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Discs of Tron
Screenshot from Discs of Tron
Developer: Midway Games and Bally
Publisher: Midway Games and Bally
Release date: 1983
Game designer: Robert Dinnerman
Genre: Retro/Arcade
Game modes: 1 Player
Cabinet: Upright, enviornmental and second style of upright made from the front half of unsold environmental cabinets.
Controls: Push-down-pull-up Rotary dial, 8-way joystick w/ trigger and thumb button
Monitor
Orientation: Horizontal
Type: Raster, standard resolution (512 by 480) Colors 16
Notes
Based on the movie Tron

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Description

While the first (simply called Tron) has several games (gridbugs, lightcycles, entering the MCP cone and tanks), Discs of Tron is inspired by the short sequence in the movie where the character Flynn beats another trapped program and eventually "derezzes" him, and when Tron is introduced, beating four "computer players" very early in the movie, which seemed to inspire the home version of DoT (for Atari 2600, Intellivision, and Colecovision), where the player is trapped in a square arena, throwing a boomerang-like disc against enemies coming from opening gaps in the wall. Tron was a arcade game manufactured and distributed by Bally Midway in 1982. ... Jump to: navigation, search Atari VCS/2600 original six-switch version. ... The Intellivision is a video game console released by Mattel in 1980; development of the console began in 1978 (less than a year after the introduction of its main competitor, the legendary Atari 2600 aka the Atari VCS). ... The Colecovision is Colecos third generation video game console, released in August 1982. ...


While in the movie both players were standing on top of a platform made of 5 concentric circles that would disappear if an energy pellet, thrown from an arm extension similar to a Basque Pelota/Jai Alai against a target between both platforms, touched it, DoT used several platforms, and the player had to beat Sark by throwing him discs and eventually derezz him or push him outside the platforms. While the player, along the discs, can use a deflector, Sark has two more weapons: a chaser and a super chaser, that can only be destroyed with the discs.


Legacy

This game was released just before the video game crash of 1983, so there are no major ports or sequels outside of the standard releases for the Atari 2600 and the Colecovision. At the time of its original release, a version was released for the Commodore 64. Recently, a version called Tron 2.0 has been released for the Game Boy Advance. Jump to: navigation, search Screenshot of E.T. (Atari 2600 version) The video game crash of 1983 was the sudden crash of the video game business and the bankruptcy of a number of companies producing home computers and video game consoles in North America in late 1983 and early 1984. ... Jump to: navigation, search Commodore 64 (1982) The Commodore 64 (C64, CBM 64, C=64) is a home computer with 64 kilobytes of RAM that was popular in the 1980s. ... The Game Boy line is the best-selling handheld to date The Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a handheld videogame console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo. ...


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JoseQ's Emu Views (807 words)
Discs of Tron has been one of my staple games for years, ever since I first discovered it at a local theater.
Discs of Tron was released in three versions: the normal upright, an "environmental" version (basically a cockpit version except the player is standing instead of sitting), and a rare hybrid of the two (which I know nothing about).
Discs of Tron is a very enjoyable game, with a richly deserved place in arcade history.
Tron: Information from Answers.com (959 words)
In 1983, Midway released the sequel arcade game Discs of Tron, which was inspired by the disc throwing combat sequence of the film.
Tron was distributed in three types of cabinets: the standard upright, the mini upright, and the cocktail (table) version.
Discs of Tron (1983): arcade game which was originally intended as a fifth segment of Tron but was left out because programming was not finished in time.
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