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Video Game / TRON Maze-a-Tron

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TRON Maze-A-Tron is an Intellivision game published by Mattel Electronics, which is based on Walt Disney's 1982 movie TRON.

In the game, you play as Flynn, who is trapped inside the computer system of the Master Control Program. In the first part of the game, the player must guide him to the Memory Chips and blank out each one by setting the numbers to zero. In the second part, the player must match pairs of numbers that are scrolling up the screen while avoiding eye beam blasts from the MCP.

This game provides examples of

  • Auto-Scrolling Level: The maze constantly scrolls in one direction, with the player changing directions whenever he touches 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.
  • Difficulty Levels: Four.
  • Endless Game: The two parts of the game endlessly repeat until the player loses all of his lives.
  • Eye Beams: The MCP fires them at the player in the second part of the game.
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  • Inside a Computer System: Quite literally, as the player runs around inside a maze that looks like 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.