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Tron Solar Sailer
TRON Solar Sailer
DeveloperAPh Technological Consulting
PublisherMattel
Game SystemIntellivision (requires IntelliVoice Voice Synthesis Module)
Release Date1982
GenreScrolling Shoot-em-up
Number of Players1


TRON Solar Sailer is a videogame developed by Mattel Electronics that was released for the Intellivision.

Gameplay

In the first part of the game, you control a Solar Sailer that must reach a transport beam that will take you to the next sector. To get there, you must travel along the energy beams while watching out for Game Tanks and Recognizers. The player can fire shots at both these targets, but these will drain energy from the beam you're on, and when the beam is out of energy, it's game over. Make sure you switch beams often so that you'll stay in the game. Once you reach the transport beam, you must enter the code that Alan gives you at the start of the sector in order to proceed to the next sector. When you get all the way to the Master Control Program, the second part of the game starts, the "decoding phase". To retain control, the MCP must make continuous data transmissions. Large zeroes and ones will fly out at the player, who must intercept and capture them with Bit, then enter them correctly into a display. Stop enough transmissions, and the player will overload the Master Control Program...and win 50,000 points!

Trivia

  • This is one of four games released for the Intellivision that uses the IntelliVoice Voice Synthesis Module. It produces voices for five characters in the game: Tron, Yori, Alan, Bit, and the Master Control Program.
  • Intellivision made heavy use of Wendy Carlos's leitmotif in the game, but actually had not cleared it through Disney or Ms. Carlos. The Blue sky Rangers (Intellivision's programmers), admit this through their website and joke "the check's in the mail."
  • A risque Easter Egg is in the attract mode; the programmer (as a joke to his boss) made the display on the bit stream read "69" in binary.

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TRON Video Games
Arcade Game Series
TRON | Discs Of TRON
Console Game Series
TRON Deadly Discs | TRON Maze-A-Tron
TRON Solar Sailer | Adventures Of TRON
TRON 2.0 | GameBoy Advance: TRON 2.0: Killer App, Xbox: TRON 2.0: Killer App
TRON: Evolution | TRON: Evolution - Battle Grids
Related games
Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance | Ricochet

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