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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.0
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Retro Game Reviews (Sep 08, 2015)
Track and Field is a true test of your gaming skill and although it's fun in single player mode it really shines in the multiplayer environment. Each event is perfectly executed and the game constantly pushes your speed, reactions and accuracy to the limit while still being a complete blast at all times.
83 (Nov, 2013)
As a whole, Track & Field is fun to play for five minutes or an hour, depending on how deep you want to go. It’s one of the purest mini-game collections on the NES.
NES Archives (Jun 25, 2001)
This game is very common and very cheap. It's a fun game, even if only for a limited time.
Just Games Retro (Aug 06, 2012)
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.
NES Times (Aug 21, 2008)
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.
GamesCollection (Aug 16, 2008)
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.
The Video Game Critic (Jan 22, 2004)
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.
70 (Dec 31, 2018)
Track & Field is a fun little diversion but not one you’ll return to long term. It has a very high pick up and play factor but could have used more content. Than again, seeing how Track & Field II turned out I’m not so sure…
It’s shallow but very fun, with the downside being the uneven difficulty in a couple of events (High Jump and Skeet Shooting stand out). The two-player mode, cute graphics, and hidden easter eggs thrown in make this an enjoyable title, even in small bursts.
Video Games (Jun, 1992)
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.
Joystick (German) (May, 1989)
Würde man jetzt sagen, Track & Field wäre die ultimative Sportspielcartridge für das NES, dann wäre das zu hoch gegriffen, denn schließlich gibt es demnächst Track & Field II sowie Winter Games etc. Einigen wir uns also darauf, daß Track & Field jedem Fan von Sportspielen uneingeschränkt empfohlen werden kann.
Defunct Games (Jul 23, 2012)
All in all this is a game that feels a little too simplistic and repetitive for rewarding solo play but still holds fun and value within its concise two player action. I'd also recommend good quality retro sweatbands, a set of two decent joypad's and do some finger exercises before play ... don't say I didn't warn you!

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