Tron (トロン)

Released in 1982

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

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Tron marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Tron is trapped inside a computer and forced to play games. Tron must destroy the evil MCP (Master Control Program). Based on the movie.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
480 x 512 Resolution
Colors: 64 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 2 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 2 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 2 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 2 Mhz

Hardware Platform

MCR2

Mame ROMs

tron, Tron (set 1)
tron2, Tron (set 2)

Game Details

Four games in one - Tanks, Grid Bugs, Light Cycles and MCP Blocks. Each level is named after a different computer programming language. The stylish cabinet features 4 lights, 2 of them flourescent.

TECH NOTE: One of the most common problems with MCR boards is their flimsy ribbon cables. Over the years these cables get brittle, making them easier to crack causing the game to not work. One work-around is to replace these ribbon cables with SCSI 50-pin ribbon cables with IDC connectors on either end. The IDC connectors are 2 rows of 25 pins and the pinout for the boards is 24 pins so make sure they're connected properly when replacing these. Solves many problems associated with MCR/II games.



Tron control panel
control panel


Tron cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Tron title screen
title screen
Tron gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Tron promotional flyer
promotional flyer

"Maybe" Images

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Tron cabinetTron Flyer: 1 FrontTron Flyer: 4 BackTron Flyer: 2 Middle leftTron Flyer: 3 Middle right

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

***** by mirwax69. Comment: "A total 10!" 2006-01-02 06:16:48Z

***** by erikthe10man. Comment: "Excellent game!! One of the few games that encompassed different gaming genres successfully on one coin-op. The light cycles were the best part of the game - albeit derivitive of "Surround"." 2004-01-18 16:31:48Z

***** by ubrokeme. Comment: "One of the top 5 of all time." 2008-04-10 19:13:21Z

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This game page was created 8/3/98 12:00:00 AM and last updated 6/28/00 10:10:02 AM