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American McGee's Alice
Alice was unaware of the Automatons until she arrived in the Tweedle twins' funhouse in Mirror Image. The Automatons came crashing through the mirrors, giving Alice several passages which she used to run through. Alice kept meeting more of them until she finally met the Mad Hatter. While fighting the Hatter, he used these machines to distract Alice as he rested.
Alice: Madness Returns
An Automaton was present near the edge of the Crockery. However, it had been long shut down and the Madcap inside it were only skeletal remains whose hands were firmly clutched to the gears. A different kind of Automaton appeared in Hatter's Domain and they had a giant eyeball combined with mechanical parts and pieces.
Automatons were robots created by the Mad Hatter which appear to be made out of a copper or brass-like metal. Their outer shells were extremely decayed and they directed themselves with two wheels attached to their main body. They were constantly releasing steam through their head and torso, which was also implemented into their attacks. They were slightly guarded by some very thin spiked armor. Although unseen, it was apparent that the Insane Children were trapped inside of the Automatons.
The Automaton has a varied range of attacks composing of one melee and two ranged.
- Arms – The Automaton violently swings its arms in an attempt to incapacitate Alice.
- Bombs – The bombs are thrown at Alice violently and repetitively.
- Steam – The Automaton projects steam in Alice's direction to burn her with its heat.
Automatons can be killed very easily on the condition that Alice uses the correct weapons. By this point, the player should have obtained the Ice Wand after the Icy Reception during the Wonderland Woods. This weapon is extremely effective in destroying in Automatons without taking any damage. It is also good to use the Ice Wand during the earlier levels in which they can be fought, as during these levels there is a lot of Will for Alice to collect.
The Automaton has three primary attacks, including a burst of steam which blows towards Alice, sending her in different directions. The Automaton also has a melee attack where if close enough, it will swing its arms 180 degrees in an attempt to bash Alice. It can also throw bombs which are able to follow Alice slightly before exploding.
- In a livestream, American McGee shows a bit of disdain towards the Automaton, stating that he did not like that they implemented “Another generic robot on wheels” into the game as an enemy.