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Track & 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 ZX Spectrum Hammer: Not a good throw
Track & Field Commodore 64 Doing the high jump.
Track & Field Atari 2600 jumping
Track & Field Arcade In the air.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Track & Field in Barcelona" -- European title
  • "Track & Field 1" -- MSX in-game title
  • "Track and Field" -- Atari 2600/8-bit in-game title
  • "ハイパーオリンピックI" -- Japanese Kanji title for Hyper Olympic edition
  • "Hyper Olympic: Gentai Ban!" -- Japanese title
  • "Hyper Olympic 1" -- re-release for the Los Angeles Olympic Games 1984

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Critic Reviews

TeleMatch Atari 2600 Aug, 1984 1 out of 6 100 (UK) Arcade Oct 26, 2007 10 out of 10 100
NES Archives NES Jun 25, 2001 B+ 83 (UK) Xbox 360 Aug 09, 2007 8 out of 10 80
NES Times NES Aug 21, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Just Games Retro NES Aug 06, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamesCollection NES Aug 16, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic NES Jan 22, 2004 B 75
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Commodore 64 1987 4 out of 10 40


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1001 Video Games

The 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 controller

The Atari 2600 version came packaged with the Track & Field controller. The controller was also sold separately.

NES version

The 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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