- "Cool, calm, collected and hellish are the only words I can find to describe Electra."
- — Jonathan Pearce's in-game commentary
Arenas of DestructionEdit
In Arenas of Destruction, Electra is a half cylinder shaped robot armoured in titanium and armed with large lifting forks. It has two searchlights and two headlights. It is a heavyweight, but is not able to self-right.
Due to its shape and high speed, Electra can turn over easily. Your best bet is to drive slowly and attack often, while not letting more than one robot attack you at a time. Luring opposition into pits is also an option.
Electra is simple to defeat. As the robot is highly unstable, all you need to do is to flip it over with a flipper and it is over, as it cannot self-right. In addition, if you're lacking a flipper, a ram will work against it, as it will tip over. A powerful weapon is discouraged, however, as Electra has strong armour.
In Extreme Destruction, Electra maintains the same body shape it has in Arenas of Destruction, but is armed with a conventional flipping blade to replace the lifting forks, which enables Electra to self-right. In this game, the robot no longer has any extras.
Electra is available after unlocking Stage 5 of Competition mode, and costs 6850 credits to buy.
Electra doesn't have great pushing ability, but the flipper is quite powerful, considering its size. The flipper can be used to flip other robots forward to get them into a particular direction, into arena hazards etc. Electra is fairly agile, so can fairly easily get around the sides of robots to flip robots when vulnerable.
Electra's large wheels give it a high ground clearance, which makes it very susceptible to flipping. Electra is also quite unreliable; a large flip can render the engine or the drives immobile. Electra has limited pushing power, so pushing it from the sides or the back can be done with ease. The flipper of Electra is surprisingly powerful, so it is advisable to avoid it as much as possible.