Arcade Game: Track & Field (1983 Konami) -

Arcade Game: Track & Field (1983 Konami)

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A sports/track and field game where you compete against each other in 6 track and field events. Only 2 players could compete simultaneously so on 3 and 4-player games, players had to wait their turn. An extra life is awarded for every 100,000 points acquired. Each player must qualify in the current event before they can move on to the next. Hit the 2 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 to the take-off board then choose angle of jump (42 is optimal).
JAVELIN – Run to the line then choose angle of throw (42 is optimal).
110M HURDLES – Run and time jumps over the hurdles.
HAMMER THROW – As the athlete spins faster and faster, time release of hammer and angle of throw (45 is optimal).
HIGH JUMP – The athlete will run to the bar, just as he reaches it, use Action button to start the jump and hold down the action button to reduce the angle of climb, i.e. you start going straight up at 90 degrees if you tap the button just once. Use run buttons while in the air to gain extra height.

Note: Used the fast cheat on the 110 meter hurdle and the high jump level.


  1. I loved this game but always did terribly at the shot put.

  2. Some guy has just ran London Marathon (26.2 miles) in 2hr 2 mins, so I was motivated to get up and exercise, so jumped out of bed and started to play Track n Field on my computer, am striving for a personal best in 100m, real running is too tiring and all the hassle of showering once a week.

  3. I loved getting the bonus points when you killed the bird in the javelin throw

  4. Between this game and the Star Wars arcade game, it's like living my teen years all over again.

  5. Looks Like the Girl was Sucking on your Nose at the END of the Video 😀

  6. Arcade machines were retrofitted with cups around the run buttons since people were cheating. Hold a comb in your left hand, your pinky and ring fingers on top, the others beneath. Left side is then held down onto the left run button. If you then hit the right side of the comb to hit the right run button and let go, your left pinky/ring fingers snap it back down on the left button. Two presses for one action.

  7. Used to play this in some snackbar near my family's camping site, using a lighter for button mashing. Seems like a lifetime ago… Good times.

  8. It's official.
    The greatest athlete of all time is a young named… Bod.

  9. It will be released on Nintendo Switch tomorrow.

  10. I played this so much with friends when were kids, in a pub where we used to buy icecream. And later we had it on the Commodore 64, too.

  11. This game was like masturbation training for kids.

  12. This was my game. I used to get all Parkinsons on one button

  13. That high jump — you have to press the button twice with one press a second or two after the first


  15. Used to use a butter knife on this game to rapidly hit both buttons 😁

  16. wasnt there a glitch on the javelin when you could kill a bird when you hit a 85 degree angle

  17. I used to rub my side of my hands across the two buttons. And the next day I had blisters.

  18. He beat the 100m record whilst running 110. … . OVER HURDLES !!!

  19. No nonsense button smashing. Fasted wins. It was a proper test of endurance. Great stuff.

  20. anybody use a carpenter pencil on this game to run faster?

  21. Why do all the sprites look like Graeme Souness???

  22. You'd know if the arcade had this game from 100 yards away

  23. It’s pretty awesome that they made the computer player African American. Konami is all about equality.

  24. Where the class action for a generation of people who got RSI injuries play this! GOD I LOVED THIS GAME. Every time I hear the sound effects I can smell the sweaty chips in the arcade.

  25. The key to winning this game is not to tap quickly, but vibrate your finger on the sprint button

  26. Apesar do jogador ser muito ruim e não saber inclinar parta passar o salto em altura eu matei saudades. Obrigado!

  27. use to play this in the Laundrymat way way back…memories

  28. Wasnt there a hidden trick where you can throw the javelin straight up and hit and bring down a chandalier? or am i remembering that wrong?

  29. We used to use electric toothbrushes at the arcade,lol. Good times.

  30. An arcade game with no Action Replay options.

  31. Anyone remember the joy of seeing this machine from a distance and hoping it was the joystick version?

  32. Did anyone use pencils to go faster ? It helped

  33. Loved this game always got to the high jump then failed 🙁

  34. Thanks for the flashbacks to my teenage arcade years! I remember having to pound on those buttons as fast as I could when playing the 100 Meter Dash.

  35. Does anybody have any hints on how to actually get past the hammer throw stage.It"s infuriating.I keep hitting the sides and haven't made one yet.

  36. I loved this game. I'd love to have one at home. It would be great for parties. I doubt they exist anymore.

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