Shack Reels: Shack's Arcade Corner: TRON

It's the arcade that became a legend on the big screen: the original TRON.


This week, we take a look back at TRON. Virtual life, and movie/game collaborations, both take shape in this early 80s era arcade game.

From The Chatty
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    September 16, 2015 3:30 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Shack Reels: Shack's Arcade Corner: TRON

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      September 16, 2015 3:33 PM

      i played the everloving piss outta this game at replayFX last month, still great stuff

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      September 16, 2015 4:07 PM

      Yeah I played this shit out of this game as a kid. The difficulty ramps up pretty quick. It is VERY hard to find a working cabinet of this game. Even Funspot in NH has one that works intermittently. Also, emulation of this game is kinda wonky without the same arcade disc controller. One other thing - There were several Intellivision TRON games - Deadly Discs, Maze-A-Tron and Solar Sailer. Deadly Discs was AMAZING when it was released.

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        September 16, 2015 11:34 PM

        Tron Deadly Discs on the Intellivision is still one of my favorite games.

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      September 16, 2015 5:22 PM

      man I pumped so much money into this game at arcades. I would hate to know what the total was lol

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      September 16, 2015 8:48 PM

      Glad people enjoyed it! :)

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      September 16, 2015 10:57 PM

      Awesome Greg, loved it, great video I dig the movie clip dub ins again that works so great.

      Cool game the joystick was ace best part of the cabinet. I like the cycle part, I used to play that on those old Macintosh Classic that schools had in computer class I loved playing that with my buddies(was a clone but you could drop a single block).

      Huh what the hell the movie was based on the game , shit I didn't know that either very cool, huh crazy G.I. Joe :) good one.

      Dig Dug! a classic good choice man, Greg's kicking it old school nice.

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      September 17, 2015 5:58 AM

      I was kind of bummed you didn't fix the video after my posts on Twitter. lol

      Discs of Tron doesn't share anything with the first game other than the control scheme. The first game's mini games aren't present in DoT.

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      September 17, 2015 6:03 AM

      Crazy that the arcade game made more than the movie did at the time.

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        September 17, 2015 6:05 AM

        Yeah that's shocking news. Great game, though. I'm kind of bummed they're kind of rare. I'll own one someday.

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