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Track & Field (NES)

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Title Screen

Track & Field

Also known as: Hyper Olympic (JP), Track & Field in Barcelona (EU)
Developer: Konami
Publishers: Konami, Kemco (EU)
Platform: NES
Released in JP: June 21, 1985
Released in US: April 1987
Released in EU: February 20, 1992

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Track & Field is an NES game by Konami known for its odd Easter eggs.

(Chariots of Fire theme plays)

Build Dates

At the beginning of the PRG ROM is an ID string that lists the game version and date.

Japan USA Genteiban! (Japan)
RC800 1,0 850325
RC800 X,0 850919
RD001 1,0 861220

In the European version, this is found at the end of the PRG ROM.


Regional Differences

The international versions of Track & Field take the original Hyper Olympic and add all of the events from Hyper Sports, with the added events comprising the latter half of the game. The controls were also changed to use a standard NES controller instead of the Hyper Shot peripheral, the latter of which were likely included with the Famicom version because the standard controllers are hard-wired into the console.

Title Screen

Japan USA Europe
Hyper Olympic (J) -!--1.png Track & Field-title.png Track & Field in Barcelona (E) -!--0.png

As Konami didn't publish the original Track & Field in Europe, Kemco thought they'd release it even though Track & Field II had already been released several years earlier. So what they did was simply make a title screen change and release it in time with the 1992 Barcelona Games. So thoughtful.