Field Day is a button-smashing athletic game unrelated to Track & Field in any way. Nope. Don't bother to compare the two games, no similarities will be found.
Three hidden messages are loaded into memory on the main CPU:
4/16 1984 Game title : The undoukai Sub title : Dokoka no gyoshiryoo no undoukai game type : video game +++++ Programer +++++ * Game Program * Hiroshi Kawakami --- Game Control Ichiro Fujisue --- Obstacke Race / 120m Relay Jun Ishioka --- Softball / Run23 Hiroyuki Sakou --- Put ball Taisuke Kouno --- Ring bell / tug of war * Sound Program * Tukasa Nakamura Good luck !!
|The full list of credits is only in the Japanese set. Field Day cuts off this message at the fourth line.|
"Dokoka no gyoshiryoo no undoukai" translates to "Some Womens' Dorm's Sports Day".
"Gyoshiryoo" is an incorrect romanization; A more accurate spelling is "Jyoshiryoo".
(Source: タイトーメモリーズ関連 (Taito Memories))
** mudan de kotowarinaku copy surukoto wa hooritu ni yori kingirareteimasu. See you again !
Copying things without getting permission is prohibited by law.
"Kingirareteimasu" should be "kinjirareteimasu" Whoever wrote these messages romanized じ as gi instead of ji.
(Translation: divingkataetheweirdo, puddinpops)
--- **** --- 14.Apr,1984 Taito corp. The undoukai / Ichiro Fujisue .
Text starts at 0x01BDA:
120 METER RELAY SOFT BALL THROW THREE LEGGED RACE RING BELL OBSTACLE RACE PUT BALL TUG OF WAR
Unlike the event names used in the final game, these are stored in plain text in the ROM. Might have been used for a stage select or somesuch.
An early version of the race tracks' player markers and button prompt message are stored near the end of the BG graphics ROM.
|Track & Field||Field Day|
The reason for the change is apparent when the early markers are compared with Track & Field's markers. That's some suspicious similarity.
|The Undoukai||Field Day|
A few of the fans in the stands are holding Japanese flags in The Undoukai.