Track & Field for NES

Play classic game Track & Field on PC.

  • Last Updated: Mar 25, 2010
  • License: Freeware / Free
  • OS: Windows XP, 2000, 98, Me
  • Publisher: KONAMI
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Description of Track & Field for NES

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In the original arcade game, the player uses two "run" buttons (or a trackball in some early units) and one "action" button to control an athlete competing in following six events:

100 Meter Dash Running by quickly alternating button presses.
Long jump Running and correct timing for jump. Hold jump button to set angle.
Javelin throw Running and then using action button correct timing for angle (~42 degrees is optimal).
110m Hurdles Running and using action button to time hurdles
Hammer throw Spinning initiated by pressing a run button once and then correctly timed press of action button to choose angle (45 is optimal).
High jump Running and then action button must be held down to determine angle of jump. Once in the air, the run button can be rapidly pressed for additional height.
In each event, there is a qualifying time or level that the player must achieve to advance to the next event; failing to qualify (in one heat for running events or three tries in the other events) ends the game.

The game can accommodate up to four players, who compete in pairs for the running events, and individually for the others. If there are fewer than four players, the remaining slots are played by the computer (or player "CPU"). In all multiplayer heats, though, the relative performance of the players has no effect on the game, and advancing is based solely on qualifying times.

If a player completes all six events, after a brief medal ceremony he is sent back to the field for another round, with higher qualifying levels.
Requirements: No special requirements

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