Plunderbird 4 in Robot Wars: Advanced Destruction
|Dimensions||0.94 x 0.66 x 0.41m|
|Power||2x 24v 160w motors|
Plunderbird 4 is a British heavyweight robot, that competed in the fourth series of Robot Wars, with little success. The team had previously entered with Plunderbird 1, Plunderbird 2, and Plunderstorm, of which only Plunderbird 2 had achieved any success in the arena, reaching the semi-finals. Plunderbird 4's weapon is the team's infamous "Slicer Dicer", although the weapon never caused any real damage during the show's run. Plunderbird appears as a competitor robot in the Game Boy Advance game Robot Wars: Advanced Destruction, its first of two appearances in video games, the other being the PC and Xbox version of Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction.
Appearance and ArmamentEdit
With its yellow paint job and slicer dicer weapon, Plunderbird is easily recognisable as its Series 4 design, Plunderbird 4. Oddly, Plunderbird can self-right on this game, unlike real life. The game represents Plunderbird fairly well, although the wedge is too steep.
Like in real life, Plunderbird is armed with its Slicer Dicer crushing arm, although it does not act as it would do in real life, instead firing much faster and more like an axe would. The arm is also taller than it should be.
Plunderbird 4 is an unlockable robot within the game, and is unlocked by beating it in Championship mode.
Using Plunderbird 4Edit
Plunderbird's crushing arm is not useless, but Plunderbird certainly functions better as a rammer. The best tactic is to push opponents towards arena hazards.
Against Plunderbird 4Edit
Plunderbird is very easy to flip, so a simple win can be obtained by repeatedly flipping Plunderbird over. Plunderbird will be able to self-right, but this tactic should prove enough in a judges' decision.
Differences between the Game and Real LifeEdit
- The robot is taller than real life
- In real life, the "Slicer Dicer" (on the rare occasions it worked) fired slower
- The arm is taller than it should be
- Plunderbird's wedge is steeper on the game than it was in real life
- Plunderbird can self-right on the game, and it couldn't in real life