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Armagetron Advanced is a Tron game clone in 3D.

This has been the tagline of Armagetron, since, well, a very long time, and is probably the shortest and most accurate description possible. Tron was an arcade game based on the movie of the same name, release by Disney in 1982. The original game consisted of 4 sub-games, the only one of concern is the 'Light Cycles' one, in which the player uses a left/right joystick to control a 'Light Cycle' which leaves a wall behind it wherever the cycle it goes, turning only at 90 degree angles. The player must then get the AI to crash into their wall while avoiding hitting the AI's more...

What's New

Version 0.2.8.3.1:
  • fixed temporary sound disappearance when alt-tabbing away and back
  • default subcultures are now distributed
  • enable 32 bit color depth at desktop resolution
  • no more display lists for SiS cards
  • spelling mistakes and missing German translations

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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xati-ba Member IconReview+237
xati-ba
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Pros : Addictive arcade action with a nice overall feel to it. Multiplayer with humans is particularly enjoyable. Excellent value, since it is free.

Cons : AI cycles can be easily and repeatedly beaten once you find the correct sequence of turns, which makes single player somewhat dull. Graphics could be improved and music could have been added. Some sounds are unpleasant.

Summary : Try it out!

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Version 0.2.8.3.1
Thraddish Member IconReview+4
Thraddish
+3

Not since Ambosia's Avara have I played such an addictive arcade style game online for the Mac. The physics to the tron light bikes are pretty incredible making for a game where experience gives the edge. Double binding, digging, and maze navigating are skills you gain over the hours/weeks/months of immersive playing. That non-violent aspect makes the game light hearted unlike those FPS. Some of the nicest fellow players I've encountered yet online. My only slight complaint is that some are a little discouraging to new players.

Adhering to the overall theme of the movie itself, Tron is played cross platform. Windows/Unix/Mac all play on the game grid. Ironically most of the kids who play this game weren't even born when the movie came out in 1982.

I write this review only because of my surprise this game isn't far more popular. It's free, you instantly start playing, the learning curve is quick, and there is infinite room to improve your tactics because there is always someone cleverer than yourself.

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Version 0.2.8.2.1
Aname Member IconReview+17
Aname
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I LOVE this game. I wish there were some really serious tournaments going on, online, in this game.

There is a bit more to it than just having good reflexes. You have to plan ahead and make sure to win as much terrain as possible.

So people, start playing it online and have some games with me!

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Version 0.2.8.1-1
Merry boy Member IconComment-1
Merry boy
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Hey this runs like a hundred times faster than my prev. versions, awesome , thanx guys.

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Version 0.2.8.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+0

armagetron is the only one who is multiplayer and that rock!

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Version 0.2.7.0
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+0

An alternative: check out GL Tron X -- it hasn't been updated in awhile but still works great.

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Version 0.2.6.0
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Anonymous
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A non-developer put this update here on MacUpdate. This is a *beta* release, and it was never meant to be publicized like this.

The game is now known as Armagetron Advanced. The website is http://armagetronad.net

This mac build has a known problem, and again, was never meant to be widely circulated outside of curious users searching for bugs. Please use the latest stable release (0.2.7.1) if you are looking for stability.

Contact me on the Armagetron Advanced forums, my username is nemostultae.

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Version 0.2.8b1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+0

You need to fix the crashes it constantly crashes

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Version 0.2.8b1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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A non-developer put this update here on MacUpdate. This is a *beta* release, and it was never meant to be publicized like this.

The game is now known as Armagetron Advanced. The website is http://armagetronad.net

This mac build has a known problem, and again, was never meant to be widely circulated outside of curious users searching for bugs. Please use the latest stable release (0.2.7.1) if you are looking for stability.

Contact me on the Armagetron Advanced forums, my username is nemostultae.

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Anonymous
+0

Crashed on me (G5/Tiger) after the first time I died. I remember playing an older version that worked on my G3 iBook at least a year ago, and I liked it. Please fix the crashes :(

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Version 0.2.8b1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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me again... I found the old version (Armagetron 0.2.6.0) on a CD I had made a while back. Tried it with the same settings I had the new version on... and NO crashes. Maybe the b is for buggy? :)

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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'b' as in 'beta'

but I hope you knew that...

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
+0

Hehe, yeah I did :) Sorry for the bad joke :)

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Anonymous
+0

Same here. Crashes after every death :/ Looks really cool though :)

macaddct1984 Member IconReview+0
macaddct1984
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It constantly crashes, which makes it very unplayable. Plus every time I change the multitude of settings, it just resets all of them when it crashes.

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Version 0.2.8b1
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Downloads 68,979
Version Downloads 28,362
Type Games / Action
License Free
Date 20 Feb 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free