Light cycles are motorcycle
-like vehicles that exist in the movies Tron
and Tron: Legacy
, as well as the games based on the films. In the computer world, they are used in the Game Grid
in a competition that plays out like a deadly game of Snake. Each competitor rides their light cycle around the arena, tracing a wall of light as they move, and attempt to force the opposition into colliding with the light wall.
The original light cycles were limited in that they could only turn left or right at ninety degree angles. Later versions, such as those seen in Tron: Evolution
have a turning range equivalent to a standard motorcycle.