After a hacker attack, a lot of different robots run amok in the retro-futuristic shooter Atomic Heart. Here you’ll find pictures and descriptions of all tin comrades.
Here’s what it’s all about: Atomic Heart’s action scenes give a bit of an impression that the apocalyptic age of Skynet has arrived. Actually, however, this warlike scenario is limited to a research facility in an alternative Russia, where not fighting machines, but “quite ordinary” utility robots become the threat.
The androids and bleach buckets, repurposed by a hacker, normally work in laboratories, agriculture and construction. Accordingly, they all have individual special abilities that are really bad news when directed against humans. In this article we’ll show you what “specialists” your alter ego Sergei Nechaev will have to deal with. All in all, ten types of enemies will try to make his untimely demise.
Atomic Heart: All 10 Enemies in the Overview
It’s bad to have the MA-9 against you. The extremely agile robot is not only considerably large, but also difficult to destroy. Extreme environmental conditions such as temperatures between -75 and 75 °C don’t bother the bot with the disco ball for a head. What’s more, thanks to its chimpanzee-like skeleton, it can easily climb steep surfaces and construction beams. Since he is used for welding work, among other things, it is to be hoped that he does not carry corresponding equipment with him.
At first glance, the WSP-9 light aerial drone is not a particularly intimidating opponent. It is actually a pure delivery drone that can carry just 25 kilos through the air. On the other hand, the Ptschela is very maneuverable and fast due to its small size. Most disturbing, however, is the information that it has a flexible probe that contains a high-voltage cable (!) for the polymer arc welding wire.
VOV-А6 Lab Tech
Also known by the nicknames lab rat, mustache, snot brake, cockroach and rattle rack, the VOV-A6 is a pretty bad Tom Selleck knockoff in visual terms. As a test and experiment handler in research facilities, the creepy bot calls two anthropomorphic prosthetic hands with sensors his own, which give him a high degree of precision. As the beginning of Atomic Heart already shows, the mechanical “Magnum” is one thing above all: very strong.
The ARU-31/6, as its type designation reads, is described as an “automatic, self-propelled rotary mower robot”. Its areas of application in agriculture include cutting grass, harvesting plants and weeding; and you can see this in the crescent-shaped cutting tools on its “arms”. Movable and segmented pneumopods give the rotor robot stability and mobility “that is not compromised even in the most severe damage.” In the context of the hacker attack, this fact is admittedly very reassuring …
Regularly, the C-3PO-like RAF 9 does the work of a janitor, electrician, locksmith or plumber, because he was originally designed as an engineering and repair assistant. He can even be found in bars as a waiter; and in the private sector as a household helper. The robot, affectionately known as “Rafik,” does not actually have any obviously dangerous key data. However, he can operate complex computerized devices, and who knows how he will use this gift against humans.
A hostile NA-T256 is certainly not a pleasant contemporary. The question of why this corpulent behemoth is called Natasha is all the more pressing in view of its load-bearing capacity of up to 2.5 tons. What you would hardly think is that some Natasha models are equipped with rocket propulsion systems, so that the massive robot can actually climb to lofty heights. However, it’s better not to stand next to it then.
The mutant is Atomic Heart’s only biological enemy, although he looks like he could also function biomechanically. It is “the amazing result of a symbiosis between a sprout and a human corpse”. This is apparently a special kind of sprout, in that it infuses the entire host with stems and takes control of its motor functions. What makes the mutant an even stranger sight at times is that it can hover with the help of propeller blades.
The robust flying drone Bumblebee is used in heavy industry, construction and oil drilling. Interestingly, as a tractor for loads of up to ten tons. No wonder it is often seen together with heavy-duty robots such as the NA-T256 “Natasha”. That this monster of a tractor turns on humans is particularly ironic, since the Bumblebee is otherwise a permanent member of rescue teams.
Similar to LUC-1 Owl, the MFU-68 is primarily used for herding cows, sheep and goats. As a herding machine, the worker is also fast on rough terrain and only takes notice of the harsh weather conditions in the far north as well as the Mongolian steppes. Workers are often seen in groups, which might not be a problem if they were not all equipped with a 40-centimeter circular saw for cutting down trees.
As a kind of “farmer and rancher drone”, this lightweight universal helicopter is primarily responsible for monitoring “livestock”, but it also keeps an eye on crops. The Owl can only lift larger loads in conjunction with other Owl models, but is quite maneuverable and can reach flying speeds of up to 75 km/h.
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