Track & Field Reader Review
There are few games that I can honestly say that I played so much that the palm of my hand had a few layers of skin less than before I picked up the controller.
Track and Field is one of these games that despite probably playing it earlier in your youth will still get drawn back to it now, and all those memories of joystick induced blisters and plastic burns will soon come flooding back.
The premise is simple, using extreme finger velocity and careful timing of button pushing which in turn makes your athlete perform better, your aim is to win every event and remember, winners don�t do drugs!
The first event you will across the 100 meter sprint, which is the simplest of events throughout the game. Simply tap the respected buttons as fast as possible, while trying not to burst a blood vessel you simply run It doesn�t really matter if the computer does beat you, as sometimes out of nowhere he will run faster, than well, a very fast thing leaving you to eat his dust, clearly this guy does take drugs.
With other events such as the Long Jump, Javelin, High Jump, 110m Hurdles and Hammer throw all available you may want to start performing some finger and wrist exercises as much as possible, you know, just to prepare yourself for the imminent onslaught of pain that your controller will inflict on your precious skin.
Track and field stands by itself for its one player game, but the real fun is in the multiplayer, more so if you get a group of mates around (being intoxicated by alcohol not necessary, but can produce extra laughing fits.) Online play is available as well and providing you escape the dreaded turbo button player, a merry good time should be had by all.
The game is addictive, very addictive, and despite the injuries you may incur to various parts of your hands, it�s all worth it, so go on re live some important nostalgia and arcade gaming youth.
8 / 10