is one of the oldest computer games ever and a very popular one.
Both probably due to
its simplicity to implement and complexity to master. It's also a
lot of fun when played against real players.
It is considered action game, but could
be classified as logical as well. It requires visual thinking and
fast reactions from players and a whole great deal more from the
developers in order to make decent computer opponent. The task of
creating the artificial intelligence for the computer player used to
be a common topic in many MSc thesis's from the recent past...well
the truth is in the Palm version we have not done very good job in
it and the excuse is the device capabilities are really limited
before the new over 100 MHz processors come around...until then, the
game will be best at its best - against other players.
TRON was named after
the movie "TRON", a major wide picture from the early 80s. If you
still haven't seen that movie, try and get it. It had reportedly
created a small sub-culture back at the time.
Rated at TUCOWS PDA:
You control a bicycle, leaving a light trail (a "lightcycle"),
which trail acts like a wall.
the hardware buttons to direct the bicycle to make a left or right
turn from its current direction.
The goal is to maintain your lightcycle in motion
and force all other lightcycles on the playing field to crash. Very simple but
still very fun.