When Megabots, Inc from the USA and Suidobashi Heavy Industry from Japan decided to go up against each other, everyone probably imagined some big Mech Warrior kind of event. Instead, we got Giant Robot Duel. While the robots are very cool, the speed and agility of the robots mean the actual combat is pretty slow.
The event was streamed “Live” on Twitch although a number of viewers felt it wasn’t as Live as they suggest. However, it has come to light that the event took place over a number of days and was choreographed to build excitement. The scripted nature of the event came down to the fragility of the Mechs and the fact that they needed constant maintenance. Although hiding that fact seems counterintuitive to the idea of having an entertaining event since most viewers want to see destruction.
Check out the Giant Robot Duel below:
BEHOLD, THE WORLD’S FIRST GIANT ROBOT DUEL, BETWEEN MEGABOTS, INC (USA) AND SUIDOBASHI HEAVY INDUSTRY (JAPAN)! Science fiction fantasies become reality as gigantic robots, piloted by their creators, go head-to-head in this historic battle!
Of course, we don’t want people to get hurt in a real event but Robot Wars (BattleBots in the US) has more excitement.This shouldn’t be the end of giant robot fights though and we hope the likes of Megabots, Inc and Suidobashi Heavy Industry learn from the experience and we get bigger, better, faster and more robust robots for full-on fights in the future.
In the meantime, if you want to see some mechanised fighting action, check actual diggers fighting in the streets of China to get your mechanical destruction lust satisfied.