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

Shaggy July 25, 2009 3

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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.

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Now I wish I would have gone to Comic-Con


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  1. Twisted Supreme July 25, 2009 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    WOW, that’s looks awesome, loving the tune playing in the first video.

    Would be amazing if the released that game, if not Shaggy you could beg them to give you one of those cabinets when they are done with thier marketing push for the film!

    • Shaggy July 25, 2009 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      Hehe, I probably shouldn’t say this but I would be a complete shill for them if I got a Space Paranoids cabinet 😀

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