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Official TRON lovefest thread, I love it more than lamp!

By centerflank

7 years ago

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“Is TRON super awesome or are you a hater?”

  • TRON is unreal, centerflank is supersmart. 426 votes
  • TRON blows, voters for this option have a small dingy :( 101 votes
  • Never played TRON, but if Centerflank likes it, it must be fun!!!! 61 votes

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#1033 7 years ago
Quoted from centerflank:

Thats very flattering but my pinball enthusiasm is WAY above my actual skill level.
1) I never worry about flynn being lit or completed, 99% of the games I play that mode is completed without actually attempting to shoot for it.
2)I do try to start ZUSE after I have Clu and Light Cycle multi ball lit in the Arcade scoop, then hit the scoop to start those 2 modes, then onto phase 3....
3)my basic strategy is shoot for Quorra spinner when right flipper is fed, recognizer/disc multi when left flipper is fed
4) Gem is the tough one to get, Ive gotten better at deflecting off TRON targets into gem and its a much easier shot when the 3recognizer targets are down
Hope that helps a little Geremy, check these threads out if you enjoy TRON.

Mind if I chime in? I might repeat some the same things that Centerflank said.
I've been playing TRON quite consistently for about a year and it's my favorite machine, by far. I've been to Portal about 20 times now. My strategy has kind of evolved over this time and I'm still looking for ways to perfect it. So far, this is what I have found to be best.

At first, I used to plunge into Flynn's arcade for the skill shot and the mystery award and then focus on getting light cycle and CLU at the same time. I then would go for everything else. Instead I now plunge to get GEM until she's solidly lit.

1) Focus on Gem and Quorra. I have found that I acquire Flynn and Zuse by accident during Quorra mode while making sure to get all 4 balls out into play by constantly hitting the recognizer. Also, you can do a quick plunge hoping to get GEM with each new ball but that's pretty tricky because you're focusing on the playfield. ****If you can activate Light Cycle, CLU, and Quorra all at the same time then you're going to rack up a solidly lit ladder fast

2) Look for opportunities to hit TRON after the ball rolls over the ZEN switch for DOUBLE SCORING.

3) Try to make every single shot count! Getting a little lazy and slapping the ball around just sets yourself up for disaster.

4) I try to not hit the recognizer directly because it has drained on me down the center too many times to count.

5) Disc war is usually the last thing I go for. And, during the end of the mode I try to hang on to one ball with the left flipper in case all the others drain. That way, I'm all setup to hit into the scoop for SOS. I've been burned on this sooooooo many times (not reaching SOS) so that's why I always keep an extra ball handy.

6) Study this breakdown of the game. It has very valuable info. http://www.pinballnews.com/games/tron/index6a.html

I hope this helps.

1 week later
#1067 7 years ago
Quoted from Erik:

I still don't have a big problem with Gem, it's that dadgum LCMB. I feel like I must be missing something because it's rarely mentioned. Tips for the challenged?!?

I feel your pain. I can't tell you how many times I have had everything else solidly lit in SOS except for Light Cycle. And, trying to complete Light Cycle during SOS is a pain in the ass! My old strategy was trying to get LCMB and Clu at the same time and then focus on Clu now that I would have two balls. Instead, now, as soon as the ball comes out of the scoop after activating LCMB I catch the ball on the right flipper then go for the left ramp right away. After that, then hit Quorra and finish it off with on the right ramp to solidly light Light Cycle...all this while ball two is being automatically plunged into play. BEST TIP -------- If you fail to do this on the first try then try to catch one of the balls on the left flipper and hold it constantly while attempting to complete it with just the right flipper. You need the playfield clear so you can make the 3 clean shots.

Another way to get LCMB solidly lit is to try to get it and Quorra at the same time. Get all of the balls in Quorra and focus on Light Cycle. You'll probably get Gem on accident from all of the chaos therefore you'll get Quorra solidly lit. I have had this happen many times.

I reached Portal twice in yesterday and in one of those games I went straight to Portal without having to go through SOS. It was beautiful!!!

Good luck!

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