DescriptionTrack & Field is a sports game that allows the player to have an experience based around the Summer Olympic Games. Events include the 100 meter dash, the hammer throw, the javelin throw, the long jump, the high jump and the 110 meter hurdles.
The MSX version replaces the hurdles with a 400 meter dash.
The Famicom version loses the hammer throw and the high jump, but the NES version restores the high jump while adding skeet shooting, the triple jump and archery as events. The NES version also keeps the 110 meter hurdles and forgoes the 400 meter dash.
If the player wants to go to the next event or round then they will have to qualify, by beating increasingly difficult maximum times or minimum distances. This game contains a two player option, in which the players take it in turns.
- "Track & Field in Barcelona" -- European title
- "Track & Field 1" -- MSX in-game title
- "Track and Field" -- Atari 2600/8-bit in-game title
- "Hyper Olympic: Gentai Ban!" -- Japanese title
- "Hyper Olympic 1" -- re-release for the Los Angeles Olympic Games 1984
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1001 Video GamesThe Arcade version of Track & Field appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Atari 2600 Track & Field controllerThe Atari 2600 version came packaged with the Track & Field controller. The controller was also sold separately.
NES versionThe NES version combines the four events ported for the Famicom version of Track & Field with the four events shown in its follow-up Hyper Sports, which included the high jump that was lost in the Famicom version.
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- 411MANIA | Track & Field (Xbox Live Arcade) Review (Game review.)
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