Posted tagged ‘Space Paranoids’

Space Paranoids now playable

May 6, 2010

The arcade game that never was really an arcade game is finally playable, as “Encom” releases Space Paranoids Online. If you are unfamiliar with Space Paranoids then there is another reason to pull out the 1982 cult classic TRON. If you are familiar with it, then it’s been a long time coming to this point although admittedly the game works differently than what we saw in the movie. As a “purist” I would have loved to have seen a spruced up version of this available as a proper arcade machine one could purchase. Still, it’s a cool little game and I’m happy that they did this as part of the viral marketing campaign for TRON Legacy which comes out later this year. They did have this setup at Comic-Con last year, I would still love to find out who has those cabs, unless they were destroyed after the show.

Anyways, here is the link to Space Paranoids Online

Also in some TRON related news, I was sent a link to a Tron Tribute soundtrack featuring 8-bit style music you can download for free by 8-bit Weapons. There is that which is perfect for a game room along with another recent Tron tribute soundtrack done by Shiryu, which can also be downloaded for free.

Flynn's Arcade recreated at Comic-Con with a real Space Paranoids cabinet!

July 25, 2009

sparanoids

As part of the hype machine that Disney is creating for the new TRON: Legacy film, they reconstructed Flynn’s Arcade, with tons of retro coin-op machines and to my own personal excitement, a working Space Paranoids arcade machine. I have found two videos of the arcade and some footage of SP which you can watch below. Sadly, the arcade was only a temporary thing but it’s very cool that Disney did this to promote the movie. I have read however that they showed some movie footage at Comic-Con where Flynn’s Arcade actually plays a role in the film, so it is likely we will see more arcade related viral marketing.

As a note to arcade makers out there, if there are no plans for someone to actually release Space Paranoids to the public, then I really hope that someone does. I am quite sure that I am not the only arcade operator out there who would love to have a real Space Paranoids machine and with the existing Tron fanbase I imagine that there are a lot of Tron fans out there (many of which are arcade fans) who would go out of their way to find a Space Paranoids machine. I certainly would.

BTW- I do know of a PC Space Paranoids game that was made by Rogue Synapse – we posted about it a long time ago. From everything I have seen on this, this version at Flynn’s and the aforementioned PC game are different. From reports it sounds like the movement controls on the arcade version need some fine-tuning but I guess it won’t matter if the game is never released.

Space Paranoids

Now I wish I would have gone to Comic-Con

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Flynn’s Arcade recreated at Comic-Con with a real Space Paranoids cabinet!

July 25, 2009

sparanoids

As part of the hype machine that Disney is creating for the new TRON: Legacy film, they reconstructed Flynn’s Arcade, with tons of retro coin-op machines and to my own personal excitement, a working Space Paranoids arcade machine. I have found two videos of the arcade and some footage of SP which you can watch below. Sadly, the arcade was only a temporary thing but it’s very cool that Disney did this to promote the movie. I have read however that they showed some movie footage at Comic-Con where Flynn’s Arcade actually plays a role in the film, so it is likely we will see more arcade related viral marketing.

As a note to arcade makers out there, if there are no plans for someone to actually release Space Paranoids to the public, then I really hope that someone does. I am quite sure that I am not the only arcade operator out there who would love to have a real Space Paranoids machine and with the existing Tron fanbase I imagine that there are a lot of Tron fans out there (many of which are arcade fans) who would go out of their way to find a Space Paranoids machine. I certainly would.

BTW- I do know of a PC Space Paranoids game that was made by Rogue Synapse – we posted about it a long time ago. From everything I have seen on this, this version at Flynn’s and the aforementioned PC game are different. From reports it sounds like the movement controls on the arcade version need some fine-tuning but I guess it won’t matter if the game is never released.

Space Paranoids

Now I wish I would have gone to Comic-Con

[Discuss on the Forums]