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Track & Field, known in Japan and Europe as Hyper Olympic (ハイパーオリンピック Haipā Orinpikku), is an Olympic-themed sports arcade game developed by Konami and released in 1983. The Japanese release sported an official license for the 1984 Summer Olympics. Players compete in a series of events, most involving alternately pressing two buttons as quickly as possible to make the onscreen character run faster. It was followed by a sequel, Hyper Sports.

GameplayEdit

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

  • 100 Meter Dash – Running by quickly alternating button presses.
  • Long jump – Running by alternating button press and correct timing for jump. Hold jump button to set angle (42 degrees is optimal).
  • Javelin throw – Running by alternating button presses and then using action button correct timing for angle (43 degrees is optimal).
  • 110 Meter Hurdles – Running by alternating button presses 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 (speed set by computer) 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.
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