Picked up a little gem of a deal the other day. Tron 2.0 for the Game Boy Advance; only $4.99 on clearance at a Best Buy I visited. The game itself isn’t that hot (probably why it was on clearance), but that’s not why I got it. It also includes the classic 1982 arcade game Tron and the 1983 arcade game Discs of Tron, which are awesome. I loved those games 25 years ago, and I love them today! There’s just something addictive about the simplicity of those two arcade ports. But it makes sense; video games based on a movie based on video games? Pure gold.
As far as the main game, Tron 2.0, not so hot on the Game Boy Advance. It’s a spinoff of the XBox game of the same name which is set up to be kind of sequel in story to the original Tron movie. I did have the XBox game back in the day and while the multiplayer combat stunk, the single player game was great. Absolutely captured the feel of the original movie, yet with a whole new storyline, new characters and ideas that made it all fresh.
At the end of the day, what would really just be the greatest is an actual Tron movie. It’s time for a new one!