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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 NES Archery
Track & Field NES Long jump
Track & Field NES 100-meter dash
Track & Field NES Skeet shooting

Promo Images

Track & Field Magazine Advertisement
Track & Field Screenshot
Track & Field Screenshot
Track & Field Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Track & Field in Barcelona" -- European title
  • "Track & Field 1" -- MSX in-game title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス TRACK & FIELD" -- Japanese Nintendo Switch / PS4 spelling
  • "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
  • "Arcade Archives: Track & Field" -- Nintendo Switch / PS4 title

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Retro Game Reviews Sep 08, 2015 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90 Nov, 2013 B+ 83
NES Times Aug 21, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Just Games Retro Aug 06, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamesCollection Aug 16, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Jan 22, 2004 B 75 Dec 31, 2018 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Jun, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Joystick (German) May, 1989 6 out of 10 60
Defunct Games Jul 23, 2012 C 50


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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.
Alaka (86460) added Track & Field (NES) on Aug 15, 2008
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