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Track & Field Track & Field - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Track & Field - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

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.

Track & Field 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 Track & Field was produced include: Jackler, Video Hustler, Tactician, Super Cobra, Scramble, Gyruss, Hyper Olympic, Juno First, Mega Zone, and Roc'n Rope

Specs

Name Track & Field
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10180
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Monitor
  • Orientation: Horizontal
Conversion Class Konami Classic
Game Specific Track & Field Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Track & Field Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Buttons: 3 - Run 1ActionRun 2
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
  • Cabaret/Mini
  • Counter-Top/Table-Top/Bar-Top
Instructions Track & Field Instructions Image
Control Panel Track & Field Control Panel Image
Side Art Track & Field Side Art Image
PCB Track & Field 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 i.e. you start going straight up at 90 degrees if you tap the button once. Use run buttons in air to climb higher.

Game Play

When you alternate tapping the run buttons run1, run2, run1, run 2 ..., you will get a much better speed increase. You have three attempts to qualify on all but the two running events.

Track & Field KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.94 (19 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.89

Overall Like 3.84
Fun (Social) 4.37
Fun (Solo) 3.58
Collector Desire 3.84

Technical Rating: 3.98

Gameplay 4.11
Graphics 3.95
Originality 4.26
Sound/Music 3.42

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

TRICKS

  • Javelin: Throw the javelin off the top of the screen to bring down a bird for a 1000 bonus.
  • Javelin: Keep the 'run' button held down after throwing the javelin and it will travel another 20 or so metres further than not holding the button down.
  • 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 bird to scroll from right to left and award a 1000 bonus.
  • 100m Dash: the 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

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Trivia

Outside the US, the game is called Hyper Olympic, but the board is the same.

Conversion

Later versions of the game replaced the Run buttons with a trackball.

Miscellaneous

This game was licensed to Centuri for US manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Track & Field Census

There are 14,831 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 487 known instances of this machine owned by Track & Field collectors who are active members. Of these, 366 of them are original dedicated machines. 22 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 96 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 14 active VAPS members with a Track & Field machines for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Track & Field circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 47 active VAPS members currently looking for Track & Field. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Track & Field circuit board set.

This game ranks a 77 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 68 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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

Flyers

Legacy

  1. Track & Field
  2. Hyper Sports
  3. '88 Games

Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 158; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Arcade Fever Sellers (ISBN 0762409371) Page: 138; Color photo
  3. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 158; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

See the game at:

This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
8-Bit Beans 100 Brock St South, Whitby Ontario Canada 0
Level One Bar + Arcade 130 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus Ohio United States 0
Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum 109A West Trade St, Simpsonville South Carolina United States Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Food: No
Alcohol: No
Payment Method: Admission Charge
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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 1,150.00 1,150.00
2017 1 1,380.00 1,380.00
2018 1 1,416.00 1,416.00
All Years 3 1,380.00 1,315.33

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