Tron: Deadly Discs

Moby ID: 8889
Atari 2600 Specs

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Based on the movie from Walt Disney, you play a man trapped in a computer world who must keep moving to avoid being hurt.

Enemies will come at you three at a time, and will throw discs at you. You must keep moving to avoid them while also firing discs right back at them. There are different doors you can enter that will teleport you to another part of the room, giving you a chance to catch the enemies off guard.

There are two skill levels, and the higher your score, the harder the game becomes. Do good, and your enemies will move faster, become more accurate, and the discs will go much faster.

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Average score: 70% (based on 8 ratings)

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Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 26 ratings with 1 reviews)

a classic oldie

The Good
I liked how I was able to take control of tron and, like the movie, throw discs at my opponents to destroy them. As well as defeat the recognizers that would appear from time to time.

The Bad
I didn't like the fact that the game could be played practically forever with no true conclusion. And after a few minutes, the action gets repetitive.

The Bottom Line
basically you are Tron. Your enemies are the other warriors and the occasional recognizer that appear on screen. Your purpose is to throw your disc at them, and hopefully destroy them, before they destroy you. Not an easy task at first.

Intellivision · by Frederick Nelson (1) · 2003

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Joystick bundle

Mattel sold Adventures of Tron and the Atari 2600 version of Tron: Deadly Discs 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.

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Game added by JPaterson.

Mattel Aquarius added by Rola. Intellivision added by Servo.

Additional contributors: Alaka, formercontrib, LepricahnsGold, morfar.

Game added April 13, 2003. Last modified January 17, 2024.