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Razer is a British heavyweight robot, that competed from the second series of Robot Wars until the sixth, before returning for Series 8, finishing as grand champion of Series 5, and runner up of Series 6. Razer's weapon was the famous hydraulic piercing 'beak', one of the most powerful weapons of all. Razer appears as a competitor robot in the Game Boy Advance game Robot Wars: Advanced Destruction, its second appearance in Robot Wars video games. Razer appeared in all but one Robot Wars video game.

Appearance and ArmamentEdit

Razer can be clearly distinguished on this game due to its famous beak-like weapon and self-righting wings. There are however some subtle differences. The wheels are red and green, instead of red and blue. The self-righting wings have square holes, instead of round, and they jut out from the robot when it is not attacking, instead of being tucked closer to the claw. They do however, close in when the claw comes down to attack. It is interesting to note that Razer is the only robot that has two positions it will self-right from, one for each side it could fall on to.

Razer wields its devastating claw weapon, that easily cut through most opponents in the TV series. However, this is not represented in the game, as crushing weapons work like an axe, battering opponents rather than piercing them. Nevertheless, Razer's weapon is effective to cause damage.

Razer is an unlockable robot within the game, and is unlocked by beating it in Championship mode.

StrategiesEdit

Using RazerEdit

The claw is a powerful ally when playing as Razer, and attacking with it should very quickly cause major damage to opponents. Whatsmore, if the button is held down whilst attacking, it can hold onto the opponent, allowing Razer to drag them backwards or forwards- a very useful skill for getting opponents into hazards. It is best to avoid flippers, however, as Razer has a susceptible ground clearance, despite the game stats listing it as zero.

Against RazerEdit

Razer's main weakness is flippers, so it would be a good idea to attack Razer with a flipping weapon, but it is best to avoid the claw, as it is quite powerful.

Differences between the Game and Real LifeEdit

  • The front wheels are the wrong colour, being green rather than blue.
  • The self-righting wings protrude outwards (As if it was self-righting or giving its "salute") when the claw is in its default position, but close as the claw comes down to attack.
  • There are far less weight-reducing holes in the wings and they are large and square, rather than small and round.

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