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New International Track & Field (Nintendo DS)

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Description

New International Track & Field is a 21st century update of the NES game that features 24 events to compete in:
  • 100 Metre Sprint
  • Long Jump
  • 110 Metre Hurdles
  • Skeet Shooting
  • Weightlifting
  • 400 Metre Distance
  • Steeplechase
  • Archery
  • Javelin
  • Cycling
  • Triple Jump
  • Hammer
  • Discus
  • Shot Put
  • Breaststroke
  • 100 Metre Backstroke
  • Pole Vault
  • High Dive
  • Double Trap Shooting
  • Springboard
  • Vault
  • Rowing
  • High Jump
  • Horizontal
There are 18 different athletes to choose from, 10 original characters created for the game and 8 classic Konami characters:The gameplay consists of using the stylus pen in various movements on the bottom screen when prompted during the game. If the player chooses, they can also use the D-pad and buttons instead and can also utilize the DS' microphone to shout encouragements to their athlete, giving them a better chance at succeeding at their event.

Players can also customize their characters through various equipment and costumes by completing certain objectives in the game and features online capabilities, allowing four opponents to face each other in online tournaments as well as track their stats on worldwide leaderboards.

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The Press Says

Game Vortex Aug, 2008 93 out of 100 93
IGN Jul 30, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamesmania Jul 16, 2008 85 out of 100 85
IGN UK Jun 18, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Da Gameboyz Sep, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Nov 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 01, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Aug 18, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 09, 2008 14 out of 20 70
1UP Aug 26, 2008 B- 67

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Big John WV (25282) added New International Track & Field (Nintendo DS) on Nov 04, 2008