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Nickelodeon Robot Wars
Robot Wars.jpg
The Robot Wars logo.
Format Game show
Starring Dave Aizer
Country of origin United States United States
No. of episodes 6
Production
Location(s) Shepperton Studios in Shepperton, England
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Spike TV

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.

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Tournaments

Over the six shows, seven different tournaments were held. Some were carried out over one show, whilst others were spread out over three.

Tournament Description Robots Winner(s)
U.S Championship Four battle-hungry robots fight it out for the title of U.S Champion Tyranabot, Ninjitsu, Phantasm, Probophobia Tyranabot
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 two The Revolutionist & Spin Doctor (USA), Zanzara & Run Away (USA), Ming 3 & Rick (UK), Bigger Brother & Kat 3 (UK) Ming 3 & Rick
Mayhem An excuse for robots to go into the war zone and fight. The winners of each mayhem qualify for the "Ultimate Mayhem" later in the series (Robots in bold won their mayhem) Propeller Head, Rosie The Riveter 2, Xylon, Vert-I-Go, Joker, Techno Trousers, Rigby, Diskotek, The Revolutionist Propeller Head
Vengeance 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
Challenge Belt 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 Tut Tut
Rebellion Contestant robots are given the chance to take on the house robots. Squirmin Vermin and Hundrum vs Dead Metal, Shunt and Sir Killalot Dead Metal, Shunt and Sir Killalot
Annihilator 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, Basenji Hannibal

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 disallowed.

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