Not sure how to play (and win) HEXBUG BattleBots Arena Pro? A winning strategy is all in your build – and this article! Here we’ll talk about how to assemble your Build Your Own BattleBot for different game-play strategies.
We’re all about getting creative with how you play with BattleBots Arena Pro, but sometimes, a little strategy goes a long way. There’s quite a few weapon, armor and wheel options, so how do you decide which accessories to use? Let’s break it down.
Choosing your wheels (and changing batteries)
Let’s start with the wheels. There are two different types of wheels included in both the BattleBots Arena Pro and Build Your Own Bots sets. One wheel type (the ones with the red gears) are designed for more torque, and thus a sturdier, but somewhat slower, bot. The other wheels (the ones with white gears) are designed for speed and easy maneuverability.
- Change the wheels by unlocking the battery compartment on the bottom of the BattleBot.
- Pull off the battery guard and replace the wheels with whichever ones fit your strategy (speed or torque).
- Place the battery guard back onto the bot and push the toggle back into the locked position.
- This is also how to change the batteries in your bot, should you need to (they take AAA)
Choosing your side armor
There are two types of side armor pieces: thin and thick. The thinner armor is lower profile (and thus a smaller target for your opponent), but a little more flimsy than the thicker armor and can be easier to knock off. The thicker armor is obviously a little bigger target for your opponent, but is also sturdier.
All side armor pieces are magnetized and simply snap into place.
Choosing your top weapon
Now for the fun part! The top weapon is all about preference. While the side armor and wheels you choose will either equip your bot better for offense or defense, the top weapon is all about your attack style!
To change the top weapon, line up the pin on the bottom of the weapon with the hole on the top of the bot (top right corner) and snap it into place. Voila! You’re ready for battle!
Changing up your build is all part of the fun! Experiment with different wheels, armor and weapons until your find your perfect combo!