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Nickelodeon Robot Wars was a game show
that aired on Nickelodeon from August 25,
2002 to October 6, 2002. Hosted by Dave Aizer, the show was Nickelodeon's take
on Robot Wars, the popular and
long-running robot-fighting game show. The show was canceled after
one season, and subsequently aired on Nickelodeon GAS
until it was eventually taken off the air.
The series of six shows was filmed at Shepperton
Studios in England in January 2002 at the same time as the
second season of the Robot Wars Extreme Warriors series shown on
'The New TNN' American television network (now Spike TV). Both shows
featured American teams and robots flown in for the filming.
Over the six shows, seven different tournaments were held. Some
were carried out over one show, whilst others were spread out over
||Four battle-hungry robots fight it out for the title of U.S
||Tyranabot, Ninjitsu, Phantasm, Probophobia
|U.S vs U.K Tag Team Terror
||A combination of the War of Independence and the Tag Team
Terror, where robots from the USA and the UK fight in teams of
||The Revolutionist & Spin Doctor (USA), Zanzara & Run
Away (USA), Ming 3 & Rick (UK), Bigger Brother & Kat 3
||Ming 3 & Rick
||An excuse for robots to go into the war zone and fight. The
winners of each mayhem qualify for the "Ultimate Mayhem" later in
||(Robots in bold won their mayhem) Propeller
Head, Rosie The Riveter 2, Xylon,
Vert-I-Go, Joker, Techno Trousers, Rigby,
Diskotek, The Revolutionist
||Many robots have grudges on each other, may be because of
losing to them previously or they want to prove something. Well,
this gives them a chance to settle old scores.
||Bunny Attack, Hoot, Ninjitsu, Destructive Criticism,
Probophobia, Spin Doctor, Xylon, Joker
||Bunny Attack, Ninjitsu, Probophobia, Xylon
||Tyranabot was given the challenge belt to start with. They
needed to battle other robots, the winner received the belt and
they tried and keep it and not lose it to any other robots they
take on. Three wins in a row won the robot the belt
||Tyranabot, Tut Tut, Rosie The Riveter 2, Probophobia
||Contestant robots are given the chance to take on the house
||Squirmin Vermin and Hundrum vs Dead Metal, Shunt and Sir
||Dead Metal, Shunt and Sir Killalot
||Five robots fight in the arena together. One robot is
eliminated, then the remaining four go back to the arena and fight
until another robot is eliminated and so on until only one is left
which is the annihilator champion.
||Bunny Attack, Techno Trousers, Hannibal, The Piecemaker,
Adjustments and Changes
The show featured robot competitors familiar to fans of Robot
Wars, such as 'Rosie The Riveter' and 'The Revolutionist,' but the
robot operators were all kids associated with the teams.
To suit the younger audience, a few adjustments and changes were
made to the arena and House Robots.
- All flame hazards, including the flame pit, fire jets and Sgt
Bash's flamethrower, were disabled.
- Sir Killalot was renamed "Sir K," a name he was commonly
referred to in the official UK Robot Wars Magazine.
- The Pit Release Bumper was moved further down the arena wall,
closer to the bottom-right CPZ.
- The language used was changed, with rougher language being