In a post I made yesterday, one of the things I mentioned about the Tron: Legacy viral campaign was the recreation of “Flynn’s Arcade” from the original Tron film Comic-Con International in San Diego. I missed seeing it when it debuted at last year’s con, so I was excited to find out that it would be “open” again at this year’s con as part of the ongoing marketing buzz. Heck, the thing was a block from the hotel where Kevin (Dilmore, not Flynn…that other guy’s still missing, you know.) and I were staying. If we didn’t make it this time, I was probably going to cry.
But, we were successful.
Among the treats to be found inside the arcade? Sprinkled among the collection of classic 80s arcade games (Joust, Donkey Kong, Defender, and so on…and yes, even Tron itself) were fully-functional versions of Space Paranoids, one of the games created by Kevin Flynn and swiped by Ed Dillinger (the dick) prior to the events of the original Tron movie. Don’t forget that you can also play this game on your computer by heading to SpaceParanoidsOnline.com.
Of course we got to play the game, and thanks to Kevin, I finally have proof:
I want one of these games. I’ll put it right next to the Sega Star Trek cabinet. Of course, I’m still pursuing that holy grail of games, Discs of Tron, as well.
Maybe one day….