Arcade Collection
TRON

My all time favorite game. This one really sucked me in when it came out and I'm sure it's the game I've logged the most hours on. To this day I love the cabinet design and nothing in my collection looks as good with the basement lights out.

It also stands as a shrine to my profession. I'm a computer graphics and animation artist specializing in 3D animation. And, like many in my medium, I owe the movie Tron for my love of the craft and making me say, upon seeing 3D animation for the first time, "Whoa! That's what I want to do."

This was the first game I owned and it was a gift to me from my best friend, Jay, who surprised me with it when he won the game at an auction. It's in very good shape outside of one major flaw... no side art. I'm still looking for reproductions or even a hollowed out cabinet with the side art intact.

NOTES:

Release year: 1982

Manufacturer: Bally Midway

First place I played it: Video Odyssey Arcade

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