TRON Maze-A-Tron

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [#5392]

Release #39  October 6, 1982

Working title: TRON II

Based on the Walt Disney Productions motion picture TRON

Design & Program: Russ Haft

Graphics: Eric Wells

Sound: Andy Sells

Package Illustration: Jerrol Richardson


Instructions Posted Here

Early 1982 CATALOG DESCRIPTION

You start out inside the electron stream of a cold efficient and deadly alien-computer. Your objective is to penetrate its inner defenses before it seeks you out and destroys you. You must disable the alien-computer's Central Processing Unit. Sounds easy. But, you hae to travel through the integrated circuitry of the very computer you're out to disable -- undetected. Make the slightest miscalculation and the alien-computer will seek you out with "messentger bits". You can avoid a "bit" but the alien-computer relentlessly probes for your presence. THe closer you get to the sensitive CPU, the morealert, even more agressive the alien-computer becomes. The questino is: Who's the smartest, computers or humans? You'll need god reaction time and almost flawless logic to beat the alien-computer.

  • One player game
  • Challenge increases as the game progresses

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Like TRON Deadly Discs, this game's production paralleled the production of the movie. And like TRON Deadly Discs, the movie's less-than-enthusiastic reception didn't help sales.

Note: Despite what the above early catalog description says, TRON Maze-A-Tron is a one-player game.

An M Network Atari 2600 version was developed, but the results were so different from the original that the release name was changed to Adventures of TRON.