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Hyper Olympic Hyper Olympic - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Compete against other players in various Olympic events. Bash the buttons as fast as possible to run faster. Use the action button to throw, jump, etc.

Hyper Olympic was produced by Konami in 1983.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Hyper Olympic was produced include: Jackler, Video Hustler, Tactician, Super Cobra, Scramble, Gyruss, Juno First, Mega Zone, Roc'n Rope, and Track & Field


Name Hyper Olympic
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8165
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class Konami Classic
Game Specific Hyper Olympic Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Hyper Olympic Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Buttons: 3 - Run 1-Action-Run 2
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Hyper Olympic PCB Image

Game Introduction

Compete in Olympic events. You must qualify in each event to move onto the next. Hit the two run buttons to build up speed and use action button to jump or throw. The events are:

  • 100m Dash - Run as fast as possible.
  • Long Jump - Run then choose angle of jump 45 is optimal.
  • Javelin - Run then choose angle of throw 42-ish is optimal.
  • 110m Hurdles - Run and time jump over hurdles.
  • Hammer Throw - Man spins faster and faster time release of hammer and angle of throw 45 is optimal.
  • High Jump - Man runs to bar. Use Action button to start jump and keep pressing to reduce angle of climb you start going straight up at 90 degrees if you tap the button once. Hit the Run buttons while in air to climb higher.

Game Play

When you alternate tapping the run buttons Run 1, Run 2, Run 1, Run 2 ..., you will get a much better speed increase. You have three attempts to qualify on all but the two running events.

Hyper Olympic KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.60 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.33

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music -1.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Javelin: Throw the javelin off the top of the screen to bring down a bird for a 1000 bonus.
High Jump: Fail the first two jumps and then clear it. A mole burrows up for a 1000 bonus.
Long jump: Three jumps with same result will get a can't remember what to scroll from right to left and award a 1000 bonus.
100m dash: same time for player one and two will award a 1000 bonus.

BUG: In Javelin, throwing over 100m will cause a counter wraparound, so a 100m12 throw will be logged as 0m12 and will not qualify you!

The faster you press the RUN buttons in alternating motion, the faster you will run. Some players discovered using a pencil or battery quickly across the buttons in a rubbing motion resulted in faster times.

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COPY OF: Track Field

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Hyper Olympic Census

There are 14,900 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,167 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 99 known instances of this machine owned by Hyper Olympic collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 88 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 7 active VAPS members with a Hyper Olympic circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 30 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



CPU: M6809
SOUND: SN76496, VLM5030 and DAC


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