To Infinity and Beyond
Sam Flynn and Quorra

By Jorge Figueiredo - February 21st, 2015


When I was a kid, one of my favourite movies was Tron. It was so different from anything that was out there – and yet, there was something very familiar about it. Of course, shortly after I saw the film, I would play Tron: Deadly Discs and Tron Maze-a-Tron on my Intellivision at home, reliving the exploits of my electronic hero. Fast forward to the future, when Tron: Legacy hit the scene. I was pretty excited about it, and enjoyed the movie a lot (a lot more than most of my friends, anyway). So, it was a pleasant surprise when Disney Infinity included some Tron-based Power Discs. Now, in an interesting move, characters from Tron are available to play in Disney infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes – but they aren’t your typical Disney Infinity figures. In fact, they aren’t physical figures at all – they are completely DLC for iOS.

Each character can be bought within the Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 app for $2.99; and once activated, they can be chosen from the Character Selection screen (activated by tapping your finger on the character portrait in the upper left hand corner while playing in a Toy Box. Sam and Quorra each resemble their counterparts from Tron: Legacy, and they look fantastic running around the Disney Infinity Universe.

On top of being cool to look at, they are also armed appropriately. Sam’s in-game representative carries around his Identity Disc, which he can use to block incoming attacks. When attacking, the Disc can be used as a melee weapon (cutting through enemies quite effectively) and it can also be thrown, much like Captain America’s shield (and it will always come back to Sam’s hand). The Disc does a surprising amount of damage, and looks pretty spectacular cutting through the air (and the bad guys). Sam’s face is obscured by a protective mask, which makes him look pretty ominous.

One glitch meets another!

Quorra, on the other hand, has no mask – and her looks appear to be inspired by Olivia Wilde, the actress that portrays her in the film. In terms of weaponry, she has a Katana and an Identity Disc, using both to devastating effect when on the offensive. For those evil-doers that are standing at medium range, Quorra has a grappling hook that does a fair bit of damage when it connects. Like Sam, Quorra can use her Identity Disc as a defensive mechanism. On top of their interesting weaponry, both characters are extremely agile, making dodging a pleasure and preserving valuable health.

Disney was nice enough to send us codes to unlock these characters to review them – and they are a lot of fun. According to the Vice President of Production at Disney Infinity, John Vignocchi, the iOS version of Disney Infinity has always attracted their largest audience – so these Tron characters are something special to celebrate the digital platform.

I’m not sure if this is really the right way to go. Given the premise behind Disney Infinity, it’s the figures that really make the prospect a lot of fun for kids (and adults who like to collect things). I’m personally hoping that there will be enough of a reaction from the public to have these made into figures – because they look pretty amazing and are fun to use. Honestly, the purpose of these two is to test the characters digitally to justify a physical version, then I’m all for it – provided, of course the figures are discounted for those who purchased the digital versions.

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