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Tron - Xbox Live Arcade review

Deadly discs


  • Pixel-perfect port... visually
  • Enhancements don't suck
  • Online multiplayer


  • Control is completely broken
  • Only four different objectives
  • Steep difficulty curve

Jan 10, 2008

Guaranteed to make those who remember playing the original arcade game feel really old (26 years%26hellip;yikes), Tron is one of those rare gems- a super-popular, classic arcade game that hasn%26rsquo;t seen a release on every home console known to man. And as we%26rsquo;ve come to expect from the classics on Live Arcade, it's almost pixel perfect in the way it looks and plays.

The %26ldquo;almost%26rdquo; is the upsetting part, however. The upright Tron arcade cabinet was controlled using a flight stick for movement and a trigger for firing. It also featured a spinning disc, which was used to rotate the character%26rsquo;s aim, whether he was running around or in a tank.

More Info

DescriptionA classic arcade title arrives without its fancy controls and devolves into an exercise in frustration.
PlatformXbox 360
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating
Release date:9 January 2008 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:Xbox 360
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