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Description

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.

Screenshots

Track & Field Commodore 64 She's flying.
Track & Field Arcade Javelin.
Track & Field Apple II Running the Hurdles
Track & Field Arcade Long Jump.

Promo Images

Track & Field Screenshot
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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Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Atari 2600 Aug 14, 2007 95 out of 100 95
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Aug 10, 2012 B+ 83
Questicle.net NES Nov, 2013 B+ 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Aug 09, 2007 8 out of 10 80
NES Times NES Aug 21, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Classic-games.net NES Dec 31, 2018 7 out of 10 70
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 61 out of 100 61
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Commodore 64 1987 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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.
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