Robot Wars (1993) & Robo Warriors (1996)

Mike / October 28th, 2010

Robot Wars (1993) & Β Robo Warriors (1996)


  • October 28, 2010 at 3:00 am


  • Attack of the n00b

    October 28, 2010 at 3:01 am

    1st Bitches!!!

  • Attack of the n00b

    October 28, 2010 at 3:01 am

    fuck travis im first!

  • Dr. Forrester

    October 28, 2010 at 3:03 am

    fuckin noob

  • October 28, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Noobs πŸ˜›

  • wanahunuluge

    October 28, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Hey why dosnt smeone actually comment on the video? Anyways great reiew James! Cant wait fotommorows one already!!

  • Brad Bond James

    October 28, 2010 at 3:04 am

    What the hell is with all the first crap? Have you guys even watched the video? Anyway, great review James

  • Attack of the n00b

    October 28, 2010 at 3:07 am

    the n00b strikes again!!!! Fuck you bitches!

  • Attack of the n00b

    October 28, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Want more n00b attacks? check out my comment on super mecha death christ. AttAck of the n00b!!!!

  • Dr. Forrester

    October 28, 2010 at 3:09 am

    There’s not much to say. They were kinda like MechWarrior, the Movie. I liked the stop motion from Robot Wars more than the suitmation from Robo Warriors

  • Attack of the n00b

    October 28, 2010 at 3:10 am

    the n00b strikes again!!! Ah hahahahahaha!

  • October 28, 2010 at 3:12 am

    You’d think people would get tired of Puppet Master after making 53 sequels. Next one will be Puppet Master 55 by Lucas George.

  • Attack of the n00b

    October 28, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Travis Maciejewski is my hero!!!

  • Attack of the n00b

    October 28, 2010 at 3:22 am

    u talkin bout the n00b?

  • TehJedicake

    October 28, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Ugh I hate when idiots spam the comments

  • October 28, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Yup, I’m a sucker for Robot Jox, I have to admit it. I do love robots though. And you used my voice, thank you!

  • Attack of the n00b

    October 28, 2010 at 3:40 am

    TehJedicake is a super cool cat. soon the n00b will have in the sack lying on his back. n00b!!!!

  • Mattashell

    October 28, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Puppet Master 54. That would be the first film in the Puppet Master series to get a theatrical release. Perhaps in the future the world will recognize Charles Band’s genius. ; /

  • Lanlost

    October 28, 2010 at 3:49 am

    I liked the video, as usual, but someone please tell me how this relates to “Monster Madness”,

    I understand it follows this years theme of ‘schlock’ type films, but I tend to think of Monster Madness being horror related since.. every other film this year is.

    Then again, other years have had Godzilla marathons and such but.. if you’ve watched this years (and last years, etc) then you know what the other reviews have been like.

    I’m not complaining. I’m always glad when James puts out something, I just honestly want to know. Did anyone else have this reaction at all? I seriously checked the video stream to see if it was somehow on Spike and was one of his normal movie reviews or something.

    Also, did anyone notice the “since they are both from the 90’s and have similar titles it can be hard to tell them apart” and then literally 15-20 seconds later almost the EXACT same sentence was repeated?

    Once again, I’m not one of those people who give James crap for being human. In fact, this may be the only glaringly obvious ‘mistake’ I’ve noticed so obviously in any of his videos. Considering that there are 31 Monster Madnesses per year, this is saying a lot. And I’m also saying this for his regular videos and AVGN ones as well. He’s almost ALWAYS dead on in his history for games and movies. I love it.

    And also, while this part is off-topic.. I always like to note that this is what set James apart so much when he started and what still does. While there are people who love his foul mouth, this, in my experience, tends to be the younger audience. People who grew up with his games may find this mildly amusing (or perhaps some people do love it, I know I do when it’s one of the rare lines that is just ridiculously amazing) but really love the videos for the nostalgia. Imitators are easy to detect because they tend to over do the foul mouth nature but half-heardly, like a knock off TRYING to .. well imitate the original. It’s always painfully obvious, just watch any other knock off game reviewer.

    There ARE other great reviewers, even funny ones, but all the greats have something in common. They come off as natural and caring about the material. Most come off as specifically trying to accomplish something whether it be being overly angry and/or funny. Did you ever see that video where James was signing the DVD releases? It is a great example of him being a normal guy but one who enjoys what he is doing.

    Anyway, back to the original topic. Someone please tell me what they thought about this video as far as relating to the rest of the Monster Madness ‘season’ this year.

  • Lanlost

    October 28, 2010 at 3:51 am

    God dammit, I really meant to keep that at like a paragraph again. I apologize, this always happens when I type here for some reason but not really anywhere else.

    Also, just because I see James as a ‘normal’ and ‘would-be-fun-to-hang-out-with” sort of guy, I don’t mean to have that down play any talent he has. He has talent but he also has the ability to you know, CONSISTENTLY CREATE ENTERTAINING MEDIA. Anyone who has actually tried to make their own show, even if it was just a test show that no one except themselves saw, knows how much work it takes and how hard it can be to create something that stands up to your own critique, let alone others.

    For this I say bravo.

  • Attack of the n00b

    October 28, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Lanlost talks tooo much, bet he likes it in ze butt. Unleash the Jaberwaky and get down on my knob you honkey. its a great day to be a n00b,

  • DMM_poo

    October 28, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Hey Lanlost–I also noticed the part where he repeats the “both movies are made in the 90s and it’s hard to tell them apart” repeat, also.

    I agree with James that the new transformers movie robots are too fast/agile/weightless.

    That kid in the 2nd movie used his mad computer skills to save the world.

  • Jojo_packnazol

    October 28, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Hey, I’m a huge fan, James, but lanlost is kinda right.

    I would love to see a robot marathon someday, but i’ll always expect horror in monster madness.

    By the way, this year’s is very good, very good indeed.

  • Dr. Bigs Kimble

    October 28, 2010 at 4:30 am

    @Lanlost, I personally don’t feel that Monster Madness is all about the Horror genre, it’s about the kind of movies that you watch this time of year. I remember as a kid we always saw these silly movies with robots ot trolls or godzilla around Halloween so it is more like a tribute to the nostalgia that we get when we see these movies.

    By the way, while Attack of the n00b is also annoying me with all of the irrelevent and pointless comments, I have nothing nice to say about him/her so I will keep my big mouth shut.

  • October 28, 2010 at 4:33 am

    F**kin hate Glee advertisements πŸ™

  • October 28, 2010 at 4:44 am

    It’s like Maximum Overdrive covered in cow spit!

  • AFX

    October 28, 2010 at 4:45 am


    because this is called “Monster Madness”, not “Horror movie madness”, giant robots can be considered monsters just like Godzilla-thon

  • October 28, 2010 at 5:02 am

    I have to agree with you, Nerd. The previous robots look a lot more “robotic” and realistic than today’s robots.

  • horrorfanboy

    October 28, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Awesome double feature review, James. I wonder if Robot Jox is any good. Puppet Master 54? “Sarcastically laughs”

  • strint519

    October 28, 2010 at 5:44 am

    hahaha Puppet Master 54, love that flick.

  • Darky

    October 28, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Oh man, Robot Wars the tv show was pretty much a huge slice of my childhood. Unlike the incredibly silly films.
    I got to say though, the robots in the films are pretty awesome. The dinosaur skeleton one is kinda weird, though.

  • bumblebee-xox

    October 28, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Puppetmaster 54?!?!
    Can’t wait for that ^_^
    The robots are pretty good in those tapes…

  • aeonova

    October 28, 2010 at 6:21 am

    I’m telling you. Tubestop 1.4 plugin for firefox makes all the ads go away.

  • Nerd79

    October 28, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Cool horror videos but WHAT THE FUCK JAMES! Where’s new videos of the angry video game nerd? Please don’t leave him : (

  • Spongeroberto

    October 28, 2010 at 6:24 am

    the second movie stars James Remar… Harry from the tv series Dexter.

  • Snafu

    October 28, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Excellent review James as always.

    Has any one heard of a Korean Transformers knockoff called Gladiformers. It even had a SEQUEL!!

  • Joker83

    October 28, 2010 at 7:07 am

    You hit the nail on the head when you said that the Transformers are too “weightless” –

  • koel700

    October 28, 2010 at 7:08 am

    robot wars kinda reminds me of the anime MAZINGA-7 …the transportation robot-bus that whoever attackes him can me condsidered dead when it transforms to its meant to be formation…it was arrying kids that dont like chocolate wich is bad for the teatn…and never shows again what happended to the kids when it tranformed and never later in the movie…lol

  • October 28, 2010 at 7:13 am

    The robots from both movies seem to be ripping off the ones found in the classic Sega Genesis video game, Death Duel. If no one has seen it or played the game, check it out. It’s a pretty cool game.

  • Otaku4Life

    October 28, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I remember seeing a clip of “Robot Wars” on an episode of “You Know What’s Bullshit?”!!!!!!!!!!

  • Malibu Classic 81

    October 28, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Robot Wars, as many other Full Moon movies, were a huge part of life growing up. As a kid, Robot Wars was my favorite movie. On the VHS tapes, there were Full Moon Video Zone segments after the credits, and because of those, I got a glimps of Charles Band and all of his other movies such as the infamous Puppet Master and Trancers series. I met Charles Band two weekends ago at a horror convention in Worcester MA. I’m a professional camera op. and editor for a small production company in MA and independant filmmaker, and Charles has always been a huge influence on my work.
    As always, stunning review James!

  • smullen1

    October 28, 2010 at 7:42 am

    With such similar titles and both being made in the 90’s it’s hard to remember which is which.

  • Mr. M

    October 28, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Holy shit!! I got to watch those!!!

  • Monstermash

    October 28, 2010 at 8:14 am

    When I saw the the titles you had for reviews ,I thought of “Robot Jox”.But anyways I don’t consider any of two movies as horror or even any kind of monster. Puppetmaster 54??? Well….a new Puppet Master movie is out or coming out its called Puppet Master:Axis of Evil.My question is why didn’t you do a Puppet Master review??Killer Marionettes with built in weapons that are possessed. Sounds corny and should of been reviewed.

  • andreworulez1

    October 28, 2010 at 8:29 am

    nothing says a shitty movie like robot fighting to save the earth

  • October 28, 2010 at 8:39 am

    You are repeating yourself. Damn Copy and Paste at the script πŸ˜€
    I wonder if that was intentionally or a mistake.. *g*

  • Lufttygger306

    October 28, 2010 at 9:08 am

    @Nerd79 Get out

  • October 28, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Puppet Master another good cult movie. Sad to say the Series is over done and the continuity is as flimsy as a piece of tissue paper but I still love it anyway

  • Max Tyniec

    October 28, 2010 at 9:23 am

    woaw third πŸ™‚ But good review

  • October 28, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I used to make my mom rent this for me all the time when I was a kid.

  • SpeedyEric

    October 28, 2010 at 9:55 am

    2:12- NAAAAHHHHHH!

    3:13- Well, keep in mind, James, the Transformers are an robotic alien race. So, it makes sense on why they are flexable.

  • GoldRoger

    October 28, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Loucas George, LOL

  • 002

    October 28, 2010 at 10:08 am

    @ Max, more like 28th

    I think I saw these movies as a kid.. not sure though… o_O

  • SpeedyEric

    October 28, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I just looked up Robo Warriors on IMDB, and the director’s real name is Ian Barry.

  • john moffat

    October 28, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Giant robots are awesome. I rember the gameshow as a kid, loved that.

  • Nerd79

    October 28, 2010 at 10:46 am


    make me

    fuck off

  • super3dcow

    October 28, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I definitely agree about stuff today being so weightless because of CG. It’s in movies and video games too. One of the few games that does it right is Shadow of the Colossus. Enemies and stuff in world of warcraft, no matter how huge, move around as if they weighed 10 pounds. It’s annoyingly unrealistic.

  • Nerd_2_da_north

    October 28, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Actually I’ve wanted to produce a Mechwarrior film since I was a kid, now I’m 23 years old in film school and still holding onto that dream. I couldn’t agree more with the idea of animatronic puppets that can demonstrate not only the value of physical weight, but also this would fool the eye better than CG can today. I mean think about it, big real robots stomping across big panoramic carefully painted and cg enhanced backgrounds, it would be awesome. I also agreed with what you had said in a radio talk show for Transformers once about the low angle shots/pov shots of a person on the ground level observing these robots, really giving them the sense of bigness! All around if you want to make a giant robot war movie someday and would like someone with experience and vision for it, keep me in mind. I will certainly keep you in mind as well.

  • Bick Benedict

    October 28, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Worst review of the month.

  • October 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Robots became weightless after neon genesis evangelion

  • Thomas101

    October 28, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I’m from Bulgaria and we don’t have ROBOTS!

  • October 28, 2010 at 11:59 am

    That synthesizer theme in the early part of the review sounds suspiciously like someone was listening to the Terminator soundtrack…

  • Squall85

    October 28, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    If I had seen this as a kid I think I would have loved it. Nice robots, really! But I hate the ads before and after the Monster Madness episodes…

  • Aberrance

    October 28, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Thomas101 is that some kind of joke? Cos it’s very stupid.

  • snowstorm209

    October 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm


  • October 28, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks for pointing out the mistake. (the repeated line) I knew I’d fuck up sooner or later. Glad you all still liked the video anyway. I’m fixing it.

  • angel85

    October 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    the robot designs remind me of that anime series “Zoids.” Especially the scorpion, I used to have the toy of that. OH! I actually saw that second one, I rented it from blockbuster.

  • October 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Robots became not-robots after Neon Genesis Evangelion.

    You should do a review of Robot Jox.

  • October 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Okay, so James Remar is in a movie called Robo Warriors? Maybe David Partrick Kelly can ask them if they want to come out and play.

  • Bick Benedict

    October 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    You can tell James is a perfectionist if he’s going to fix the repeated line. Who cares. I’m sorry for saying it was the worst review of the month. That was messed up of me. You’re going to have some hits and misses to be sure.

  • 70alt1

    October 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    You forgot the Italian film Robowar. And the aliens look more like the Orcs= leader from Lord of the Rings to me.

  • October 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    They need to bring back those practical efffects!

  • horth

    October 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    What’s “horror” about this?

  • OdieMikes

    October 28, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    @ horth Maybe you can’t read. It’s Monster Madness not Horror Madness. All of these movies have monsters and creatures in them. And there aren’t enough giant robot movies for it to be its own genre so it belongs with monster movies. Some people would argue that all vampire, werewolf, zombie, alien, and creature-of-the-night movies fall under the monster genre rather than in their own respective ones.

  • MaximusPM

    October 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Well, swift moving robots is the future James πŸ˜‰

    There are some robotic hands out there that are awesome, you should see them…

    But, nice work nonetheless!

  • October 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I agree about the robots. Modern robots move too human like in movies. Even the human-like robots that we actually have (think Japanese robot technologies) still move like the robots in these films.

  • angelspawn77

    October 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Not really anything scary, but interesting nonetheless.

  • bigpapasrobot

    October 28, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Holy shit!! I loved robot wars as a kid. I still remember the buzz saw to the ballz. I agree with for the MOST part about new age robots being too flexable and smooth, ect. but using transformers as an example is extremely inadequate . A little surprising since you seem to be a fan of transformers. So you’d know first hand how fast and flexible those characters already were in the cartoons and the movie versions had to stay “somewhat” true to that.

    Great review though..ALL of your reviews have been great, regardless of anyone else’s negative input (trollz)

  • October 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    The game show robot wars was awesome.

  • Revver

    October 28, 2010 at 8:09 pm


    ^Boston Dynamics disagrees.

  • jasonw131

    October 28, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    The Robot Wars game show kicked ass! I miss it.

  • October 28, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Robot Wars Game Rocks ! ! ! ! !! !
    Awesome Review… I rember these movies..

  • Xilex90

    October 28, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    hmmm…not the best review, james.

    this one kinda sucked.

    but at least you tried!

  • ASC1980

    October 28, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Seen Robot wars several times but completely forgot about Robot Warrior. Another one that goes along with these is Robot Jox which like Robot Wars was also produced by Charles Band. Robot Wars is technically a sequel to Robot Jox.

  • avgnfan96

    October 28, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Transmorpher = Transformers knock off lol

    great review James

  • Andoru

    October 29, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Dude, please fix the ads. It took me longer to get TO the video than it did to watch it. Every time I tried to open the review it keeps taking me to Fearnet instead. Not to mention the 30 second ad once I finally got the video to work. I believe it’s some sort of bug, I highly doubt you let someone pay you to trick people into clicking into their site. Ads are perfectly fine as you have to have a source of income, but not when it keeps me from watching your videos >.<


  • October 29, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Why didn’t you review Robot Jox along with these. It is a great classic as well.

  • October 29, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Ever seen Death Machine? Its so bad, that its awesome…

  • October 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Why am i remembering those two EXACT ROBOTS in a jean claude van damme movie? Where hes inside pretending to fight and it makes the robot fight…..Ive always remember a humanoid robot fighting a SCORPION robot, its an image that stays with you. Time to google….

  • October 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Cool. I’ll have to check those out.
    All I remember from Robot Jocks, beside the robots, was that ass shot.

  • October 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I remember a similar scorpion robot from my local toy store when I was a kid.

  • Nin10dO

    October 30, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Lol, people are gonna have 13 inch TVs in the “future”.

  • negativeions

    October 31, 2010 at 1:03 am

    What about Robot Jox? Anyone remember that piece of crap? I always remember it as the “mechwarior movie”. Why the fuck isn’t there a mechwarrior movie by the way? that was a popular game series…

  • October 31, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Yeah I’ve totally watched the shit out of those. Wonderful robofodder!

  • October 31, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    James you have an amazing ability to find the biggest booms and show them here in all their gloriour detail.

  • phoenix252005

    October 31, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Hey Im actually up highg on the comment list! lol WHO CARES!! Anyway I loved these movies lol I saw them whne they were on showtime once when I was young lol Actually not bad at all!! GO James!!

  • phoenix252005

    October 31, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    ok mabey these movies werent so great!! Why did I remember them being better???? GEEZ IM LOSIN IT!! lol GO nERD!!

  • captain redbeard

    November 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    unfortuneately these movies neither have any monsters nor much madness in it…

  • kd0frg

    November 6, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Robot Jox was better

  • Hexumonium

    November 13, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I agree with you on the robots James. There is just something about those big, clunky robots that makes sense. It’s gratifying to hear their joints move and their feet hit the ground- one huge step at a time. And the way that they have to rotate their torso’s just to look around… it makes you appreciate their immense power and size.

    But modern robots… they can be so fast! If you’re like me then you tend to forget how big and bulky they really are; and that’s when the charm is lost.

  • nammm3

    November 17, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Cool review james! But i still prefer Transformers robots:-)

  • Sardaukar_Prime

    February 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Domo arigato, Mr. Rolfato!

  • TiagoAngelelli

    April 18, 2011 at 11:54 am

    The robots in Transformers Movie are so full of effects that i can even see the robots.

  • Mr. Fusion

    July 10, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Lucas George LOL

  • Snake_

    July 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Hey that Dinosaur-robot creature KINDA reminds me of D’compose.

  • exploda

    August 18, 2011 at 12:38 am

    I agree, the new Transformers robots are too flexible. How can they be so complex with all those little parts and not end up being extremely breakable? Plus the new Transformers movies are all garbage.

  • Nukehead

    September 14, 2011 at 11:04 am


  • October 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

    It seems this robot movies review has attracted a number of bots. Oh, the irony…

    I, Carly
    a post-DOTM Transformers movieverse fanfic

  • carlosccdvm

    November 21, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I think someone else mentioned Robot Jox earlier, I agree that it was done better. It is worth a look at.

  • carlosccdvm

    November 21, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I think someone mentioned Robot Jox earlier. I agree it was done better. It is worth a look.

  • March 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I remember watching Robot Jox as a kid and loving it.Β  I finally saw these two and hated them later

  • HorazStCruz

    March 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I recall Robot Jox… it was a weird way to meneuver with your giant robot!

  • Aaron1375

    June 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I remember Robot Wars, virtually nothing but the scorpion robot until the 2 or 3 minute fight at the end.

  • jacko wacko

    July 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    What would win in a fight:Robots vs Zombies

  • geramul

    November 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

    James would probably love a game called Mechwarrior.

  • October 31, 2013 at 10:41 am

    lol I believe that is a klingon mating call.

  • skwij

    January 22, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Movies bad. Robots good. Got it! Thanks for the review!

  • Smokingspoon

    March 29, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I don’t really care if robots are swift or clunky , but I do hate cgi… Everything looked so real and better back then. The only reason they don’t use those anymore is because cgi is more polyvalent and cost less. (Well, cost because studios are more prep and frequently using cgi, compared to animatronic/stopmotion which is less used nowaday)

    But in the end I like cgi when EVERYTHING is cgi in the movie/show/etc. when they mix the stuff with real actors, I lose all interest. Just not buying it..

  • Night-X

    August 24, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Why is the fighting parts are always the best part in every Robot movies?

  • Tom Binegar

    October 25, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Can we get a Robot Jocks review??? πŸ˜›

  • May 11, 2015 at 1:51 am

    if your looking for Robot wars i found it on amazon on dvd.

  • Luke Sonnenburg

    August 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    The alien actually looks like a crossover between a klingon and a bajoran.

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