Tron 2.0: Killer App Game Boy Advance

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
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  1. 45
    It's more flattering to look at Killer App as another handheld arcade collection with a great upgraded multiplayer version of Light Cycles and a simply bad adventure game thrown in as a bonus.
  2. AceGamez
    50
    Despite its good points, Tron 2.0 Killer App is effectively an incohesive mix of strong mini-games, held together by some suspect isometric combat platform levels.
  3. Cheat Code Central
    50
    The fact that the GBA can't even come close to replicating the original Tron arcade mini-games of the 80s is a major disappointment. One that I'm having a lot of trouble getting over.
  4. A lackluster game with too many frustrations for such little fun. The short length and lack of real replay value make it not worth picking up.
  5. Despite some problematic controls and repetitive gameplay, TRON 2.0: Killer App is one of the better GBA titles of the year and a worthy addition to the Tron legacy.
  6. Game Informer
    65
    Several things work as they should, but much of the game is chock full of frustration, and the whole thing ends up feeling like a string of tired minigames. [Nov 2004, p.170]
  7. 80
    As a bonus (although some would see this as a reason to buy the game), TRON 2.0 also includes the full versions of both the original "TRON" arcade game and the "Discs of TRON" arcade game. Control in both is spot on, with "Discs of TRON" using the shoulder buttons for targeting.
  8. It's rare that a game's bonus features are more compelling than its main play mode, but that's definitely the case with the GBA version of Tron 2.0: Killer App.
  9. 60
    If "Tron 3.0" builds on this foundation, adding more variety and incorporating more of the innovative old-school gameplay that the franchise has inspired over the years, it has the potential to become an instant retro classic.
  10. A good game, but not terribly original in terms of gameplay. The real value of this cartridge comes in the inclusion of the two Tron arcade games, meaning that old-school gamers and fans of the film should check it out if only for that.
  11. 78
    It's pretty clear that the guys over at Digital Eclipse know what makes the Tron property "cool," because they've incorporated a ton of that cool factor in Tron 2.0: Killer App.
  12. netjak
    58
    Until game companies stop using the GBA as their platform for "rough draft" games like this, stop buying them. Don't waste your cash on what amounts to a bad version coasting on the success of another, much higher quality game.
  13. Nintendo Power
    74
    An isometric adventure mixes with classic Tron gameplay for loads of retro-futuristic fun. [Nov 2004, p.131]
  14. The game may not be on as grand a scale as the PS or Xbox version, but the GBA version offers a solid package for a portable title.
  15. 86
    With good graphics, excellent voice acting, and well-designed and varied gameplay, Tron 2.0 Killer App is a title that any GBA owner should enjoy.
  16. The inclusion of the original Tron games helps push up the coolness factor -- so thumbs up to all for creating a fun on the go Tron experience.

Awards & Rankings

#49 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AaronK.
    Jan 7, 2007
    9
    Fun, challenging puzzles; plus both classic arcade games. How can you not ave this for traveling enjoyment. Graphics & sound are well done, Fun, challenging puzzles; plus both classic arcade games. How can you not ave this for traveling enjoyment. Graphics & sound are well done, the only problem is there is no true end. Full Review »
  2. AndrewB.
    Jan 1, 2005
    7
    A good action game, but has a so-so plot.