New International Track & Field, known in Japan as New International Hyper Sports DS (New International ハイパースポーツDS, Nyū Intanashonaru Haipā Supōtsu Dī Esu), is a sports video game by Konami for the Nintendo DS. Developed by Sumo Digital, it is the latest game in Konami's Track & Field series until the release of Hyper Sports R for Nintendo Switch on 2018.
New International Track & Field features single-player career and training modes in addition to Wi-Fi multi-player between 2 and 4 players, a character-based minigame challenge mode and a worldwide player ranking system. The original Track & Field game is also available to play.
The gameplay of New International Track & Field differs from the traditional button mashing and joystick-wiggling gameplay of the original games in that players use the motion of the stylus to set a rhythm for their character. In addition, the game also features uses for the DS' dual screens and players can shout encouragement for their character via the microphone to give them an extra boost. The louder they shout, the bigger the boost.
New International Track & Field used to feature an online community at their website. Players would be able to link their games to their website accounts and participate in online global scoreboards, teams, and tournaments. The site also used to feature forums for discussion about the game.
New International Track & Field features a roster of 18 super deformed characters designed by comic company UDON. The roster includes a mix of original characters and established Konami characters. Additional costumes and accessories are also unlockable. Characters include:
- Oolong (possibly an aged version of the protagonist of Yie Ar Kung-Fu)
- The Referee
- Ming Ming
- Sparkster from Rocket Knight series
- Pyramid Head from Silent Hill series
- Evil Rose from Rumble Roses series
- Frogger from Frogger series
- Simon Belmont from Castlevania series
- Pentarō from Parodius series
- Solid Snake from Metal Gear series
- Power Pro-kun from the MLB Power Pros series
24 events are featured in the game.
- 100 Metre Sprint
- Long Jump
- 110 Metre Hurdles
- Skeet Shooting
- 400 Metre Distance
- Triple Jump
- Shot Put
- 100 Metre Backstroke
- High Jump
- High dive
- Double trap
- Pole vault
- Horizontal bar