Tron Deadly Discs

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One of the must enduringly popular games for the Intellivision.

Tron Deadly DiscsGraphics: 4
Sound: 3
Replay Value: 5
Notes: 1-player game; licensed from the Disney film TRON
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Tron Deadly Discs is one of those games where the gameplay really carries the game. It works even better if you're ambidextrous enough to use one controller to run and the other to shoot. Of course, there's the dirty trick of hiding in the doorways, too.

Although the graphics are by and large pretty basic, the derezz effect when you strike down an opponent is pretty good. The sound effect used when you block an opponent's disc is also excellent. The graphics for the Recognizer are kind of plain, and the bad guys are just simple Intellivision Running Men. But, this game has staying power.




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, six variations have been found.
Manual Nine variants have been identified.
Overlays Two different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label To date, four labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs No Easter Eggs have been found.




A total of six Tron Deadly Discs box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Tron Deadly Discs Box (Mattel Electronics 5391-0910) Mattel Electronics 5391-0910 1982 U.S.A. Trayless pocket; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 5391-0910 1982 Hong Kong Plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Tron Deadly Discs Box (Mattel Electronics 5391-0510) Mattel Electronics 5391-0510 1982 Hong Kong French-Canadian; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on back
Tron Deadly Discs Box (Mattel Electronics 5391-0410) Mattel Electronics 5391-0410 1982 Hong Kong International version with slots in back for localized manual; submitted by Moonbeam
Tron Deadly Discs Box (Intellivision Inc. 5391) Intellivision Inc. 5391 1982 U.S.A. Standard Intellivision, Inc. box
Tron Deadly Discs Box (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1982 Brazil Mattel Electronics logo on box; no part number apparent; © 1982 Walt Disney Productions on back; trayless pocket; manual and overlays in separate slots




A total of nine Tron Deadly Discs manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Tron Deadly Discs Manual (Mattel Electronics 5391-0920) Mattel Electronics 5391-0920 1982 U.S.A. Grey and blue artwork; includes flyer for purchase of Tron video or laserdisc, part number 0151-0910
Tron Deadly Discs Manual (Mattel Electronics 5391-0920) Mattel Electronics 5391-0920 1982 Hong Kong Grey and blue artwork
Tron Deadly Discs Manual (Mattel Electronics 5391-0920) Mattel Electronics 5391-0920 1982 Hong Kong Red and blue artwork
Tron Deadly Discs Manual (Mattel Electronics 5391-0720) Mattel Electronics 5391-0720 1982 Hong Kong French-Canadian; blue and grey artwork
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 5391-0121 1982 Hong Kong German version; grey and blue artwork
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 5391-0121 1982 Hong Kong German version; blue and red artwork; noted by Intellivisioner
Tron Deadly Discs Manual (Mattel Electronics 5391-0131) Mattel Electronics 5391-0131 1982 Hong Kong Italian version; grey and blue artwork; submitted by Moonbeam; updated image submitted by Oscar G.
Tron Deadly Discs Manual (Intellivision Inc. 5391-0920) Intellivision Inc. 5391-0920 None U.S.A. Stapled along top edge
Tron Deadly Discs Manual (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1979 Brazil Digiplay edition; no part number apparent; has © M.I. 1979 on back

In addition to the catalog that often accompanied the standard game box contents, you may have also gotten a flyer for a discount when buying Tron on Laserdisc, VHS, Beta, or CED.

Tron Flyer (front and back)

Tron flyer
(front and back)

Tron Flyer (interior)

Tron Flyer
(interior)





A total of two Tron Deadly Discs overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Tron Deadly Discs Overlay (mattel 5391-4289) mattel 5391-4289 1982 U.S.A.  
Tron Deadly Discs Overlay (digiplay) digiplay N/A 1982   Localized in Brazilian Portuguese




A total of four Tron Deadly Discs label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Tron Deadly Discs Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A 1982 U.S.A. Origin lower left; © M.I. 1982; © 1982 Disney; smaller, rounded corners
Tron Deadly Discs Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A 1982 Hong Kong Origin lower left; © M.I. 1982; © 1982 Disney; larger, square corners
Tron Deadly Discs Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1982 Singapore Origin lower right; © I.I. 1982 to left of origin; ™ small, centered vertically on right edge; smaller label, rounded corners; © 1982 Disney upper left
Tron Deadly Discs Label (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1982   No origin; © M.I. 1982 lower center left; © 1982 Disney lower center right; large red label, rounded corners; game title localized (DISCOS MORTAIS)




Title Screen Title screen for Tron Deadly Discs.
Game Grid Keep him in the games until he dies playing. <EOL>




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