Wednesday, December 15, 2010
HMM... SHOULD I PLAY TRON ON ATARI OR INTELLIVISION?
I found this M Network (the Intellivision brand for Atari) Adventures of Tron in my Christmas stocking back in ‘83. I enjoyed the game, but I wasn’t lucky enough to get the coveted M Network Tron joystick. Apparently it was a giveaway item if you purchased Tron Deadly Discs and the Adventures of Tron. When I was actively collecting Tron stuff I never ran across one of these joysticks. Now they pop up on ebay from time to time. Here’s one that was sold last week on ebay for about thirty bucks.
Here’s a an example of the game uploaded to YouTube by fanoultimatev2.
Now go here to watch a totally 80's M Network commercial. After watching, you won't be able to get that song out your head!
As Atari fans, we always thought of Intellivision as the enemy, but we eventually joined the darkside once the Mattel video game system started to fold. I think we picked up ours at a Kay Bee Toy store on the cheap.
I really like the artwork on the Tron Deadly Discs box.
Here’s a an example of the game uploaded to YouTube by googoo11672.
Is it me or does it look like the MCP is getting ready to eat Tron on the Tron Maze-A-Tron?
I didn't find any good video examples of Maze-A-Tron, so instead how 'bout two Intellivision catalog pages featuring the Tron games. Hey, who is that long haired blonde guy running around? I didn't know Sam Jones a.k.a. Flash Gordon (he'll save every one of us) got zapped into the world of Tron.
Intellivision also put out Tron Solar Sailer for their Intellivoice module. Sorry, I don't own this one but you can read all about here and watch a video demo here.