Bust-O-Matic was a lightweight robot which competed in Season 4.0 of BattleBots. It was a cross-shaped robot armed with an overhead spinning cage. It didn't perform well in competition, winning only one match overall.

Robot history

Season 4.0

Bust didn't have the same kind of power or fast spinup as many spinners, but it did have the advantage of not damaging itself. The first light hit from its cage spinner seemed to kill Acme, but after the next Acme started moving again. It paused after the next hit. Every hit stopped Bust-a-Matic's weapon, but Acme was unable to stay on hit and it spins back up again. At one point, Acme was able to stay on Bust-a-Matic when the cage stopped and it rattled off a multitude of drum hits like a machine gun, but to no avail. Then, Bust-a-matic got away and spun up again, and the next hit was a big one. Acme's drum fell off and it was stopped. Bust-a-Matic won by KO.

Bust moved on to fight Slap 'Em Silly. Bust-O-Matic successfully got in a multitude of attacks on Slap 'Em Silly, but it failed to do anydamage and stopped immediately. Bust-O-Matic then began to be shoved around by Slap 'Em Silly for most of the rest of the match and at one point, Bust-O-Matic was got under and pushed into the wall by Slap 'Em Silly. Bust-O-Matic's spinning cage stopped moving and it became a pushing match. Bust-O-Matic was pushing Slap 'Em Silly for a little bit before the time ran out and Slap 'Em Silly won on a 37-8 judge's decision, eliminating Bust-O-Matic.


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1
Wins Losses
Season 4.0 ACME Surplus Fighting Robot Slap 'Em Silly
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