Track & Field (Arcade)
|Track & Field|
Originally released in Japan as the official video game of the Games of the XXIII Olympiad Los Angeles 1984, Track & Field features 6 playable games, up to 4 players, and up to 3 smashable buttons. Welcome to the 1983 Button-Mashing Games!
|A fairly standard spacecraft that could have been used in one of the game's many easter eggs.|
|These hearts would appear on the Commendation screen when the woman's planting smooches on the champion.|
In the Javelin game, if the player throws the javelin at an 80 degree angle, the javelin will hit some kind of animal that falls down dead. The game uses some kind of nebulous white alien thing as the target, but a more realistic bird is in the ROM. This was likely changed because killing a real bird with a javelin is a bit much.
Three distinct versions exist: The Japanese Hyper Olympic, the World version, and the USA version distributed by Centuri. The international versions lack any Olympic-related elements since that version wasn't licensed or endorsed by the IOC and the LAOC outside of Japan which was possibly the main reason why Konami changed it into Track & Field. Atari was one of the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984 sponsors so their versions had the LA 1984 references restored in the boxes.
The buttes on the title screen in Hyper Olympic were touched up in Track & Field.
The line between the scoreboard and the stadium was changed from pink to blue.
"PlayerXP" was changed to "Player X", because "Player 1 Player" is redundant.
In the High Jump event, the incorrect "Hight" was fixed in all other versions.
The Centuri game changes the initial qualifying times and distances to make the game more difficult. This applies to all games but the High Jump.
Changed qualifiers are in bold.
|100 Meter Dash||16.00 Sec||14.00 Sec||13.00 Sec||12.00 Sec||13.50 Sec||13.00 Sec||12.00 Sec||11.00 Sec|
|Hurdles||14.50 Sec||14.00 Sec||13.50 Sec||13.00 Sec||14.00 Sec||13.50 Sec||13.00 Sec||12.50 Sec|
The Track and Field and Hyper Sports series
|Arcade||Track & Field • Hyper Sports • '88 Games|
|NES||Track & Field • Hyper Sports • Track & Field II|
|Game Boy (Color)||Track & Field • International Track & Field • ESPN International Track & Field|
|PlayStation||Nagano Winter Olympics '98|
|Nintendo 64||Nagano Winter Olympics '98|
|Nintendo DS||New International Track & Field|