Here are more tips for ... well, not "beating" the Tron arcade game. I don't think any arcade game from those days could be "won," but tips like these could help you get more play for your money.
To your left is a sticker released with the 1982 Tron trading card series. The front shows the light cycle game (duh) while the back offers advice on how not to go out like Clu. You know, the guy in yellow who screamed like a little girl right before he crashed and derezzed.
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