The Drop Zone was an exciting arena hazard introduced into the Robot Wars television show filmed in the United Kingdom and later the international series of Robot Wars. In this Robot Wars battle, the competing robots are generally sent into a drop zone where they have to defend themselves from an assortment of obstacles thrown their way by the opposing team. There is generally a bomb planted somewhere in the drop zone that if it falls into the robot’s lap, the robot has to defend itself by picking it up and throwing it at the other robot. If the bomb made it too near the other robot, the bomb will be triggered and will blow up, causing significant damage to the robot and sometimes to the user if the robot is not cautious enough to avoid this.
The two primary objectives of the drop zone are to stop the robot from colliding with an obstacle and to allow the robot to progress to the next phase. While both of these objectives are simple, depending on the complexity of the competition, they can be quite difficult to complete without the assistance of some kind of helper. A person who is good at using the arena and has some sort of advanced strategy may be able to easily complete both of these objectives, provided they carefully consider their options. Using an Arena Maintenance Bot is an excellent choice, as it can quickly repair any damaged parts and may also be sent in to provide the drop zone with assistance.
In the enemy objective mode of the drop zone game, robots are made to go into the drop zone and defend it against an army of human players. The objective mode is not much different than the other modes; the robots must successfully defend the arena against the waves of opponents attempting to infiltrate it. While using the Arena Builder to create a defense against the offensive forces, the player is allowed to choose whether to try and protect the arena itself from being attacked or to try and destroy the defending force.
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In the friend objective mode, robots are challenged not only by the other players but also by the friendly forces attempting to infiltrate the drop zone. The rules in this mode are the same as those in the other modes. All that needs to be done is to defend the zone against all offensive forces while scoring the winning points for each round that your robot manages to survive. If the time expires while no one has survived, the last competitor will be killed and you will be given the win.
There are many ways that a player can score when they drop the objects in the drop zone. When a robot is dropped by another player, the first person on their team to return to the safety zone without triggering the alarm will get the point. Another way is to move the object from one corner of the Arena to another and drop it there. This action will count as one point. If a player uses the grapple to drag an object from one corner of the Arena to another however, they will only get a single point.
All of the different drop zones in the game have several obstacles in them that players need to avoid as they play. The obstacles consist of spiked walls, collapsing bridges, and rotating hoops. In addition to these, there are also large platforms that are used to jump from one zone to another. It is important to keep in mind that in most of the games, the objects that are dropped need to be within a certain range of each other to prevent the opponents from crossing the zones.
When the time comes to deploy the last defense robot of the team, the objective of this game comes to an end. The last remaining robot on the drop zone square must then push itself to the finish line and obliterate every object on its way to the goal. However, if the robot is destroyed right before the objective, the whole team will get a penalty. In case of extreme destruction, the entire drop zone will be destroyed and new ones will need to be prepared in order to continue the game.