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Track and Field is a true test of your gaming skill and although it's fun in single player mode it really shines in the multiplayer environment. Each event is perfectly executed and the game constantly pushes your speed, reactions and accuracy to the limit while still being a complete blast at all times.
As a whole, Track & Field is fun to play for five minutes or an hour, depending on how deep you want to go. It’s one of the purest mini-game collections on the NES.
This game is very common and very cheap. It's a fun game, even if only for a limited time.
Overall, the game’s an excellent example of classic NES gameplay. It’s easy to pick up, totally devoid of story, and a “high score” is your primary goal. It’s challenging on its own, a blast with friends, and the kind of addictive arcade gameplay that’s just plain fun. I played some later track and field games leading up to this, and I feel like in their rush to be more complex simulations, they forgot the simplicity that makes this game shine.
So despite coming up slightly short in the 8-bit Olympics, Track & Field is still a decent multi-sports title and succeeds as an arcade port as well. Komani did a commendable job in bringing the arcade classic to the NES and fans of the original will feel at home here. Even though Gold Medal Challenge does offer a better Olympic experience, if you just want simple arcade action on the track, then Track & Field still deserves a spot on your medal podium.
Insomma, mamma Konami ha svolto sicuramente un ottimo lavoro. Con qualche accorgimento a livello sonoro e sul multiplayer il mio giudizio sarebbe stato più elevato, ma considerando il periodo ci si può ritenere soddisfatti.
Most events are terrific but the difficult is uneven, and I found games like skeet shoot and high jump to be excessively difficult to qualify for. Another issue is the obvious lack of playing modes, probably due to the game's arcade origins. You basically keep playing events until you fail to qualify, at which time your game ends abruptly. Upon completing a round, you advance to the next with a higher difficulty. Track and Field is a bit simplistic compared to latter day track and field games, but in terms of sheer fun, it's hard to beat.
but very fun, with the downside being the uneven difficulty in a
couple of events (High Jump and Skeet Shooting stand out). The
two-player mode, cute graphics, and hidden easter eggs thrown in
make this an enjoyable title, even in small bursts.
Der einfach konzipierte Wettkampfcocktail besteht auch in der heutigen Zeit. So schnell die simple Steuerung kapiert wird, so viel Laune bereitet der Achtkampf im illustren Freundeskreis. Keine anspruchsvolle Sportsimulation, sondern ein schweißtreibendes und motivierendes Feuerknopfgedrücke.
All in all this is a game that feels a little too simplistic and repetitive for rewarding solo play but still holds fun and value within its concise two player action. I'd also recommend good quality retro sweatbands, a set of two decent joypad's and do some finger exercises before play ... don't say I didn't warn you!