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Discs of Tron (ディスクオブトロン)

Released in 1983

Developer: Bally / Midway
Manufacturer: Bally / Midway
Distributor: Bally / Midway

***  (5 total votes)

Game Summary

Duel with discs in futuristic arena.

Hardware Info

Controls: Joystick / Knob / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
800 x 600 Resolution
Colors: 254 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 5 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 2 Mhz
M6802 cpu
AY-8910 audio @ 2 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 2 Mhz
TMS5520 audio

Hardware Platform

Bally Midway MCR-3

Mame ROMs

dotrone, Discs of Tron (Environmental)

Game Details

Leap from disc to disc in 3D environment - fire discs at Sark (your opponent) and avoid or deflect his discs, chasers, super-chasers, and energy pellets.

Two types of cabinets; standard upright and environmental unit. Environmental unit was a booth with blacklit interior and quadrophonic(!!) sound.

Very complex, but very intuitive controls. Joystick featured a trigger button (fire a disc) and thumb button (deflector). Knob controlled the aim of your disc, including vertical aim. On later levels, pulling knob up/down allows player disc to be aimed at different angles or to be bounced off the ceiling.

Speech on Discs of Tron.

Only the environmental speaks, and then only "sort of."

There are two versions of the upright, one the "psuedo-environemntal" which has the city background, and a standard upright which does not. Neither version has speech unless there is a speech board installed.

When upright cabinets shipped from the factory, they removed the speech from the program, perhaps to save money. This can be verified in the test screens for the sounds. The environmental has entries for speech, the upright does not.

After the upright was released, they decided to release a ROM upgrade and a satellite board, to add speech to the uprights. If your machine got an upgrade board, it will speak, otherwise no.

Discs of Tron cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Discs of Tron promotional flyer
promotional flyer

"Maybe" Images

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Discs of Tron environmentalDiscs of Tron flyer: 1 FrontDiscs of Tron flyer: 2 Inside leftDiscs of Tron flyer: 3 Inside rightDiscs of Tron flyer: 4 Back Member Ratings / Comments

***  by kk. Comment: "The environmental cabinet is cool, but the game itself isn't that riveting." 2000-07-26 14:32:27Z

**** by DanElektro. Comment: "A unique coordination challenge--definitely a thinking man's action game. " 2000-07-26 12:55:26Z

**** by bubbles. Comment: "good graphics, a bit slow but you soon get caught into the stream of things" 2000-07-26 06:36:52Z

**** by shollow. Comment: "An awesome 3-D game inspired by the movie "Tron". This one is a must have if you are a fan of sci-fi shooters. Very challenging. Great design and timeless quality. Essential. " 2004-09-05 22:14:53Z

*    by ziphus. Comment: "I used the full environmental version. It was an unreal game for it's time. Awesome game play that could suck you in for hours. I begged borrowed and stole as a kid to play this game :-)" 2003-09-13 08:56:51Z

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