TRON: Legacy (Pro)

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This game received 561 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.343 /10

8.343

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "TRON: Legacy". The group itself ranks #25 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.218

Artwork: 8.087

Sounds/Music: 8.283

Other Aspects: 8.462



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This game is part of a group

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "TRON: Legacy (Pro)".
The other version is: TRON: Legacy (LE)


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7.111/10
41 days ago
Interesting game. The playfield is live-action, which I always found boring, and the DMD also uses live-action. However, everything feels at least somewhat fluid and comfortable. Nothing too special, but a nice thing to try. I recommend for intermediate players.
8.312/10
62 days ago
a really tough game. one of those that will make you improve as a player, you will have to improve absolutely if you want to play more than 30 seconds, the ball runs lightning as expected from a pinball with this theme, you do not have a breath, the attention must be very high and you can't blink because he's an unforgiving pinball machine. I love this pin, I love it because it is hard, the art could be better but thinking about it I can't think of a different way of making it so I'm fine with that, of course the LE version is incredible with the optical fiber that wraps the ramps and from a completely different light to the whole playfield, but hey, with some mods you can have something very similar to half the cost and it's worth it. the music .... hypnotic, relentless, adrenaline, playing with high volume produces chills throughout the body, I love duft punk and I could not ask for better, without the original music this pinball would not be the same. a pinball to have if you want to improve your ranking, no frills, just pure and hard gameplay.
8.700/10
65 days ago
Great game. But, for the real experience you must to add:
Leds / ice blue is a must with some cool white for gi
Boomer with filter
Shaker
Clear disk
Fun and immersive game. Great modes, great shots, SOS is awesome, Portal is a bit disapointing.
7.838/10
4 months ago
playfield layout is ok, don't like the fact the outhole is so close to the flippers. Best looking game, but gameplay is ok.
10.000/10
5 months ago
I really like this game. My favorite thing about tron is the music. The gem shoot is very hard but satisfying when you make it. The multiballs are very fun especially Quora multiball. The artwork in my opinion is awesome. The spinning disc in this game is absolutely incredible imo and the best spinning disc in pinball. Tron is my favorite game of all time. The theme integration is incredible and there is nothing I don’t like about this pin.
8.760/10
7 months ago
I've had a HUO nicely modded Pro for about 3 months now. Decided to acquire the game after visiting Shanghai Disney in April and experiencing the Tron ride there & rewatching the movie.

I love the light show and music on this pin. The theme is very well integrated. Lighted ramps are a must on this pin and the DaftPunk music and sound effects are some of the best of any machine I've heard in pinball.

Game play is very fast and tough so it has that one more game factor I like in a home environment. Playfield doesnt have a ton of toys and while maybe not the deepest pin out there, any deficiencies are made up for with the gameplay lastability, artwork, music, and all around great theme.
9.620/10
9 months ago
This game was such a challenge on location that I kept plunking quarters into it and I decided I’d buy it if I ever found the right one and am so happy I did. Shot layout is challenging but doable as it awards combo bonuses and end of line jackpot that progressively gets more valuable through the game. Love the music and the call outs from the movie though I do wish they’d taken more of the music because there were so many great songs to choose from. Love the ramps that light up in synch with your shots and love the add a ball feature that you can earn during the various multi balls. Game is deep enough for me but easy enough that getting to sea of simulation and the portal isn’t an impossible task as there are many pins that I’ve put significant time on but have never even sniffed wizard mode. This pin has the just one more game feel that I love in a machine. Keeps me coming back and is always a popular destination in the game room. Never leaving the collection. My only gripe with the game is the U target placement, feels just slightly out of place and makes the gem shot not only more difficult and somewhat random to achieve but increases the chance of returning STDM when going for quora or the left ramp. Just wish it was up an inch or so and the game would be perfect in my opinion anyway.
8.724/10
9 months ago
This is a bloody great game. Fast, great sound. upper ramp very satisfying to make. excellent tournament machine, good earner on site. i would recommend this game.
7.936/10
10 months ago
One of many better Stern games from later years. Tron plays well and combine high speed with real addictive scoring and fun multiball modes. This is a game that doesnt top the list of modern Sterns – but sure stands out as solid and entertaining midcard title. The submerging upper target bank and the spinning Identity Disc behind it are excellent and well placed playfield features – to name the top spots.

Strangely enough the ramps – which of course are central to the theme, through the light cycle battles, feel slightly weird in their structure and the way they direct the ball. This does not reduce the fun of gameplay – but it took me a little time getting used to.

Unlike some others entries from Stern in the superhero or action movie genre the art package on this machine hits the spot. The cabinet side art is straight up awesome and blends in well with the games overall dark look and future age style. Backglass art is a bit of a let down, comparable to a dull 90’s movieposter, but I like the blue background colour tone in it. This game MUST be played in a dark game room !

Another immediate observation on Tron is that the sound is quite good. Both music and effect sounds fit the atmosphere of the story and allow enough variation to avoid the risk of being annoying to the player.

Summary:

Tron is a real entertaining pinball from Stern with a perfect mix of tight, fast play combined with convincing playfield/cabinet art and a fitting sound package. I think it has a good chance to qualify as a modern classic from this newer line of machines.
6.630/10
11 months ago
Played this game at two locations, just can't see the attraction. The game is a looker for sure and I had a chance to play it with headphones last weekend so not to get distracted by outside sounds but it just feels clunky to me. The art and theme work well together and the lighting fine, but a number of shots just feel clunky.
9.560/10
1 year ago
I encourage ALL raters of Tron to withhold their opinions of this masterpiece until they have logged at least 15 games on the machine (or any game for that matter). It is is clear many of the raters have not rolled up their sleeves - I know, because I was one of them! I never thought Tron was that good after playing it very occasionally - it wasn't unit I was "forced" to play it - the place i was at only had 2 pinballs and only Tron worked completely that i understood the allure and had to have one. Fast and deep - it's definitely a shot-makers game, with unbelievably satisfying flow unlike any other when the shots are falling. The modes are fantastic and the "wizard" Portal mode is super cool and extremely difficult to complete. My favorite multi ball is Quorra - the green ramps are so cool... I love the artwork, the 3d back glass is one of the coolest ever and the sound package is stellar. To say it has grown on me is an understatement - it is now my all-time favorite pinball and I have still never seen the movie! Mods that are ESSENTIAL for the Pro: Upgraded Speakers w/ subwoofer, real Tron Video game, Neon ramps from Eli or Total lightshow, Frosted Blue LEDs, and colorDMD
7.432/10
1 year ago
Despite the shots feeling right and neat lighting, I just can't get into this game. I try everytime I see it at my local barcade and give up after a few plays.
8.008/10
1 year ago
I owned Tron as my only machine for a few months. If I could afford a collection, it would have remained as part of it. I love the look of the cabinet, the playfield and the 3D backglass. The one I picked up had a subwoofer with adjustable balance and the "movie faithful" remix, which all sounds superb. The rules are fairly straightforward but the modes are fun and it's good that you have to actually complete them all to see the wizard mode but also good that Sea of Simulation is in there to give you an extra stab at the ones you didn't manage. Unfortunately, the wizard mode isn't as satisfying to play as it is to get to, a bit disappointing really. The Gem shot is a bit of a pain to hit but I'm torn on whether it's a design flaw or just a hard shot.
8.280/10
1 year ago
Very fun game and cool hommage to Tron with the neon-like ramp lighting. One of my top post 2000 era pins and understandable why it demands high resale prices.
5.886/10
1 year ago
I love Tron, so I really liked this game at first, good flow, but after a while, I realised it was quite boring and repetitive. Really like the cabinet artwork, pity the game was done by Stern, if had been done by JJP now that could have been spectacular!
6.402/10
1 year ago
Just was hopping for so much more out of this beauty.
8.880/10
1 year ago
Tron is a very good looking game with an excellent theme. The "tron" lighted ramps are eye-catchers. The mini arcade and tron cycle are very cool too.
The ruleset felt like it could use something else. Im not sure if it would gave the lastability quality in a gameroom, but it is certainly fun to play on location.
9.176/10
1 year ago
'Libations for everybody!' I LOVE Tron. Such a cool theme and it plays great. Really cool John Borg layout, that Quora and gem shot are just superb. The music is amazing, Daft Punk just fit pinball so perfectly. When Quora multiball kicks in this thing sounds unbelievable. I miss this game often and will at some point get another I expect. The game is also super mod friendly. Some really cool stuff out there, I highly recommend the Eli ramp kit and the Tron arcade machine upgrade. Amazing game, get one.
5.652/10
1 year ago
I am not a fan of the artwork on playfield. Its a good game, but I would play one before buying it blindly. Its Tron so the price goes up just for that alone.
9.232/10
1 year ago
Great feel for shots. Wonderful art all over but the photo realistic images coulda been left out. Wow, that back glass in person is great! The call outs and music are stunning! I love Tron and this game is the perfect embodiment of Tron!
5.279/10
1 year ago
This was another CHEAP Stern attempt... this game could have been so awesome. This is a game that maybe one day Jersey Jack would do and it would get the pinball it deserves. Everyone who rated this game so high think of all the missed opportunities.
9.820/10
1 year ago
Tron is addictive, pulse-pounding, Great Fun!

Easy to learn, hard to Portal. Tron has a rather simple ladder of features that must be accomplished, at least partially, to reach Sea of Simulation, or completely to get to Portal. Tron also has perhaps my favorite rule in all of pinball - the End of Line Jackpot! Pump up that EOL Jackpot with multiple shot combos that end in a right Cycle ramp to Arcade combo! The disc puts amazing action on the ball, and truly suits the theme of the game. From rules to physical layout, this game gives me that good feeling that otherwise only my wife can provide.

I've replaced the black disc with the clear, replaced all rings with Super Bands (with the exception of the kickers where I utilize Marco white rubber and on the flippers where I use Pinball Life yellow rubber), widened outlanes, removed ball save, and limited to 1 EB per game. For the purely visual aspects, added the lit ramp kit and the arcade mod. Then for the audio I've replaced the speakers and added an amp to keep up with the aftermarket soundtrack remix that I'm currently rocking.

The only reason I'd sell the Pro is to get the LE. More than likely I'd buy the LE and keep both. Perhaps even more likely, I'll sell other games to buy up on more Trons and corner the market.

I love Tron more than Lamp, more than brownish tofu chili, more than lightning kitty, and just a tiny bit more than @centerflank - whom I've never met but is still the Chairman of the Board!
8.956/10
1 year ago
Incredible machine. Other than the so-so clip art on the playfield and large inserts, the overall art package is stellar. The cabinet is gorgeous, and the 3D backglass is attractive and fits the theme well. This machine just looks stunning, and stands out in any collection or arcade. There is no mistaking Tron for another pin. The lighting is great, and the neon ramps are perfect for this theme. When this pin is set up right, with the right mods, it's the most impressive looking pin out there. As far as the design, this is a Borg masterpiece. Elegant, backward setup with a third flipper on the left, with an inner loop and 2 smooth ramps. It's fast, hard, yet simple and a blast to shoot. I didn't like this pin at first. It was too hard with very short ball times. After learning the game, I've come to respect it much more. The Gem and Quorra shots are both so satisfying to shoot. The spinning disc creates chaos. This is a keeper.

*Update. After owning this pin for more than a year, I can say I wouldn't change my initial review at all. This pin looks amazing, plus the sound package is excellent. Immersive music from the movie and plenty of movie callouts. This pin plays fast, hard and can be punishing. The code is fairly straightforward and not super deep, but it's not easy to complete either. This will be one of the last to ever leave my collection.
8.976/10
1 year ago
I’m basing this on a modded Pro. This game is fantastic and I’m in Day one is the offer a vault edition. It fetched a high price today and is probably actually worth it. The music , smoothness and awesome lighting are perfect. I hope they can keep all the actors voices as they create an immersive experience and this is what makes games great. I love this game and the 3rd flipper on the left makes for some rewarding shots.
9.236/10
1 year ago
Love this game!
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