Looking for options on this. Let me know your thoughts please.
I think this will be a coin toss. I am curious to see where votes stand in a couple of days.
I can’t emphasize how important a GOOD external sub is on Tron. Mine came unplugged this week and I was amazed at how lame the sound is without it.
I’ve put a lot of time into both, and have owned both variants of each. My ST pro staid a lot longer than my ST premium.
I had both Tron LE and pro in the house for a long time together. I have sold the pro and then bought one back. The LE is gone.
The upshot of all that? Tron pro is still here and will be for the long haul. Its simple to learn, hard to master gameplay is classic pinball, and the theme integration superb.
I've owned both (well STLE) and I prefer Tron.
Both are great, ST has a lot of modes but they kind of blend together into a humongous mass of modes. I think it's fine to own both and I rate both highly but Tron is more fun for me. I wanted to love ST but it was not as fun to me as SM (and I couldn't take both ST and SM in the same collection).
They're both great and very hard in their own way.
Tron does not have a lot of depth but yet does not need a ton. It never seems to get stale or repetitive, and there are only a handful of people that have actually beaten Portal. (I'm one of them)
ST Pro on the other hand, has 18 missions to cruise through, and a host of other goodies. The dot matrix animations are second to none imo, and some of the sounds are top shelf. I have yet to get to five year mission on the latest code, it's hard.
If you like a longer playing game with a lot of shoot-the-flashing-shot-type modes and very nuanced strategy, go with Star Trek.
If you want shorter ball times and a more straightforward ruleset, with a great sound/light show, go with Tron. You're always just a few shots away from going all the way, but it's hard to get there and you'll keep telling yourself "just one more game".
I'm a Tron guy.
And ditto on the external sub recommendation. It's magical.
ST Pro! I mod'd mine up to better than a stock premium for lots less than a Premium. Play is just as good. Colored playfield inserts give richer color than RGB and clear inserts. Get Aurich translate and decals if possible. Color LCD, shaker motor for sure. Zits pop bumper caps and Pinblades, Vengeance explosion light and visor kit and Cliffy's on the plastic ramps are must haves! Install v1.62 with movie sound code! Tron is stupid expensive!
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