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Snipe Master
Snipe Master box cover
RZ-057[1] / DLZ-004[2]
Velociraptor[1] Type
Helic Republic
Crew 2
Weight 22[1] tons
Depth 12[1] m
Height 7.2[1] m
Maximum Speed 195 km/h [1]
Weapons M&N AZ 144mm Long Range Sniper Rifle[3],

Zan Smasher Claw (2)[4], Bite Fangs[5]

Equipment Stealth Systems,

Multi Weapon Rack(19)[6] Objective Sensors(2)[7], Precision Sniper Scope[8], Blade Antenna[9], Sniper Seat[10], Dual Anchor(2)[11]

The Snipe Master (スナイプマスター RZ-057) is Velociraptor-type Zoid, one of over 200 species of biomechanical lifeforms depicted by TOMY's Zoids model, toy, and media franchise.


The Snipe Master is a Velociraptor-type Zoid. The Snipe Master is an even more specialised sniping Zoid than the Gun Sniper. The Zoid’s rifle has a longer range, greater accuracy, and more killing power than the Gun Sniper[citation needed]. The weapon is magazine-fed, allowing for reloading in the field.

To better perform its dedicated role, the Snipe Master has several other enhancements. The rifle is operated by a dedicated sniper crewman in a separate cockpit to the pilot[citation needed]. Additionally, the rifle is equipped with an advanced scope and tracking sensors to enhance its targeting. To aid the Zoid in its missions, it is equipped with sensor baffles that render it undetectable to most conventional sensors[citation needed].

These advances come at a price; save for its teeth and claws, the Zoid lacks any secondary weapons. If caught at close-range by an enemy Zoid, the Snipe Master is usually at a disadvantage. Several weapons packages can be added to help deal with this problem.

Battle Story Appearances[]

This section is about the events in Battle Story, which is primarily in Japanese. Information in this section may require additional citations.

In the build-up of their forces for the invasion of the Dark Continent of Nyx, the Helic Republic created the Snipe Master to act as a dedicated sniping platform. This allowed them to free up Gun Snipers to act as regular infantry Zoids and supplant older machines like the Godos.

The Snipe Masters were initially effective against the Guylos forces, using the harsh terrain of Nyx to their advantage. However, while fighting against the Prozen Knights, the Snipe Masters were forced into close combat with the enemy's Hammer Rock Zoids, where they were at a disadvantage. The majority of the Snipe Masters were wiped out when Prozen's Death Saurer exploded, destroying both armies.

Media appearances[]

Video Games[]

The Snipe Master appears in the video games Zoids Saga, Zoids VS, Zoids Battle Legends and the Cyber Drive Zoids GBA game. A specialized variant of the Snipe Master, the Snipe Master Blue Unicorn is associated with the elite Republic team in the Versus series. Both the Zoids Saga, Zoids Battle Legends and Zoids VS series feature separate versions for Snipe Master's equipped with the Flexible Booster and Active Shield units. In the Zoids Saga series of games, the Snipe Master's ranged weaponry is oddly not as powerful as its normal melee attacks. In Zoids Legacy the Snipe Master Active Shield is abbreviated to: SMastr A-Sild.

Zoids Legacy Stats for Sniper Master FB: Length: 12.0m, Weight: 25.1t, Speed: 210km/h

Zoids Legacy Stats for Sniper Master A-Shield: Length: 12.0m, Weight: 24.2t, Speed: 185km/h

Web Comic[]

The Snipe Master is one of the Republican Zoids featured in the Zoids Web Comic. It is part of the Madthunder's division, and is one of the Zoids that battles with the Liger Zero X.


A TOMY commercial featured some Snipe Masters, in a similar role to the above Web Comic. They were equipped with various Custom Parts and engaged the Dark Spiner.


Zoids (1999)[]

The Snipe Master was released in the Zoids (1999) line. It was introduced in 2001[citation needed].

The Snipe Master comes on four frames[citation needed], along with a small wind-up motor, a clear canopy, two lots of four rubber caps, two small grey pilots (one seated, one prone), and label sheets. The Zoid is moulded in white, light blue, and black, with an option for blue or red caps.

The Zoid uses a simple wind-up motor for its motion; once wound, the Zoid will walk forwards and wave its arms.

Several additional weapons kits were produced for the Snipe Master. All of these were also designed for use with other Zoids.

Zoids VS Snipe Master[]

Blue Unicorn Special

A limited edition version of the Snipe Master was released in 2002, colored in white, black and bright orange. This was released with the first Zoids VS game as a tie-in. The box was colored a monochrome orange and had a "Zoids VS" logo on it. There was also a picture of Zan on the box. The Zoid includes 2 sets of caps, one set blue and the other orange. It also includes a brand new custom sticker sheet.

Museum Snipe Master[]

Bone Sniper

A limited edition version of the Snipe Master, popularly known as Bone Sniper among fans, was released in 2005 as an exclusive to the Ueno Museum's 'Dinosaur Expo 2005'. This version of the Snipe Master was primarily bone-white, with dark coffee colored parts, gunmetal weapons and orange canopies.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Japanese box art
  2. Museum box art
  3. M&N AZ144mmロングレンジスナイパーライフル
  4. ザンスマッシャー×2
  5. バイトファング×1
  6. マルチウエポンラック×19
  7. 対物センサー×2
  8. 精密射撃用スナイプスコープ
  9. ブレードアンテナ×1
  10. スナイパーズシート
  11. デュアルアンカー×2