Space Paranoids never appeared in arcades and never really existed, but now you can play the classic Tron video game online.
Shell company Encom released a browser-based version of Space paranoid Thursday which is free to play (no shift required).
Space Paranoids is the fictional video game created by the master programmer Kevin flynn in the 1982 movie Tron. The new browser game, a promo piece for the upcoming Tron Legacy movie, was announced at a bogus press conference at WonderCon in San Francisco last month.
Although this is an advertisement, Space Paranoids does a remarkable job of recreating the look and feel of the bogus game we saw in the old Disney movie. It’s not child’s play either: the game is Recognitions appear to be softies at first, but they’ll let go if you try to get under them. And the limited ammo in your tank makes it easy to get stuck without firepower.
The game has 15 sectors, each of increasing difficulty. I would be very surprised if there wasn’t some sort or award or viral marketing burrow that turned out to be beating the high score.
Tron legacy hits theaters in December.
Update: As expected, Firstshowing.net discovered that surviving the game gives the user access to a hide new images of vehicles from Tron Legacy.
Image courtesy of Encom