A java applet version of the tron light cycle game for up to 6 players.
(c) Ian Bolland 2001 - Please email
me (email@example.com) with any comments or suggestions.
Play in 700x500 window
This is a java version of the classic tron light cycle game, here for up to 6 human players
simultaneously with some computer players thrown in for good measure. I don't think there are enough multiplayer java games about, especially those with simultaneous 2 player (or more) gameplay. I used to love any simultaneous 2 player games on my old commodore c64 and my amiga. Anyway somebody likes this game as those nice people at gamespotter
have awarded it game of the week
! I intend to add several features and improvements including tornament mode, teams and improving the AI which is quite passive at the moment. If you like this then try my other games
Your hoverbike can race at extreem speeds across the arena leaving a trail of laser light behind you. You should try and drive your opponents into a light trail, while avoiding the trails yourself. Your trails are only a certain length, but they get longer as the game progresses! Play against the computer players and up to 6 human players. Click on the various options to change them, sometimes it isn't very responsive (I expect to have that fixed soon) so you may have to click more than once to get the options to change. When you are happy with the settings you can click at the botton to start playing.
To control the bike use keys for up, down, left and right to change direction and hold that direction down to speed up. Be warned that it gets very difficult not to crash at high speed! Press escape
to quit back to the menu at any time.
- Player 1 (purple) uses the arrow keys
- Player 2 (green) uses w,a,s,d
- Player 3 (red) uses i,j,k,l
- Player 4 (yellow) uses t,f,g,h
- Player 5 (orange) uses home,delete,end,page down
- Player 6 (cyan) uses =,p,[,] or if that doesn't work 8,4,5,6 on the keypad.
The computer controlled players are blue.
For those that don't know, Tron is a 1982 movie by Disney, written and directed by Steven Lisberger staring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan, David Warner and Barnard Hughes. The film is about a computer hacker that is transported inside a computer by the mainframe and then forced to compete in gladiator style 'computer games'. Arguably the best part of the film is the light cycle scene where the 'programs' battle it out in an arena in a fast paced battle with laser trail producing light cycles. The scene is fantastic to watch and has influenced many films up to and including the pod race scene in Star Wars - The Fantom Menace! This java game is based on the official film arcade game that featured an above-view lightcycle scene. Many similar games have apeared on all formats since, partly because it is such a simple game to program up! Similar in gameplay is the old favourite, snake, which now enjoys the most fame as a mobile phone game!
There are quite a few good versions of this one around out there, especially impressive are the 3D ones which are definately worth a go. The following are other light cycle type games you can download:
- gltron - by Andreas Umbach, nice version still being improved.
- Cycles 3D - Another 3D version, with split screen 2 player mode.
- Light Cycles 3.6 I haven't tried this one which is for the psion series 3!
- Ernie's Light Cycle Homepage with links to other downloadable tron clones.
- Deathworms cool name, wish I'd thought of that! A windows tron game.
- Xtron a linux tron game.
And all these are java (and 1 shockwave) versions.
- A shockwave version, well worth trying.
- Java version of tron, single player only, but worth a look.
- Small Java Applet as an example of someones first java applet, with source code!
- Java Tron with 1 or 2 players.
- Worm wars Cool java cross between snake and tron for 2 players.
- Axiom tron Single player java snake like tron game.
- BM tron another java tron game. I like this one and it has up to 4 players!
- AI tron simple version of tron, but with an AI that adapts and learns as part of an experiment in artificial intelligence. Complete with high score list and info about the experiment.
- Links - Other java games pages.
If you are having problems getting the game working there are a few things
the options or preferences which you can get to from your browsers menu. Finally the software is not tested on
all systems and although java applets are generally pretty safe, you do use
it at your own risk.
I would love to hear your comments and suggestions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to link to this game, please link to this page here, and if
possible tell me you have linked here, so I can let you know if the
address changes. Oh and those of you that can't spell I have to
mention lite, deul, gamse, dule, ligth, javagame, lightcycle duel,
lightcycleduel, cycleduel and rton or you won't find me will you?
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