In the game, you play as Flynn, who is trapped inside the computer system of the Master Control Program. There are two phases. In the first, the player must guide Flynn to the Memory Chips and blank out each one by setting the numbers to zero, while avoiding or disabling Recognizers along the way. In the second phase, the player must match pairs of numbers that are scrolling up the screen while blocking eye beam blasts from the MCP.
This game provides examples of
- Artificial Stupidity: The Recognizers pay no attention to any Force Field in their path, despite that Force Fields are dangerous to them, too.
- Auto-Scrolling Level: The maze constantly scrolls in one direction, with the player changing directions whenever they touch a Flip-Flop chip. Being scrolled off the screen doesn't cause you to lose a life, but it does put you back at the level's starting point.
- Covers Always Lie: Tron is depicted on the game box (shown above), but he never appears or is even mentioned in the game itself.
- Difficulty Levels: Four.
- Endless Game: The two phases of the game endlessly repeat until the player runs out of lives.
- Eye Beams: The MCP fires them at the player in the second part of the game.
- Inside a Computer System: Quite literally in the first phase, as the player runs around inside a maze that resembles the circuit board of a computer.
- Maze Game: Pretty obvious from the title.
- One-Hit Kill: Touching a Recognizer or a Force Field without your shield on causes instant death.
- Random Transportation: The I/O Transport chips transport the player to a random part of the computer system.
- Secondary Character Title: Flynn is the main character of the game, while Tron himself doesn't even appear.
- Scoring Points: For completing the first part of the game, and also for matching the right pair of numbers in the second part.
- Three-Quarters View: The first part of the game.
- Video-Game Lives: Three.