Flynn’s and Space Paranoids. Compare!

1982 TRON Flynn’s:
Home of Space Paranoids
Flynn's overhead

2009 Comic-Con Flynn’s:
Comic-Con Flynn's exterior
Want want want want.
Comic-Con Flynn's interior

1982 TRON Space Paranoids cabinet:
Flynn plays Space Paranoids
A closeup of the above shot… In this original version, Space Paranoids is played entirely with buttons (looks like three for movement, and one to fire), ala classic games such as Asteroids.
Space Paranoids close up

2009 Comic-Con Space Paranoids cabinet:
Space Paranoids side art
Space Paranoids marquee
In the new version, Space Paranoids is played with a flight stick (looks like the Gomez design) and a trackball. Were this a production cabinet, the stick and ball would most likely be positioned equidistant from the edges of the control panel, with the trackball on the left.
Space Paranoids cabinet (official image)

1982 TRON Space Paranoids gameplay:
Space Paranoids CPO and gameplay
Space Paranoids
Going for the kill...

2009 Comic-Con Space Paranoids gameplay:
Space Paranoids instructions
Space Paranoids
Not quite a 599,000 point game, but this gives you the basics…

[Movie shots captured from the TRON 20th Anniversary DVD, Comic-Con images and video courtesy of Tron-Sector user Daddyo.]

5 thoughts on “Flynn’s and Space Paranoids. Compare!

  1. Chris

    Probably not… gonna be waist-deep in our current project around then, so I don’t think I’ll be able to take the time off. I’m gonna plan well in advance for next year, though.

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    From what i understand, they used a space invaders control panel for the movie game, also the game flynn was playing was like a laser game. The game was a video of segment they made for the movie and put it as the game…

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