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Transformers: Rise of the Chevy Autobots is an online game on the US Chevrolet website created in 2007 to tie in with the live-action movie. In it, players pick and develop their Chevy Autobots and challenge each other to battle as training in preparation for a war against the forces of Mainframe, a malevolent outcast Decepticon.
After registering and naming a character (including using a menu to select such popular TF suffixes as "Prime", "Supreme" or "-otron" if desired), players choose one of seven different styles of Chevy Autobot, with different power levels and special moves, each being tied in to a feature of the actual car/truck model. They can then use "upgrade points" to augment their robot's abilities or add new moves. The model of Autobot can be changed any time the player wishes, though upgrade points need to be re-assigned each time.
From there, players can challenge other online players to combat. Players are given the status of their challengers, and can decline battles if they wish, with no penalty to either side. Battles are five rounds, with each player picking their moves and what part of their opponent they target with that move (if applicable) for all five rounds before the fight. Once both players have made their choices, the battle takes place in animated cutscenes, and whoever does the most damage to their opponent wins (for the most part, see below). Each player is only allowed to make ten challenges a day, and cannot challenge the same player more than once (though two players can challenge each other). There is no apparent limit to the number of challenges a player can accept. Challenges that go unanswered appear to be refunded to the player after a certain amount of time.
Players are granted more upgrade points upon reaching a certain number of wins, and more upgrade. Periodically, Bumblebee would post Decepticon codes to the news portion of the site. Players who entered the prize contests (see below) could enter their attempts to crack the codes, earning prizes, as well as granted upgrade points and new upgrade possibilities to all registered players.
Eventually, the ability to challenge computer-controlled drones was granted. The drones appear to follow randomized attack patterns, but are also given much higher HP values. Soon after the drone appearances, Bumblebee was abducted by Mainframe. A new Autobot, using the identity "10-22," replaced Bumblebee and sent new transmissions to find Mainframe's base. After players decoded all transmissions, the drone general Maelstrom was unlocked as an opponent.
- Doing 100% damage to an opponent's head or torso obviously ends the fight then and there. However, the head is the hardest part of the opponent to hit, while the torso has the most hit points.
- Destroying an opponent's arms prevents them using melee attacks.
- Destroying an opponent's legs prevents them from dodging attacks.
Playable Chevy Autobot types
- A major outage shortly after the site went online was met with an apology from Bumblebee when it came back online, explaining he let his guard down for 'only a moment' and the Decepticons attacked the communications hub, and that it took him several days to set up a new one. (It was a very cute apology!)
- The site is now closed down. (For good this time).