New International Track & Field DS

  • 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
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  1. The difficulty level is there providing a challenge, the game is fun, however as with all sport games such as this, it can be difficult to control unless you’re sitting down at a table. Don’t let that stop you from trying it out though – New International Track & Field is the next best thing to being at the Beijing games.
  2. 87
    Easily, the best remake of the classic franchise. Each player will definitely find his own most and least favorite events in the pack but I have to be honest – there’s not a dud event in the pack.
  3. 85
    Sumo Digital’s take on the athletics genre is a rare gem on the handheld’s current stark landscape, at its heart an unashamedly old school experience that also manages to successfully revive the spirit of Konami’s once great series.
  4. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    84
    It's not quite as well-rounded as "Mario & Sonic" but still offers some great gameplay. [July 2008, p.96]
  5. Although it's missing the official licence, it's incredibly addictive and packed full with unlockables.
  6. Gorgeous presentation and an astonishingly complete online element help New International Track and Field overcome its relatively minor issues and ascend very close to the top step of the podium.
  7. It is weakness in the basic concept of the franchise, and some excessively similar events, which prevent this from climbing any higher in our scoring system - but as an execution of an admittedly simple concept, this is genuinely brilliant.
  8. Nintendo Power
    80
    Unlockables (such as special events featuring established Konami characters) will keep you slicing and tapping well into the coverage of the Summer Olympics. [Sept 2008, p.87]
  9. 80
    It not only has the variety that Olympic fans are looking for, but, more importantly, it also has the fun.
  10. New international Track and Field for the Nintendo DS is clearly one of the most complete DS titles to come in a long time.
  11. AceGamez
    80
    Overall the atmosphere here is electric with a great looking and sounding game that plays well for the most part, though some events can be frustrating but ultimately beatable.
  12. It may not have an official Olympics license, but it truly makes you feel like you are a part of something special.
  13. Sumo Digital found the magic that made this series memorable after all these years.
  14. Games Master UK
    77
    An oldie but a goody, updated wiht some quirky additions to keep it fresh. [Aug 2008, p.82]
  15. If you have some Olympic fever left over and don’t feel like shelling out for a certain Olympic game featuring two very popular gaming mascots, then New International Track and Field may be worth diving into.

Awards & Rankings

#69 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
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 »