Monday, April 21, 2008

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TRON 2.0 KILLER APP for the Game Boy Advance!

I was browsing the aisles of my local Best Buy the other day and found this game for a mere $4.98. As a fan of the original Tron quarter-muncher, and of Disney's Tron feature film, I figured it was worth the price of a gallon-and-a-half of gas to pick it up. I have yet to actually play the main game in the cartridge (meaning I should probably change the name of this post), but I have played the two bonus games included: Tron (the aforementioned coin-op classic) and Discs of Tron (another arcade game from back in the day). Both versions are a little flat in terms of visuals (as expected, considering the limitations of the handheld GBA), but both will please retro enthusiasts looking for a quick infusion of nostalgia while waiting in line at the bank or sitting through a boring meeting.

On a related note, TRON 2.0 KILLER APP for the Xbox does NOT contain the two bonus mentioned above, despite the considerable power of the Xbox system. It's too bad, really, as I'd love to have an arcade-perfect version of the original Tron.

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