Tron Game History
The video game came about after the success of the Walt Disney film of the same name released earlier in the year. It is believed that the video game made more money then the motion picture upon it's immediate release. To this day, both the film and the game still have a huge cult following.
The History of Tron
The game was published and developed by Bally Midway, programmed by Bill Adams,and first released into the arcades in 1982. The game is a single or two game of the arcade video game genre.
As the player you take control of Tron, and must battle your way through twelve levels of increasing difficulty, with four games per level. Each of the levels were named after a programming language, e.g. RPG, Pascal, COBOL, Basic, ASSEMBLY, to name but a few. The four games had to be completed before moving on to the next level. The games are;
Light Cycle – The player had to take control of a light cycle and try to cause his/her opponents to crash by running into each other.
Grid Bugs – All the bugs have to be destroyed, and the player has to escape into the input/output tower before the time expires.
Tanks – The player had to destroy all the enemy tanks.
MCP Cone – All the blocks have to be cleared in a “breakout manner” before the player can move inside the cone to complete the game.
Conversions and Sequels
Tron has had three sequels released to date, these are;
Discs of Tron (1983)
Tron 2 (2003)
Tron 2 Killer App (2004)
Tron has been converted on a variety of different systems since the original release in 1982. The latest was for the Xbox 360 in 2008.
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