• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Jul 22, 2008
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. If you have quick reflexes and a fast stylus hand, you will probably have an absolute blast with this one.
  2. There may not be much to the game, but Sumo has done an astounding job of bolstering it with online facilities that are entirely uncommon on the platform. For what it is, it's as worthy a remake as you could possibly want. [July 2008, p.98]
  3. Get beyond poor controls and there's a lot to unlock and do here.
  4. Rapidly tapping buttons is still exhausting, but tight controls and a bunch of unlockables make this a worthy update.
  5. 70
    I can definitely say the faults on the game attribute to the fact the title is based on a handheld system and is definitely better suited for a system that doesn't include dual screens.
  6. 67
    It's neither "Konami SuperStar Athletics," nor is it exactly the arcade game you remember from the '80s -- New International Track & Field straddles the line between both, and it turns in a respectable portable performance of its own.
  7. Basic, shallow and sickeningly cute, New Inernational Track & Field is fine fo a five-minute blast. Just don't expect to stay entertained for long. [July 2008, p.71]
  8. No matter how you look at it, New International Track and Field may be a gorgeous little title, but it isn't a must-buy simply because the button-mashing and stylus-rubbing gameplay was old the moment it was invented.
  9. If you have an affinity for the classic franchise and an interest in proving you’re the best in the world at the steeplechase, this game may do it for you. Otherwise, it’s not worth the possible risks to your DS and blood pressure.
  10. Plenty of events to try, but swiping the stylus al the time soon gets tiring. [Issue#24, p.77]
  11. Archaic gameplay with modern graphics. We played games like this a long time ago on the Amiga 500 and even then it wasn’t much fun. But if you enjoy the recollection of the good old times, you’re gonna love it. [Aug 2008]
  12. It is possible to learn the delicate demands of each event of course, but that can often take close to an hour of practice for each one – hardly the mark of a casual-interest game. [July 2008, p.125]
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 26, 2013
    6
    Kinda fun game, simply u use your stylus to run and perform jumps/throws etc, events can be kinda similar though so kinda repeating. AnywayKinda fun game, simply u use your stylus to run and perform jumps/throws etc, events can be kinda similar though so kinda repeating. Anyway it's nothing super special and surely all won't like it but if you like athletics and Olympic sports chances are better I guess. Full Review »
  2. boyracer
    Jun 24, 2008
    7
    What you have here is pretty much the same as Mario & Sonic at the Olympic games, although there are 24 mini games in this case. Controls are What you have here is pretty much the same as Mario & Sonic at the Olympic games, although there are 24 mini games in this case. Controls are a breeze to learn, graphics are pretty nice, and the online multiplayer is the thing that makes the game. Good for short bursts of online gaming fun. Full Review »