Track & Field

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ZX Spectrum
Atari 8-bit

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Platform Votes Score
Apple II 2 4.5
Arcade 5 3.5
Atari 2600 4 3.5
Atari 8-bit 3 4.2
Commodore 64 8 3.3
MSX 4 3.8
NES 8 3.6
Xbox 360 1 3.8
ZX Spectrum 4 2.1
Combined User Score 39 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Atari 2600TeleMatch
Unter dem Gesichtspunkt Grafik und Aktion verdient Track & Field unsere Bestnote. Mit der Spielmotivation ist es bei der Bewertung so eine Sache: Wer Decathlon kennt, wird sich kaum motiviert fühlen. Für Video-Olympioniken in spe indes kann ich dieses Programm nur empfehlen!
Atari 2600The Atari Times
Despite some sacrifices and a few flaws in it, Track and Field proves to be one of the better Atari 2600 arcade conversions that's available for it. Squeezing a game like that in is a big feat in itself, but they managed to do it nonetheless, complete with the original control scheme that made it popular. Even after all these years, it still remains very challenging.
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic
Track & Field is highly entertaining and even thrilling at times. Difficulty notwithstanding, modern Olympic video games could learn a thing or two from this.
NESNES Archives
This game is very common and very cheap. It's a fun game, even if only for a limited time.
Xbox (UK)
So that's Track & Field - untainted by the passing of time, and still as mindlessly entertaining as it was back in the day. Sure, Hyper Sports improved on the formula a little, and Epyx went off and took the idea to dizzy heights not long after that, but in essence this is one of those few occasions when a game concept emerged fully formed from the beginning. For 400 measly points you can't really go wrong with what is undoubtedly one of the finest retro additions to Live Arcade to date.
NESJust Games Retro
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.
NESThe Video Game Critic
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.
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Da TRACK & FIELD im wesentlichen nichts Neues bietet, sondern eine weitere Version bereits „versofteter“ sportlicher Disziplinen ist, möchte ich Besitzern ähnlicher Programme vom Kauf abraten.Wer jedoch ein Spiel dieser Art noch nicht sein Eigen nennt, der sollte sich das Game ruhig einmal anschauen.
NESVideo Games
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.
ArcadeAll Game Guide
In addition to challenging events and pure originality, Track & Field offers nice (if cartoonish) graphics, rich colors, smooth animation and a terrific rendition of the theme from Chariots of Fire. Later models of Track & Field replace the dual buttons with a trackball.
Commodore 64Power Play
Ich wußte gar nicht, welch ein begnadeter Sportler ich bin: 6,00 Sekunden auf 100 Meter oder 11.,8 Meter im Weitsprung sind doch tolle Leistungen. Wie man anhand dieser Zahlen sieht, sind die erzielten Ergebnisse bei Track & Field absolut unrealistisch. Die Animation des Wettkämpfers ist recht ordentlich, auch das Scrolling ist o.k. Leider bietet die Grafik ansonsten magere Durchschnittskost. Warum man so ein veraltetes Spiel zu diesem Preis heute noch veröffentlicht, zudem sein besserer Nachfolger „Hyper Sports“ schon längst als Computer-Umsetzung zu haben ist, weiß wohl nur der Hersteller. Alles in allem kein berauschendes Spiel, obwohl man Ihm einen gewissen Unterhaltungswert nicht absprechen kann.