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Adventures of TRON (Atari 2600)

Adventures of TRON Atari 2600 Title screen

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Description

Adventures of TRON is based on the motion picture TRON from Walt Disney Productions.

The game environment consists of 4 floors, each with flying "bits" as well as enemy MCP attackers. The objective of the game is to control TRON (you) in a maze of platforms and elevators while trying to intercept the flying bits (intercepting bits on higher floors are awarded higher points).

Dodge enemy MCP attackers by jumping, using elevators and hitching a ride on the Silver Sailor. Capturing all 7 "bits" will take you to the next level, with added speed and difficulty.

You have a total of 4 lives in play. Make each one count!

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Adventures of TRON Atari 2600 Level complete, warping to the next round
Adventures of TRON Atari 2600 Collect the bits, and avoid the enemies!
Adventures of TRON Atari 2600 Enemies increase in number as the levels progress
Adventures of TRON Atari 2600 Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Adventures on GX-12" -- Telegames Re-release Title

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The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 28, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Freaks 365 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic Jun 14, 2003 D 25

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Trivia

Development

Originally, this game was going to be an Atari 2600 version of the Intellivision game TRON: Maze-A-Tron but by the time the game was finished, it was so different that Matel decided to release it under a new name. Matel was then going to release Adventures of Tron for Intellivision but changed their minds and never released the Intellivision version.

Distribution

Adventures of Tron was sold through INTV after Matel shut down Matel Electronics.

Hidden credits

Hold down the Select button when turning the power on the Atari 2600. On the title screen, the words "By Hal Finney G. Hightower" (Programmer) appear under the word "TRON."

Name change

The Telegames re-release's name was changed because the Disney license had expired. The title screen was also removed.

Special Edition

Matel also sold Adventures of Tron and the Atari 2600 version of Tron: Deadly Disks in one package along with a special blue Tron joystick. If you bought both games separately, you could send in the proofs of purchase and get the joystick free.

Information also contributed by LepricahnsGold
Indra is here (19675) added Adventures of TRON (Atari 2600) on Jun 27, 2004