Probably the most popular of the games on
Tron is the lightcycles. Versions of this game are found on most
game systems. It is a race between two lightcycles. where you
have to box the other one in. You can move your cycle at two
speeds, fast and really fast. Boost the speed and try to cut off
the computer cycle and make him run into the wall you just made.
It is as easy as that. But as you make it through the game a few
times, there appears more and more cycles and your task gets
Another game is a tank game, much in the
mold of Combat. You have to move around a maze and shoot the
other tank without it hitting you. First stage on this game is
pretty easy, one tank. But the second time around they boost the
stakes as you must face three tanks. Ouch!
The third game is a pretty basic one.
There is a wall of blocks that you must shoot out and get to the
top. They keep coming so you have to make a path through them
and rush up there. Pretty humdrum.
The last stage (if you decide to play them
in this order) is the spiders. You must shoot past these
creatures as you try to get into a room of sorts in the middle.
Again nothing special, though those spiders get pretty
Individually the only game that really
stands on its own is the lightcycles. The rest of the games are
decent, but not spectacular. But as a package, it is much
better. The music in the game is enjoyable and it helps to
elevate the game. I have never been a huge fan of the game, but
do find myself playing it from time to time. The one major flaw
with the emulated version is that you need to use the mouse
along with the keyboard and it can be a bit awkward. While you
can move and shoot with the keyboard (or V-Stick in my case),
you need the mouse to control which way you are shooting. Try
moving a joystick and hitting a button with one hand, not an
easy feat. Besides this, it is a good game. But give me Discs of
Tron any day.
This is just a review of the arcade machine.
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