Release Date: 1982
Developer: Bally Midway
As I mentioned here last month, I found this game at the Pinball Hall of Fame. I remember playing this a lot when my family was holed up at a Sheraton hotel for a week when I was six. We had a house fire and the insurance company was putting us up there. And we got plenty of quarters. My brother and I played this one probably more than any other (though Hogan’s Alley made a run for the top spot).
It’s hard to explain this game for those who haven’t seen or seen the movie, but I was surprising to find it holds up pretty well today yet. Scenes from the movie are emulated the best they can, including entering the Input/Output tower, Tron’s battle against the MCP, and the light cycles. The graphics are solid and the sounds are pretty impressive as well. In fact, one magazine awarded Tron the best coin-op game of 1982.
If you ever find yourself in an arcade that has this game, I highly recommend giving it a quarter or seven.
So whatch’all playing?