# Thanks to Spencer Pearson for his list of which tournaments unlock which
  Robots.
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[1.0.0.0. The Basics]
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This section tells you the basics of the game that you will need to know to get 
started. Think of it as a cut down version of the instruction book.
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[1.1.0.0. Controls]
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These controls are for the standard setup only. Other control options will be 
detailed at a later date.

  Up - Drive Forwards
  Left - Turn Left
  Right - Turn Right
  Down - Drive Backwards
  Left Analog Stick (L3) - Left & Right Movement
  Right Analog Stick (R3) - Forwards & Backwards Movement
  X - Use Primary Weapon
  Square - Use Secondary Weapon
  Circle - Not Used
  Triangle - Change Camera Angle
  L1 - Use Secondary Weapon
  L2 - Camera Control
  R1 - Use Primary Weapon
  R2 - Camera Control
  Start - Pause
  Select - Not Used

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[1.2.0.0. Game Modes]
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Coming Soon
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[1.3.0.0. Game Options]
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Coming Soon
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[1.4.0.0. A Guide to Robot Statistic Numbers]
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Whilst viewing a robot in the pits, there are numbers at the bottom of the 
screen. From left to right, here's what they mean:

Cost - How much the robot cost to build/buy
Weight - The weight of the robot in kilograms. The weight categories are as
         follows:
         Lightweight - Up to 55kg
         Mediumweight - 56 - 62kg
         Heavyweight - 63 - 75kg
         Super Heavyweight - 76kg and above
Strength - The defensive strength of the robot (Armour value)
Top Speed - How fast the robot can move
Pushing Power - How strong the robot is.
Agility - The turning ability of the robot
Attack Power - An indicator of how much damage the robot is likely to cause.

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[2.0.0.0. The Robots]
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This section covers every robot in the game, and also tells you how to build 
some pretty mean robots.
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[2.1.0.0. Robot Building]
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This is my guide to building robots from scratch. As well as a guide to every 
component, i've included instructions on how to build a few of my own little 
monsters.

Name: Weeto
Body: Low Classic Wedge
Locomotion: 2 x Medium Inner Pneumatic, Castor
Power: 24V Battery
Drive: 2 x 24V Motors
Armour: Titanium
Primary Weapon: Large Built In Flipper (On the front slope)
Secondary Weapon: Carbon Cutting Disc (At the back)
Cost: 12440
Weight: 52 (Lightweight)
Defensive Strength: 770
Speed: 16
Pushing Power: 28
Agility: 21
Attack Power: 110(!!!)
Submitted By: Elliot
Notes: Very good lightweight robot, though it is a bit expensive.
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[2.1.1.0. Component Guide]
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Here is a list of every component you can buy, and all the numbers associated
with them.
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[2.2.0.0. Real Robots]
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Name: Terrorhurtz
Primary Weapon: Huge Double Sided Axe
Secondary Weapon: n/a
Armour: Polycarbonate?
Power: ???
Drive: ???
Locomotion: ???
Cost: 19300
Weight: 79 (Super Heavyweight)
Armour Value: 880
Top Speed: 17
Power Value: 51
Agility: 40
Weapon Power: 70
Vulnerabilities: 
Notes: 
Unlocked By Completing: Heavy Bomber (Siberia)
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Name: Chaos 2
Primary Weapon: *Very* Powerful Flipper 
Secondary Weapon: n/a
Armour: Steel
Power: ???
Drive: ???
Locomotion: ???
Cost: 16050
Weight: 72 (Heavyweight)
Armour Value: 920
Top Speed: 35
Power Value: 2
Agility: 32
Weapon Power: 80
Vulnerabilities: Easy to push around if you hit the back. 
Notes: You've got no chance if you haven't got a srimech or a lifting arm.
Unlocked By Completing: Robotwars World Championship (London)
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Name: Hypnodisc
Primary Weapon: Large Spinning Disc 
Secondary Weapon: Srimech
Armour: Steel
Power: ???
Drive: ???
Locomotion: ??? 
Cost: 13600
Weight: 81 (Super Heavyweight)
Armour Value: 1030
Top Speed: 35
Power Value: 02
Agility: 32
Weapon Power: 95
Vulnerabilities: Once you hack off its disc (fairly easy to accomplish), it's 
powerless to attack you. 
Notes: 
Unlocked By Completing: Flip Frenzy (Siberia)
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Name: Behemoth
Primary Weapon: Large Pneumatic Scoop
Secondary Weapon: n/a
Armour: Polycarbonate & Aluminium/Steel?
Power: ???
Drive: ???
Locomotion: ???
Cost: 11700
Weight: 85
Armour Value: 980
Top Speed: 17
Power Value: 51
Agility: 42
Weapon Power: 125
Vulnerabilities: 
Notes: 
Unlocked By Completing: Russian Rampage (Siberia)
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Name: Panic Attack
Primary Weapon: Lifting Spikes
Secondary Weapon: n/a
Armour: Aluminium, Titanium or Steel?
Power: ???
Drive: ???
Locomotion: ???
Cost: 15800
Weight: 79 (Super Heavyweight) 
Armour Value: 1070
Top Speed: 35
Power Value: 2
Agility: 32
Weapon Power: 30
Vulnerabilities: 
Notes: 
Unlocked By Completing: Scrapyard Challenge (Sao Paulo)
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Name: Mortis
Primary Weapon: Pneumatic Axe
Secondary Weapon: Lifting Arm
Armour: Kevlar, but it should be Titanium
Power: ???
Drive: ???
Locomotion: ???
Cost: 40800
Weight: 95 (Super Heavyweight)
Armour Value: 1280
Top Speed: 12
Power Value: 53
Agility: 40
Weapon Power: 60
Vulnerabilities: 
Notes: 
Unlocked By Completing: Liberty Lightweight (New York)
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Name: Pussycat
Primary Weapon: Carbon Cutting Disc
Secondary Weapon: n/a
Armour: Aluminium, Titanium or Steel?
Power: ???
Drive: ???
Locomotion: 4 x Solid/Foam Large Wheels, 2 x Castors
Cost: 12780
Weight: 82 (Super Heavyweight)
Armour Value: 945
Top Speed: 32
Power Value: 34
Agility: 80
Weapon Power: 80
Vulnerabilities: If you can tip it so that the castors don't touch the floor,
you've just about won.
Notes: 
Unlocked By Completing: Alpha Viking (North Sea)
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Name: Diotoir
Primary Weapon: Lifting Arm
Secondary Weapon: n/a
Armour: ???
Power: ???
Drive: ???
Locomotion: ???
Cost: 5430
Weight: 75 (Super Heavyweight)
Armour Value: 910
Top Speed: 32
Power Value: 34
Agility: 40
Weapon Power: 45
Vulnerabilities: Flammable
Notes: 
Unlocked By Completing: Rooftop Punishment (Japan)
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Name: Thor
Primary Weapon: Large Meat Tenderizer (Spiked Hammer)
Secondary Weapon: n/a
Armour: Steel?
Power: ???
Drive: ???
Locomotion: ???
Cost: 16900
Weight: 79 (Super Heavyweight)
Armour Value: 960
Top Speed: 17
Power Value: 51
Agility: 40
Weapon Power: 105
Vulnerabilities: 
Notes: Those horns *can* hurt you.
       Thor is not a major player in the Robot Wars scene. Apparently,
       they won a competition to be put into the game. (Thanks to Ron from
       Team Landmine)       
Unlocked By Completing: Robot Wars Championship (UK)
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Name: Razer
Primary Weapon: Powerful Hydraulic Crushing Spike
Secondary Weapon: Srimech
Armour: Aluminium, Titanium or Steel?
Power: ???
Drive: ???
Locomotion: ???
Cost: 8700
Weight: 97 (Super Heavyweight)
Armour Value: 990
Top Speed: 34
Power Value: 60
Agility: 40
Weapon Power: 90
Vulnerabilities: Long "reload" time between attacks.
Notes: 
Unlocked By Completing: Nerves Of Steel (New York)
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Name: Firestorm
Primary Weapon: Large Built-In Flipper
Secondary Weapon: n/a
Armour: Aluminium, Titanium or Steel?
Power: ???
Drive: ???
Locomotion: ???
Cost: 7500
Weight: 82 (Super Heavyweight)
Armour Value: 740
Top Speed: 17
Power Value: 30
Agility: 10
Weapon Power: 30
Vulnerabilities: 
Notes: 
Unlocked By Completing: Hamburg Heavyweight (Germany)
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[6.0.0.0. Cheats]
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[Loads of Money, All Robots Unlocked, All Arenas Unlocked, All Trophies Won]
Sign up as a new player, and enter your name as JPEARCE
(Thanks to Marc Doyle)

[Earn Extra Cash]
Buy parts from the scrapyard (weapons are best) and add them to your spares.
Exit the workshop and save the changes. Go back into the workshop, go to setup,
and sell the parts for the shop prices, usually giving you double the amount 
you purchased. In fact, it gives you the price that the item is in the shop.
(Thanks to Rich Dawson)
N.B. This is not really a cheat, more of a bug. We expect that the game
designers overlooked that you might do this.
(The above point was contributed by Chris Hunt)

[Access More Arenas In Freeplay & Vengeance Modes]
Whilst selecting an arena, go to one you have unlocked, and press the d-pad in
the direction of one you haven't unlocked at exactly the same time you 
press X. If you are quick enough, you will be able to access arenas that you
have not yet unlocked.

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[7.0.0.0. Frequently Asked Questions]
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Q. How do I sell my old robots?
A. In the PC version go to Robot Trading. For the PS2 version I'll have to
   find out.

Q. How come the game says I have unlocked a robot, yet it isn't in my garage?
A. You have to actually buy the robot through Robot Workshop > Buy Prebuilt

Q. What are the secret components?
A. Nobody knows! Seriously, nobody actually knows what they are, and where
   you get them.

Q. I have enough credits to unlock a level, yet it isn't unlocked!
A. The credits must be raised through tournaments, not by selling items.
   If you do sell items to raise enough cash, you must raise the last part by
   winning a tournament.

Q. What weapons can self right?
A. The following weapons can self right, but under one condition, you must
   not have external wheels:
   Srimech
   Large Built in Flipper
   Lifting Arm
   Small Built in Flipper

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