Episode 19: Tron Maze-A-Tron

In this episode, we review the Mattel Electronics game TRON MAZE-A-TRON. We interview the programmer Russ Haft. We have a listener interview with Shawn Franklin (and his son Alexander contributes his thoughts on Intellivision). Questions For Keith is back, and there’s a listener audio contribution from Will Hutton. There’s also Feedback, News, George and some surprise guests. So strap into your light cycle and enter The Grid…

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0:00:00 – Turn on the tube TV insert TRON MAZE-A-TRON and go!
0:00:26 – The Intellivisionaries Theme by Paul ‘Nurmix’ Nurminen
0:01:42 – Welcome & Thanks
0:06:04 – William, where are you going?
0:06:47 – Voice? Ferg? Huh!?
0:09:00 – Welcome (continued) and C.O.R.G.S. talk
0:43:05 – 7800 Game By Game Podcast Promo
0:44:22 – Feedback
0:59:17 – “Ye Olde English” Promo (Vic & Vipp)
1:00:01 – Mattel Electronics ‘TRON video games’ TV commercial
1:00:50 – News
1:13:25 – Retro Gaming Roundup Promo
1:13:42 – Dave Rolfe Promo
1:13:56 – Questions For Keith
2:25:37 – George moves?
2:26:51 – CafĂ© Pierre
2:28:25 – Listener Interview: Shawn Franklin (and Alexander Franklin)
3:22:57 – Intellivisionaries Promo
3:23:01 – Game Review: TRON MAZE-A-TRON (part 1)
4:22:39 – Interview: Russ Haft
5:47:32 – Excerpts from “TRON 1.1″ by Tom Kahelin from Intellivision In HiFi
5:49:34 – Listener Audio Submission: Will Hutton
6:11:26 – Game Review: TRON MAZE-A-TRON (part 2)
6:22:09 – Wrap Up / “Treasured” by Paul ‘Nurmix’ Nurminen
6:25:52 – Outtakes (music: “TRON 1.1″ by Tom Kahelin from Intellivision In HiFi)

Links mentioned in the show:

Intellivision Lives entry for Tron Maze-A-Tron
http://intellivisionlives.com/bluesky/games/credits/action2.html#maze

Intvfunhouse entry for Tron Maze-A-Tron
http://www.intvfunhouse.com/games/maze.php

Video Game Critic entry for Tron Maze-A-Tron
http://videogamecritic.com/inteltz.htm?e=93799#rev1527

New graphic for the podcast
new_intellivisionaries-black

ReplayFX con in Pittsburgh, July 30 – August 2
http://replayfx.org/

Hotel Bunny mini game homebrew
http://sebastianmihai.com/main.php?t=115&n=Intellivision-development-Hotel-Bunny

Inty Lander homebrew
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/238576-a-quiet-afternoon-intylander/?hl=%2Blunar#entry3242131

Intipaki homebrew
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/239057-another-small-game-intypaki/#entry3250508

Copter Command release is imminent
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/234125-the-official-copter-command-thread-intellivision-homebrew/

Spy’s Rise homebrew WIP
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/238381-a-new-intellivision-game-spys-rise/

Intellivision Gen 2 kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/756513245/intellivision-gen2-video-games-for-pc-and-mac

IntelligentVision ROMs for sale
http://www.intellivision.us/intvgames/orderroms.php

Retroist posting about TRON Maze-A-Tron
http://www.retroist.com/2015/05/27/the-intellivision-was-all-about-tron/

Brett Weiss’ book on Retro Pop Culture
http://www.amazon.com/Retro-Pop-Culture-Atari-Zombie/dp/1495234800/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Recent video of Intellivision with ECS connecting to a BBS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5cQcERrVeY

Five different maze cards in Maze-A-Tron
maze-a-tron-five-mazes

Documents from Russ Haft
Maze-A-Tron_Mazes.pdf

Maze-A-Tron_Idea_Disclosure_redacted.pdf

Maze-A-Tron_Reviews.pdf

Russ Haft’s website
https://www.mylennium.com/

Chris Leach’s “for sale” thread on Atari Age
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/232104-fs-nes-snes-n64-genesis-ps1-ps2-psp-games-accessories/

Intellivision in Hi-Fi CD
http://www.intellivisionlives.com/retrotopia/hifi.shtml

Stephen Matousek’s A/V mod
DSC01821 DSC01817 DSC01808

Tips and tricks for AD&D Treasure of Tarmin
http://www.spatula-city.mine.nu/~intvlib/inty/misc/tarmin.txt

Jason Sinclair’s Modified version of Slam Dunk Super Pro Basketball and an Excel spreadsheet that he uses as a helper for binary editing
SlamDunkSinclair_v2015.zip

Some observations about Slam Dunk from Jason Sinclair