Dr. Robotnik was a 2D mini-game type of disaster, originating from the popular game Sonic The Hedgehog. During which, players had to survive a series of attacks that were controlled by Dr. Robotnik himself, the main enemy.
During the round, players were teleported inside a deadly room that appeared in the middle of the map. Dr. Robotnik would appear flying on a custom machine, while players would be standing on a platform made of bricks, elevated slightly above a spike trap. Dr. Robotnik moved from left to right, randomly picking a spot, and drilling down such chosen brick. Anyone caught in that action would be instantly killed.
As the round goes on and Dr. Robotnik takes down bricks, more gaps are opened on the platform, making it easy for players to step off and get killed by the spikes on the bottom of the level. It was recommended for players to quickly react to the machine's movement, while avoiding the floor gaps.
"Dr. Robotnik traps you in a room with 8 blocks! Dr. Robotnik will move left and right choosing a completely random block to break. This will shrink room to stand on, so choose wisely where to jump, otherwise you'll fall down a pit of spikes. Touching Dr. Robotnik when he's impaling will kill you! Speed and jump gears work best against this disaster."
In Survive The Disasters 3 (April Fools 2017), Dr. Robotnik was remade into a quiz about Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. This variation got many new questions in Survive The Disasters 4 (April Fools 2018) as well.
- Dr. Robotnik used to be the longest 2D disaster in-game, in terms of duration, tied with Tetris.
- In Version 39, Dr Robotnik was removed along with Hammer Eggman, Fire Breath and the Green Hill Zone map due to fear of copyright.
- Dr Robotnik was technically replaced by Caterdriller.