Mech wolves were flashlight guards in "Of Mice and Mechs" in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. They were artificial creatures created by Penelope to assist her in watching over Medieval England as her main security force.
After Penelope joined Cyrille Le Paradox, she was sent by him to Medieval England and developed the Black Knight armor suit. She used her mechanical expertise to create an army of mech wolves as security guards for both her castle and the town. They patrolled tirelessly and stopped only to refuel at the local tavern—The Rusty Toad.
When Sir Galleth Cooper attempted to defeat the Black Knight alone, he successfully plowed his way through hordes of mech wolves to the castle before he was defeated by the Black Knight herself. After Galleth was captured and put into the circus, a group of mech wolves were seen taking turns humiliating him at the dunk pool.
A group of mech wolves were eavesdropped on by Sly Cooper and unknowingly gave him the locations of the materials needed to assemble his Archer Costume. Upon Galleth's escape from the circus, the mech wolves continued patrolling, searching for him and the Cooper Gang, though their efforts all failed.
A mech wolf's design include a half fur, half metal exterior with a mechanical wind-up on its back as its motor. Everything below the chest, other than the tail, is made of metal. The back of it head is fur, while its face is metal with a pair of glowing yellow eyes.
A mech wolf's weapons is a mini-gun that shoots small missiles and a sword.
- Two of the mech wolves are named "Kraemer" and "Bryner," which are references to game designers Mat Kraemer and Daniel Bryner, respectively.
- When eavesdropping, they are heard to have social lives and kids. They even have British accents.
- This part was mentioned directly by the guards themselves. Those guards specifically had their lines delivered by Bob Cooper in the game. , who also voiced
- These guards, along with the boar guards, are the only flashlight guards of Thieves in Time to have falling animations. This can be seen by throwing them with Murray, or leading them to a high place.
- Coincidentally, both flashlight guards are the first to appear along with their respective locations.
- They are the only flashlight guards in Thieves in Time to wear actual flashlights.
- The mech wolves bear a striking resemblance to that of the Wirewolf from the popular TV series and video game Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.