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Based on the film "Tron". Play Tron and fling discs at Sark in an attempt to knock him off his platform. Knocking off Sark will advance you to the next level. Other levels vary the level and number of platforms to jump between.

Discs Of Tron was produced by Bally Midway in 1983.

Bally Midway released 96 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Bally Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Midway during the time period Discs Of Tron was produced include: Baby Pac-Man, Blue Print, Bump 'n Jump, BurgerTime, Earth Friend, Galaxy Ranger, Domino Man, Grand Slam (4 player version), Gold Ball, and E2088


Name Discs Of Tron
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7594
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Midway MCR III
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Rotary: Optical with pull-up and push-down buttons - Level Up|Level Down
  • Joystick: 8-way stick with trigger and one thumb button - Fire|Deflect
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Environmental/Cockpit - H: 77" W: 24 5/8" L: 66.75"
Control Panel Discs Of Tron Control Panel Image

Discs Of Tron KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.64 (17 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.53

Overall Like 3.87
Fun (Social) 3.08
Fun (Solo) 3.93
Collector Desire 3.88

Technical Rating: 4.12

Gameplay 4.20
Graphics 4.20
Originality 3.93
Sound/Music 4.13

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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This game was going to go on the original TRON game, but was moved off due to hardware limitations and time constraints.

Cabinet Information

The environmental version of this game is huge, weighing in at over 700 pounds. The game was often sawed in two to make it easier to move. The cabinet, though it looks like it should come apart, does not the roof and floor boards span both halves of the cabinet. The environmental is called such because it attempts to replicate the environment that your character on the screen is experiencing. The player stands inside the cabinet on a disc, and lights around the disc flash when your character dies just like on screen. The surround sound replicates the sounds of discs that whiz by your character.PThe two player upright looses a lot of the bells and whistles of the environmental, including speech though there are some versions of the upright that do have speech boards installed.


LICENSOR The ITRONI name and concept were licensed from Walt Disney, the makers of the film.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Discs Of Tron Census

There are 14,948 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,545 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,379 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 173 known instances of this machine owned by Discs Of Tron collectors who are active members. Of these, 157 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 13 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Discs Of Tron machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Discs Of Tron circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 93 active VAPS members currently looking for Discs Of Tron.

This game ranks a 43 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 90 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The environmental cabinet is different from its upright counterpart in a few ways 1 EPROM data, 2 Additional PCB boards, including sound, speech, and light sequencer boards and relays, and 3 the upright supports two players. One version of the upright ROMS has the attract mode displaying the points for derezing a disc. There are some other differences in the test mode for this version.PThe environmental cabinet has nine total fluorescent lights four black lights and five cool whites. The easy way to tell which assemblies contain the coolwhites versus the black lights is that the coolwhites go in the assemblies which have FS2 starters and the assembly behind the monitor backdrop art. The control panel black light fluorescent assembly actually has its ballast and transformer mounted on a separate frame near the rear of the cabinet. The speech is provided via a Squalk and Talk board. The two relay boards are interchangable one board activates the 3 blacklights where the player stands, and the other one activates the backgroundmonitor artwork lights.


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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 167; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 167; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): cockpit
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright

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