|Revolutions Per Minute|
The most recent version of Revolutions Per Minute
|Weapons||Spinning ring with three blades|
Robot statistics correct as of its most recent competition
Revolutions Per Minute, commonly shortened to RPM, is an invertible ring spinner created by Team Mongoose.
Being a ring spinner, its basic design is relatively similar to other ring spinners in competition. Its weapon blades, however, are designed to double as rudimentary wedges as well, with the idea to kick the opponent into the air and strike them with one of the other blades. This works the same way when the robot is inverted. The three hammers are also accompanied by strips of razor wire, a more recent addition, though the effectiveness of this has not been proven.
Its first tournament was Crazy Bots: Blazing Ruin, where it started strongly, with four straight victories, one of them by knockout. Unfortunately, its performance tailed off, only winning one more match all season, before falling immediately in the playoffs to Merry Hampton, ending with a 5-4 record.
It would later return in the second tournament in the series, Crazy Bots: New Breed City, where it broke even in the first half of the tournament, before picking up its performance and ending the season 7-4. Due to a quirk of the divisions, however, it still failed to qualify for the playoffs, losing out to robots with worse season records.
Record[edit | edit source]
- Wins: 12
- Losses: 8
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- RPM was one of a number of Team Mongoose machines to be originally designed in Robot Arena 2.
- Its name is a play on the 'revolutions per minute' statistic for spinning weaponry, along with a 'revolution' in a societal or cultural sense.
- Its name, and general theme, was taken from the debut album by alternative rock group Rise Against.