Posted on MAACA by Canada's largest distributor, Starburst Inc.
"Dear Ladies & Gentlemen
As I have told many of you when we have been together, Stern Pinball
will begin production of its next model pinball machine, TRON: Legacy,
at the beginning of May. You will receive TRON in time for your pre-
summer season sales.
We have licensed this title from Disney, the maker of the $400 million
grossing holiday season movie TRON: Legacy. 60% of the gross was
outside the United States. This movie is an extension of the 1982
movie TRON and the famous video game of that time. Another TRON movie
is being planned. We have had requests from gamers, and pinball
players in particular, to make a TRON pinball machine. There is a pent
up demand for this game, and many of you have heard this from your
With TRON, we continue the design philosophy that you have told us has
been successful, that of Iron Man, Avatar and The Rolling Stones. Our
games are playing shorter and have more randomness. The great designer
Harry Williams used to say, "The ball is wild." Great players are
challenged and causal players have fun. Operators are making money.
Our TRON pinball puts the players in the middle of TRON movie and
video game action battles. This is a fast moving game. TRON has 3
flippers, including an upper flipper to shot one of the two fabulous
fast action ramps. We have not utilized a 3rd flipper in a while, and
players will enjoy it. In the center of the playfield, near the top,
there is a motorized 3 bank target assembly the player must hit and
lower, to gain access to the illuminated, motorized spinning disc,
representing TRON's Identity Disc. The spinning disc shoots the ball
randomly across and around the playfield. Ramp shots take the player
to an exciting Light Cycle multiball. The player shoots at the
miniature TRON video game to start exciting features and collect big
TRON: Legacy is a visually exquisite 3D movie, and our pinball has
captured the same exquisite visual, including its 3D backglass. Music
is from movie and perfect for pinball.
This game is brought to you by the design team that gave you Iron Man
We have been playing TRON, and we are really having fun.
Because this is truly a collectors and enthusiasts dream title, we
will make a TRON Limited Edition version in late June.
As soon as Disney approves the game photo, I will send you a picture