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Romset and name:
dotrone Discs of Tron (Environmental)
Short name:
Discs of Tron
Manufacturer:
Bally Midway
Year:
Genre:
Sports
Category:
Sports / Misc.
Serie:
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
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:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
512x480@30 Hz, CRT 31kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC6802, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
AD558 DAC, AY-3-8910A PSG, Bally Squawk & Talk Board, Midway SSIO Sound Board, RC Filter, Speaker, TMS5200
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.34b4 released on oct-04 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.226 released on oct-28 2020
Clone of:
dotron Discs of Tron (Upright)
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:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 37 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
    [Environmental model] [No. 383]

    The Environmental model is huge, weighing in at over 700 pounds. The game was often sawed in 2 to make it easier to move. The cabinet, though it looks like it should come apart, does not (the roof and floor boards span both halves of the cabinet).

    The environmental is called such because it attempts to replicate the environment that your character on the screen is experiencing. The player stands inside the cabinet on a disc, and lights around the disc flash when your character dies (just like on screen). The surround sound replicates the sounds of discs that whiz by your character.

    TRIVIA
    Discs of Tron was released in March 1983.

    Also released as "Discs of Tron [Upright 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.

    UPDATES
    This Environmental version has as additional PCB boards including sound, speech and light sequencer boards and relays, and different EPROM data for video & CPU.

    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=20044&o=2
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