Tron is a coin-operated arcade video game manufactured and distributed by Bally Midway in 1982. It is based on the Walt Disney Productions motion picture Tron released in the same year. The game consists of four subgames inspired by the events of the science fiction film. It features some characters and equipment seen in the film, e.g. the Light Cycles, battle tanks, the Input/Output Tower. The game earned more than the film's initial release.
In 1983, Midway released the sequel arcade game Discs of Tron, which was inspired by the disc throwing combat sequence of the film. Another sequel followed in 2003 with the computer game Tron 2.0. On January 10, 2008, the game was released for Xbox Live Arcade ported from Digital Eclipse and branded by Disney Interactive.
In the 2010 film Tron: Legacy, the arcade game makes a brief appearance, but is displayed as being manufactured and distributed by the in-universe company ENCOM International instead of Bally Midway. It is also displayed as such on the ENCOM International promotional website for the film.
Tron Game Description
Tron was distributed in four types of cabinets: the standard upright, the mini upright, the cocktail (table) version and a sit down enclosed cabinet. The upright cabinet is designed as film tie-in. It has, as a special feature, two blacklights and fluorescent lines painted on, resembling the blue, red etc. circuit lines from the film Tron. In a darkened room or arcade the lines glow. The sit down enclosed cabinet is the rarest of all the cabinet types. The sit down plays a part in the 2010 Tron: Legacy movie. Walt Disney Pictures searched for 3 years with no luck until they found a video game collector in Slayton, Minnesota who rented his sit down game to Walt Disney Pictures.
All cabinets feature an 8-way joystick for moving, with one button for firing or speed control, and a rotary dial for controlling the direction of the fire (a setup also used in Kozmik Krooz'r, another Midway game). The game can be played by one player or by two alternating players as the controls are made for only one player at a time.
Tron GameplayThe player in the role of Tron has to beat four subgames, each at 12 increasingly difficult levels, with each level named after a computer programming language, such as BASIC, RPG, COBOL, FORTRAN, SNOBOL, PL1, PASCAL, ALGOL, ASSEMBLY, OS, USER, and JCL. All four segments of one level must be completed before continuing on to the next level.
Tron was a movie in 1982 by Disney that was moderately successful at the box office it was about a programmer that gets sucked into his computer and it’s electronic world. The film was centered on a game where the players had to cut each other off using motor bikes that left a line behind them.
The game was also released with the film and you can play a similar tron game made in flash below. Please wait for the game to load.
Tron Game Control: Arrow Keys
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