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Romset and name:
dotron Discs of Tron (Upright)
Manufacturer:
Bally Midway
Year:
Genre:
Sports
Category:
Sports / Misc.
Serie:
Driver source:
Language:
English
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Input / Controls
Players:
Only one supported (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways, Dial, Trackball
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Environmental, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
512x480@30 Hz, CRT 31kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Midway SSIO Sound Board, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.28 released on sep-07 1997
Last release:
Mame 0.210 released on may-30 2019
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • This Arcade Video game was published 36 years ago:

    Discs of Tron © 1983 Bally Midway.

    As Tron, you fling discs at Sark in an attempt to knock him off his platform. Knocking off Sark will advance you to the next level. Other levels vary the level and number of platforms to jump between.

    TECHNICAL
    [Upright model] [No. 696]

    The Upright model looses a lot of the bells and whistles of the Environmental model, including speech (see 'Updates' section for more information).

    Bally Midway MCR 3 hardware

    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 2 Mhz), M6802 (@ 895 Khz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz), Texas Instruments TMS5220 (@ 640 Khz)

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 512 x 480 pixels
    Screen refresh: 30.00 Hz
    Palette colors: 64

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick with a trigger, spinner knob, button

    TRIVIA
    Discs of Tron was released in March 1983.

    Also released as "Discs of Tron [Environmental model]".

    Discs of Tron was originally designed to be a part of the original "Tron" coin-op, but was cut out at the end and set aside for refinement and release as a stand-alone coin-op in its own right.

    Discs of Tron is inspired by the short sequence in the movie (Tron, 1982 Disney) where the character Flynn beats another trapped program and eventually 'derezzes' him, and when Tron is introduced, beating four 'computer players' very early in the movie.

    David Bagenski holds the official record for this game with 418,200 points on June 28, 1986.

    A Discs of Tron 'prototype' machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.

    UPDATES
    Upright version 1:
    • First release.

    Environmental version:
    • Additional PCB boards including sound, speech and light sequencer boards and relays.
    • Different EPROM data for video & CPU.

    Upright version 2:
    • Added points displaying for 'derezing a disc 2000' on the attract mode.
    • Some changes on sound and input menu in Test mode.

    SCORING
    Smash Sark's disc: 100 points.
    Smash Sark's energy disc: 200 points.
    Smash Sark's chaser: 400 points.
    Smash Sark's super chaser: 800 points.
    Smash Sark's energy pellet: 600 points.
    Graze Sark: 200 points.
    Derez Sark: 1000 points.
    Derez Sark's Platform: 2000 points.

    SERIES
    • Tron (1982)
    • Discs of Tron (1983)
    • Tron 2.0 (2003, PC/MAC)
    • TRON (2010, iPhone/iPod)

    STAFF
    Designed and Programmed by: Robert Dinnerman (Bob)
    Game Art and Animation: Brian Colin
    Concept art: Earl Vickers
    Cabinet Design: George Gomez
    Hardware: Atish Ghosh
    Group Manager: Bill Adams

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] (feb.13, 2008)

    • HANDHELDS:
    [US] Nintendo Game Boy Advance (oct.20, 2004) "Tron 2.0 - Killer App [Model AGB-BTNE-USA]"
    [EU] Nintendo Game Boy Advance (nov.12, 2004) "Tron 2.0 - Killer App [Model AGB-BTNP-EUR]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    Commodore C64 (19??)
    [EU] Amstrad CPC (1990) "Disc"

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=646&o=2
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