Track & Field is the Retro Game of the Day for 22 April, 2016

From Wikipedia:

Track & Field, known in Japan as Hyper Olympic (ハイパーオリンピック Haipā Orinpikku), is a 1983 Olympic-themed sports arcade game developed and published by Konami. The Japanese release sported an official license for the 1984 Summer Olympics.

A great little game that was mostly about slapping buttons as fast as you possibly could for the most part.  Exhausting and incredibly fun at the same time, you definitely heard the game’s presence through the arcade when someone furiously pressed the buttons in an event.  Its sequel, Hyper Sports, was more of the same button-slapping insanity.

Still remember this game giving me hand cramps in the arcade like no other and was probably partially responsible for my eventual carpal tunnel syndrome.  Worth it.  Also, I could never get past that high jump at the end.

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