A Spinosapper, as seen in Zoids: New Century
|Maximum Speed||105 km/h (65 mph)|
|Weapons||Strike Claw (2), Laser Chainsaw (2) OR Laser Excavator, 2-Barrel 115mm Machinegun, 88mm Pulse Laser Gun (2), 180mm Multiple Launcher|
|Equipment||Multi Operation Arm (2)|
The Spinosapper is a Spinosaurus type Zoid created by the Helic Republic. It is a somewhat different Zoid than many of its kind. Despite being based on a carnosaur, and a ferocious one at that, the Spinosapper was designed more for engineering, hence its name—a sapper is a combat engineer. It is sometimes referred to as Spinosnapper.
Spinosappers make use of their laser chainsaws and excavators on construction projects and other odd jobs. However, just because they can be used for this does not mean that Spinosappers lack combat ability. During wartime Spinosappers were used to clear the way for more powerful Zoids like the Ultrasaurus and Gunbluster. In addition, while not an excessively powerful Zoid, the Spinosapper's path clearing equipment can be used as dangerous weapons, adding to its respectable arsenal.
Battle Story AppearancesEdit
The Spinosapper appeared in episode 14, "Frightday the 13th". It was described as a phantom Zoid piloted by the "chainsaw man", who had supernatural powers. Eventually, it was revealed to be a team of bandits using Spinosappers. The Spinosappers in question were soundly beaten by Naomi Flugel and the Blitz Team. However, an extra Zoid was spotted during the battle, raising questions over the validity of the phantom Spinosapper (the real "chainsaw man") after all.
Several Spinosappers appear in later episodes, usually in minor roles as grunt Zoids. Some were also seen with Impact Cannons.
The Spinosapper was first released as part of the Zoids (1999) line. It is molded in white and brown with yellow caps and a single visor-like orange eye. Its main custom parts unit is the CP-18 Impact Cannons as seen in the anime.
Zoids: Build Customize MobilizeEditThe Spinosapper was released in North America as a part of the Zoids: Build Customize Mobilize under the name Spinosnapper. The Zoid was identical to the Japanese version, save for packaging. It was Hasbro-branded.
The Spinosapper was released by Hasbro as part of the Holotech line, though the kit proved rather rare, usually being found only in Australia. It was recolored with clear forest green and orange replacing the white and silver weapon bits, though the other parts were left their original solid colors.