Tron Deadly Discs


Review by Doug Jackson



Graphics: 3

Sound: 3

Gameplay: 6

Overall: 4.5


Note: this review is written using the mini expander and the Aquarius controllers not the keyboard.

For those of you whom have played the Atari or Intellivision version will know how this game works. You start out in an arena that resembles a tennis court without a net. You have to shoot the other players/opponents with discs while they are shooting at you. Your discs travel across the screen in arcs and will bounce off of walls. If you're too close to an opponent your more than likely to get shot. The game just plays like a futuristic game of dodge ball with free roam of the court.

The Atari 2600 and Intellivision versions are much easier to play than this one. The graphics are even with the Atari 2600 version but for a console that's so much more powerful that the 2600 there is no excuse here. This could have passed as an average detail on the Odyssey 2 to boot.

The control is stiff and you move too slow and constantly feels like you are just cranking on the d-pad. It just feels like the player is dragging around a lead weight with him the whole time and makes the game play incredibly tedious.

The actual gameplay is fair as the opponents get faster and smarter the longer you last. Their discs move quicker and require more maneuvering and strategy to dodge. If they would have given the control more fluidity and upped the graphics a notch or too this game would be enjoyable. Overall this game lives up to the Aquarius's name and is inferior to the other ports of this semi classic game.


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Last updated: Sunday, July 02, 2006 09:59 PM