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Am I the only one who doesn’t care anymore for a Tron VE?

By Trekkie1978

53 days ago


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    #1 53 days ago

    I have to say, I was one of the loudest supporters for a Tron VE. Ever since the first time I played it, everything about the game clicked. Shot perfectly. Theme integrated perfectly. The art is what the art is. The music and sounds are perfect. Easy rule set to learn.

    Now, that’s where the problem comes in. One of my friends has a Tron. The other night at his house, I put a few games on it. 6 or 7. I made it to Portal twice and Sea of Simulation another 2 times.

    I ended up getting bored with the game. I’d like to think I’m between very good and excellent at pinball. It got me thinking that if I’m constantly getting to see pretty much the whole game half the times I play it, will this be a game I want to own?

    To the few who say the code is the weak link to Tron…I understand exactly what you mean now.

    Just saying I’m officially off of the Tron VE bandwagon and if the game does get released, I will pass.

    Last night, I finally got to open my Deadpool LE. I’d rather save for my floor space for games like that. I can’t see myself ever getting tired of playing it.

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    #2 53 days ago
    Quoted from Trekkie1978:

    …I’d like to think I’m between very good and excellent at pinball. It got me thinking that if I’m constantly getting to….

    I’d like to think I’m between a novice to mediocre player. I’ll probably be entertained by my Tron for quite some time!

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    #3 53 days ago
    Quoted from Trekkie1978:

    can’t see myself ever getting tired of playing it.

    You will...

    #4 53 days ago

    Overrated game. Cool lights and sound...but so many better games these days

    #5 53 days ago

    Its allot like the remake Tron movie... great looking but kinda meh

    Certainly not the worst game but deserving of all the hype and crazy prices?? nah

    #6 53 days ago
    Quoted from zaki:

    Overrated game. Cool lights and sound...but so many better games these days

    Are you referring to Deadpool LE or Tron? Cosmo was responding to a comment about Deadpool LE.

    #7 53 days ago

    Since they aren’t going to vault any DMD games again that’s good news for you.

    #8 53 days ago

    Edit: CrazyLevi beat me to it.

    #9 53 days ago

    I think the game is absolutely amazing. A fine example of modern pinball.

    That said, there are a few others that do it for me too.

    I enjoy it when I see it.
    I also was holding out for a vault edition or something, but my interest has waned. If they made a retro tron game that be awesome, but if they don’t…

    I’ll live I think. I was once obsessed a bit and wanted it. Now, we’ll see.

    Still an amazing theme for a pin and a fine example of how modern pinball can come together, seemingly like magic.

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    #10 53 days ago

    If they were able to add more depth to the code, then I’d probably go for it.

    Iron man code isn’t deep…but the game is so challenging that it keeps you coming back for more.

    #11 53 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Since they aren’t going to vault any DMD games again that’s good news for you.

    That's news to me. Was that officially announced? They just did another run of Iron Man Vault last year. I got one NIB here recently.

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    #12 53 days ago
    Quoted from kst8cat:

    That's news to me. Was that officially announced? They just did another run of Iron Man Vault last year. I got one NIB here recently.

    If they produced a run of iron Man VE in 2020,
    That’s indeed news to me. I thought the last run was several years ago. Just because you got one last year doesn’t mean it was built Last year.

    Check the back of your machine and get back to us please! The build date should be clearly visible on the serial number sticker.

    #13 53 days ago

    I’m still waiting. Insta buy for me. I have no interest in turtles or AIQ or or Mando or LZ …. I’ll buy Tron tho. It’s simple rules but fun gameplay like AFM

    #14 53 days ago

    Owned one for a lot less time than I normally keep games. It would be fine in a larger collection, but was an easy decision to sell mine and pick up DP instead. No regrets.

    #15 53 days ago
    Quoted from Trekkie1978:

    Now, that’s where the problem comes in. One of my friends has a Tron. The other night at his house, I put a few games on it. 6 or 7. I made it to Portal twice and Sea of Simulation another 2 times.

    You are either a stunning player OR the game was setup easy. Getting to Portal twice in 6 games is REALLY tough on the 3 TRONS I've owned.

    TRON VE is a silly idea...plenty of games were produced.

    #16 53 days ago
    Quoted from snaroff:

    TRON VE is a silly idea...plenty of games were produced.

    They go for quite a bit on the used market, though. The demand is there for new sales IMO.

    If I was at stern, it would be a choice.

    But, they have so many already. Like avengers. Iron Maiden. Jurassic.

    #17 53 days ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    They go for quite a bit on the used market, though. The demand is there for new sales IMO.
    If I was at stern, it would be a choice.
    But, they have so many already. Like avengers. Iron Maiden. Jurassic.

    Understood. I sold a TRON LE recently, and a modded Pro a few years ago. I still have a heavily modded Pro in my collection...one of my favorite games.

    This idea that Stern would be motivated by elevated prices for some of it's titles is misguided. No matter what games they produce, they make money. In fact, they make more money on recently engineered games (since they've been cheapening the games while raising prices). Compare TSPP (2004) "world under glass" with the recent releases.

    If they produce a TRON VE today with all the bells and whistles collectors have added, the game wouldn't be "cheap"!

    #18 53 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    If they produced a run of iron Man VE in 2020,
    That’s indeed news to me. I thought the last run was several years ago. Just because you got one last year doesn’t mean it was built Last year.
    Check the back of your machine and get back to us please! The build date should be clearly visible on the serial number sticker.

    They did and it has the bigger magnets in them, unlike the 2014 & 2015 Vaults.

    Wasn’t Star Trek vault last year too?

    #19 53 days ago

    Years and years ago, I added an LCD mod to the virtual version of Stern's Tron. A complete game changer (just for the joy of seeing Gem and Quorra in glorious HD video). So a Tron VE with an LCD upgrade, improved code and new features. Oh yes. Just a remake of the same old game? Forgetaboutit.

    #20 52 days ago

    never cared.

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    #21 52 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    If they produced a run of iron Man VE in 2020,
    That’s indeed news to me. I thought the last run was several years ago. Just because you got one last year doesn’t mean it was built Last year.
    Check the back of your machine and get back to us please! The build date should be clearly visible on the serial number sticker.

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    #22 52 days ago
    Quoted from kst8cat:

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    Checkmate Crazylevi

    #23 52 days ago
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    #24 52 days ago

    I liked Tron better when it was called Funhouse!

    #25 52 days ago

    Can never have enough Tron, Let’s see a JJP, or American pinball… or someone else take a shot of a new version if stern is done with it…. It must have daft punk soundtrack…. Everything else can be different

    #26 52 days ago
    Quoted from Yesh23:

    Checkmate Crazylevi

    Levi’s been convinced for years that Stern is over Vaults. Though I hadn’t heard him limit it to “no more DMD Vaults” before, so maybe he thinks a Stars is in our future.

    If things keep going like they are now, where Stern can’t even fill existing demand for the new titles, then Levi’s probably right so long as that lasts. If they ever have a lull though, doing a remake of a popular title like Tron or LOTR would seem like an obvious way to make guaranteed sales.

    But I’m not willing to bet an ass-tattoo on it.

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    #27 52 days ago

    Levi...the pinball legend in his own mind

    #28 52 days ago

    Tron is a beautiful game. It reminds me a lot of TOTAN. It’s got nice flowy ramps and clean shots, but that makes it kinda not overly hard and not something that’s should be VE.

    #29 52 days ago
    Quoted from kst8cat:

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    Your CSI has Tron side blades. That's cool.

    #30 52 days ago

    Retro TRON would be the way to go. Same layout, different art and media package. Tweaked rules. Maybe make the drop targets from the LE part of it too.

    Have modified mini-games on the screen from the original arcade game.

    GG you hear me?? Make my dreams come true!!

    #31 52 days ago
    Quoted from rai:

    Your CSI has Tron side blades. That's cool.

    They were already installed when I purchased the machine. I thought they looked like they might be Tron art blades but I wasn't 100% sure. Maybe an odd choice, but they do look all right in the game.

    #32 52 days ago

    Your buddy has his machine set up too easy.

    #33 52 days ago
    Quoted from rai:

    Your CSI has Tron side blades. That's cool.

    I haven’t played CSI since it came out. Don’t even remember how it played. Rare game.

    #34 52 days ago

    Phil doesn’t care anymore.

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    #35 52 days ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Phil doesn’t care anymore.

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    #36 52 days ago

    Stern can’t even keep up with the current demand… I don’t see them doing any vault editions anytime soon.

    #37 52 days ago
    Quoted from Trekkie1978:

    I have to say, I was one of the loudest supporters for a Tron VE. Ever since the first time I played it, everything about the game clicked. Shot perfectly. Theme integrated perfectly. The art is what the art is. The music and sounds are perfect. Easy rule set to learn.
    Now, that’s where the problem comes in. One of my friends has a Tron. The other night at his house, I put a few games on it. 6 or 7. I made it to Portal twice and Sea of Simulation another 2 times.
    I ended up getting bored with the game. I’d like to think I’m between very good and excellent at pinball. It got me thinking that if I’m constantly getting to see pretty much the whole game half the times I play it, will this be a game I want to own?
    To the few who say the code is the weak link to Tron…I understand exactly what you mean now.
    Just saying I’m officially off of the Tron VE bandwagon and if the game does get released, I will pass.
    Last night, I finally got to open my Deadpool LE. I’d rather save for my floor space for games like that. I can’t see myself ever getting tired of playing it.

    You playing 5 ball?

    #38 52 days ago
    Quoted from kklank:

    You playing 5 ball?

    3 ball.

    I’m an excellent player and I find Tron to be an easy shooting game.

    #39 52 days ago
    Quoted from Trekkie1978:

    I’m an excellent player and I find Tron to be an easy shooting game.

    That’s awesome.

    #40 52 days ago

    I don't care. Lot's of better games than Tron.

    #41 51 days ago

    Best game ever. The layout is simple but satisfying, the software is easy to understand and challenging to master. Wizard mode is attainable for most players. It would be a pity if more people wouldn't be able to own it.

    #42 50 days ago
    Quoted from snaroff:

    You are either a stunning player OR the game was setup easy.

    I read someplace that he's between very good to excellent at pinball.......

    #43 50 days ago

    Recently sold mine. Nobody liked it but me, and I had seen everything there was to see except Portal. Once I saw that the game never really "ends" when you complete Portal, I didn't see any reason to keep it. Thoroughly bling-ed out, is it a stunning-looking machine? You bet. But like some beautiful JJP games, looking at it gets old when you don't want to hit the Start button anymore and need room for a new game.

    In an entirely unrelated note, I can kick Trekkie1978 's ass in pinball.

    #44 50 days ago

    I never "got" the love of the Tron theme. Movies are awful.

    #45 49 days ago
    Quoted from PoMC:

    I never "got" the love of the Tron theme. Movies are awful.

    Good point. I remembered loving it in the 80s as a kid. Rewatched it recently and it was so boring it was almost unwatchable. The new movie was terrible but better in 3D and after you've played the pinball machine. And a game should never make movie more palatable.

    #46 49 days ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    And a game should never make movie more palatable.

    Says a man that has never watched Johnny Mnemonic or Shadow. LOL

    #47 49 days ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Good point. I remembered loving it in the 80s as a kid. Rewatched it recently and it was so boring it was almost unwatchable.

    It was the time it was made, for me.

    I loved the old dune and blade runner.

    There are just dozens of films from the year, for me.

    I remember my three children found tron original too boring to watch about six years ago. I was unable to disagree at the time.

    #48 49 days ago

    The awesomeness of heavy metal for instance.

    #49 49 days ago
    Quoted from PoMC:

    I never "got" the love of the Tron theme. Movies are awful.

    I've never seen a TRON movie, but it's one of my favorite games. OTOH, LZ was a dream band theme for me and the pin is a dud. Go figure.

    #50 49 days ago
    Quoted from snaroff:

    I've never seen a TRON movie, but it's one of my favorite games. OTOH, LZ was a dream band theme for me and the pin is a dud. Go figure.

    Agreed. I've never watched Baywatch, but it's a keeper for me and my wife.

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