Track & Field - Nintendo NES
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Release year: 1983 | Players: 1 player – multiplayer | Developed by Konami

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Track & Field (AKA Hyper Olympic – ハイパーオリンピック in Japan) is an Olympic-themed sports arcade video game developed by Konami and released in 1983 for the arcades, Nintendo NES and other systems.

Many players might remember this as the finger-murdering game. If you’ve played this before, you might be feeling nostalgic right now. You might remember the weird techniques you tried – tapping the buttons faster while trying to avoid getting carpal tunnel syndrome.

After many years after its release, many still find the joy in playing this game. People without a NES can enjoy similar sports games released on the Wii and iOS devices.

Track & Field Cover Box

Track & Field Cover (NES)

The controls of the game are pretty straightforward. You just have to tap the A and B buttons repeatedly. This allows your runner to cycle its feet to run.

It seems simple, but pushing on the buttons requires speed and repetition until the end of the race. Several rounds of this game will surely test your limits. This is also the reason why a long-running event wasn’t included.

It has 8 sports events including the popular 100-meter dash, javelin throw, and archery. In the arcade version, there’s a hammer throwing event which isn’t included in the NES version.

Another player can join in the fun with its player-2 option. You can choose from 2 difficulty settings and which sport you want to start at.

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A player gets eliminated if they fail to meet the threshold requirements they set. A computer then replaces the eliminated player.

The graphics may not be as impressive compared to other NES games. Still, it’s a good recreation of its arcade version.

Vibrant backgrounds paired with cute, pixelated athletes sum up the total look of Track & Field.

The sound and music of Track & Field on NES are also similar to its arcade version. You still get the classic title screen theme and the crowd sound effects.

The only difference is the lack of the synthesized voices that are in the arcade version. But, it does have some bleeping sounds which serve its purpose.

If you don’t mind getting a trigger finger, this game is for you. But, you might get bored quickly with the minimal sports events. Still, it’s a great game for two players.

Track & Field game has been ported to Arcade (original), Atari 2600, MSX, NES (this version), Commodore 64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 2, Dreamcast, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Xbox 360 (XBLA), Nintendo DS, iOS…