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Review by  Mike Smeen
Reviewed on 2004-11-22
Attention span: 10/10 Very fun game, also has great replay value.
Controls: 7/10 A four-button method might have worked better.
Implementation: 9/10 Great port of the original version.
Overall: 8/10 Pretty good overall game.

If you don't know what tron actually is, it is basically two lines that move (a little bit like nibbles), except the back of the line never goes anywhere, and you and a friend try to move around and trap each other without hitting the walls or the other person's "bike trail".

Graphically, this isn't exactly the type of game that would get an A+, but that's not what the game was meant for. It's a fun game; a very fun one, at that. It's great for you and a friend to play and it's semi-challenging to learn the controls since there are only two buttons.

The one bad thing that I found was the response time. It didn't turn as fast as I would like it to, but it was sufficient enough. The turning was also awkward at times, but you get used to it after awhile.

Overall, this is a very fun game and I suggest that anyone who is looking for a pretty neat two player game to get a hold of this.

Review by  Joe Chiarella
Reviewed on 2004-11-22
Attention span: 10/10 I played it for an hour today, and I'll do it again tomorrow
Controls: 5/10 turning is confusing for a while. Responsiveness is poor
Implementation: 8/10 Bare, but gets the job done
Overall: 9/10 The most fun I've had on a calculator in a long time

From the classic sci-fi movie comes this wonderfully simple game. Tron is a two-player only game in which each player controls a "futuristic bike" (a pixel). These bikes start at opposite ends of the screen, and leave trails behind them that never disappear. The goal is to force the other player to hit a wall. The games last from a few seconds to sometimes a minute (depending on the chosen speed). As soon as one game is over, another is ready to start. It keeps track of wins for each player until you exit the game. The controls are designed so two people can play on one calculator well.

This game has brought me hours of fun since it was released. The strategies behind this game are brilliant and every game you play, you get better. The game is bare on graphics, but that makes it no less enjoyable. The only problem I can find is with the controls. They took some time to get used to (you turn left or right, rather than just selecting the direction you want to go, like nibbles), but beyond that, only one button can be pressed at a time. This is a limitation of the calculator, not the program, but perhaps a link version would fix this. This causes problems when both players try to turn at the same time. In a game where split-second timing is important, you rely on the controls to turn you when you hit them.

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