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Description

Decathlon is a 1-2 player sports game combining ten athletics track and field events. The game can be played as single events or in a full 10 event competition against the computer or/and a human opponent.
The competing events in the game are the normal: 100m sprint race, 400m dash, 1500m run, 110m hurdles, long jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, discus throw and javelin throw.
Players can select their country (and the opponents) from eight predefined: UK, France, Germany, Austria, USA, Canada, Japan, Taiwan. The competitors names are not changeable, e.g. 'Tommy' will always compete for the UK.
Only two players (human or computer) compete against each other in every event, so even if in the 1500m run four characters are running on the track; the two extras are just filling out the field, creating a tripping hazard for the two actual competitors.
Each character has a stamina/power that affects his performance, so the player has to keep within the avatars limits, or he gets too tired.
After a single race, the player gets the option of trying again, or ending the event.
In a full decathlon, a points table is filled in as the events progress.

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Decathlon NES This is a full decathlon result board, building up as events are completed. I came in third in the 1500m run event, all other events forfeited.
Decathlon NES 1500m run. The two player characters are blue and orange.
Blue has tired out, and orange is so far back he is shown as an inset.
Decathlon NES Splash screen.
Decathlon NES Hurdles (demo). The winner rejoices, while the loser cries.
This race and the 100m/400m races have the same design.

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Rwolf (20963) added Decathlon (NES) on May 17, 2016
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