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Author(s) rozu
Extends AdvancedRobot
Targeting Pattern Matching
Movement Anti-Gravity Movement
Released 2003
Best Rating #4 Elo (2003)
Current Version 1.4
Code License closed

Background Information

What's special about it?
It is a melee MiniBot that still performs well, despite not being updated since 2003.
In the very old days of Robocode, it ranked at #4 in the general (!) melee rumble. Even now, it's still in the top 20.
How competitive is it?
MiniMeleeRumble ‒ APS: 68.02% (2nd), PL: 191-1 (2nd), Survival: 33.07%


How does it move?
It uses Anti-Gravity Movement, with predefined "mass" points around its current position, in the battlefield center, and in the corners.
How does it fire?
Its Pattern Matching gun was taken from GlowBlow.
How does it dodge bullets?
It tries to keep moving continuously and stay away from its previous locations.
How does the melee strategy differ from One-on-one strategy?
There is no difference.
How does it select a target to attack/avoid in melee?
It attacks the closest enemy.
What does it save between rounds and matches?
Between rounds, it saves pattern matching data (heading change and velocity). Between matches, nothing.

Additional Information

Where did you get the name?
The first thing it had were glowing colors. And in its tests it would blow up many enemies.
Can I use your code?
Currently not. But the code can be decompiled very easily.
What's next for your robot?
Better rumble ranking and better 1v1 performance.
Does it have any White Whales?
It hasn't been tested against many bots in 1v1.
What other robot(s) is it based on?
GlowBlow for its gun and general structure.