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Author(s) Kev (kc)
Extends AdvancedRobot
Targeting GuessFactor Targeting
Movement Musashi Trick, Stop And Go, Random Movement
Released 2006?
Current Version 0.311
Code License RWPCL
Version History - Archived Talk

Background Information

What's special about it?
It is my first competitive MiniBot. It looks like one of high-ranking minis, although it isn't as strong as the Wave Surfing ones. It is in the mini 2000 club.
How competitive is it?
MiniRumble ‒ APS: 83.15% (9th), PL: 620-13 (9th), Survival: 91.31%


How does it move?
It is a Multi-Mode robot, featuring:
This is very similar to Puzzle's movement.
How does it fire?
It uses a double-buffered GuessFactor gun similar to WaveSerpent's.
How does it dodge bullets?
It can only dodge bullets from simple guns, with its special tricks.
How does the melee strategy differ from one-on-one strategy?
It doesn't have any melee capabilities.
What does it save between rounds and matches?
It saves its movement mode and targeting data between rounds, nothing between matches.

Additional Information

Where did you get the name?
A Vyper is another type of sci-fi tank, similar to a WaveSerpent, but smaller.
Can I use your code?
Sure, it's released under the terms of the RWPCL.
What's next for your robot?
Kev hasn't updated Vyper since 2007.
Does it have any White Whales?
Rammers give Vyper some trouble.
What other robot(s) is it based on?
The movement is very similar to Puzzle's, with the Random Movement coming directly from Thorn, and the gun is similar to WaveSerpent's. Besides that, I looked to Raiko for code size reducing tricks.