TRON Maze-A-Tron [Model 5392]
A 37-year-old Mattel Intellivision Game by Mattel Electronics
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): tronmat
TRON Maze-A-Tron © 1981 Mattel Electronics.
In the computer fantasy world of TRON, the power-hungry Master Control Program (the MCP) seeks to control the human race. You are Flynn, the daring, young programmer, transported into the heart of the computer, to find and disable the MCP.
MAZE-A-TRON is played in ROUNDS. Each round consists of two PHASES--the Circuit Maze (Phase I) and the Master Control Program (Phase II). Each time you complete both phases of a round, you automatically advance one GAME LEVEL.
Game Level affects both DIFFICULTY and SCORING.
Difficulty increases with each level up through Level 12.
Scoring increases with each level up through Level 99.
OBJECT OF THE GAME
Phase I (Circuit Maze). Store up energy and zeroes as you move Flynn through the Maze. Find the RAM Chips and clear them to zero in the shortest time. Avoid losing turns.
Phase II (MCP). Find pairs of numbers (BIT PAIRS) in the two center columns that match the bit pair at the TOP of the two outer columns. Turn the matching bit pairs in the center column to BLACK, before the move off the screen. Watch out for laser blasts from the MCP. Three hits--one turn lost and return to the Maze. If the OUTER columns move off screen, you return to the Maze and start the next round.
You can lose 2 turns. When you lose your third turn, the game ends.
Like TRON Deadly Discs, this game's production paralleled the production of the movie. And like TRON Deadly Discs, the movie's less-than-enthusiastic reception didn't help sales.