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Game Boy Color release of Track & Field games is different to the console and computer version in a way that it does not use 3D graphics but instead uses sprites with 2D graphics with various gameplay perspectives, depending on one of the twelve available athletic games. Main two gameplay modes are Single Play and Versus Play.

Single Play mode offers you three choices:
  • Olympic mode - where you get to select one of the events you wish to play, select your country, and try it out after checking the tutorial.
  • Championship mode - you only select the country, and events are selected randomly (trap shooting and table tennis are excluded)
  • Record - where you can check the top records for each of the athletic events
Versus Play mode lets you connect to another device with a system link and test your skill against a human opponent.

List of available athletic events:
  • 100m dash
  • Long jump
  • Fencing
  • Javelin throw
  • 100m free style (swimming)
  • Weight lifting
  • High jump
  • 110m hurdle (running)
  • Pole vault
  • Vault (gymnastics)
  • Trap shooting
  • Table tennis


ESPN International Track & Field Game Boy Color Championship Mode
ESPN International Track & Field Game Boy Color Weightlifting
ESPN International Track & Field Game Boy Color Total (Final Results).
ESPN International Track & Field Game Boy Color Pole Vault

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Alternate Titles

  • "International Track & Field: Summer Games" -- European title
  • "Ganbare! Nippon!: Olympic 2000 (GB Edition)" -- Japanese title
  • "がんばれ!ニッポン!オリンピック2000 (GB Edition)" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Video Games Apr, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Total! (Germany) Mar, 2000 1.75 out of 6 85
Super Play (Sweden) Feb, 2000 8 out of 10 80
64 Power / big.N / N Games Feb, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun Mar, 2000 74 out of 100 74
HonestGamers Mar 22, 2005 2 out of 10 20


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MAT (188333) added ESPN International Track & Field (Game Boy Color) on Apr 25, 2014