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  • Summary: The classic sporting game series of Track and Field celebrates its' 25th Anniversary by coming to the Nintendo DS. All the excitement and fun of the original titles is brought up to date with a bright and stylish new look, more events and online play. The gameplay was developed to take full advantage of the touch screen and stylus, thus providing gamers with a unique experience on the DS. Players can either dip into single events or take on the challenge of the sporting career mode. Test your skills against the world via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connect and see if you have what it takes to become the best in the world. Going beyond mere online play New International Track and Field features online tournaments and worldwide rankings. More than 20 athletic challenges including 100 meter sprint, high jump, archery, pole vaulting, and javelin. Massive online feature set – 4 player game sharing, worldwide rankings, and online tournaments. 15+ characters that are both original to the game and fan favorite Konami characters. 6 of Konami characters have a Challenge Event that will test your skills in unique and entertaining ways. Customize you athlete with new costumes and other cool items. Voice Boost – Use the microphone on the DS to give your character a boost by shouting words of encouragement. The louder you are, the bigger the boost. [Konami] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  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. It's not quite as well-rounded as "Mario & Sonic" but still offers some great gameplay. [July 2008, p.96]
  3. Although it's missing the official licence, it's incredibly addictive and packed full with unlockables.
  4. An oldie but a goody, updated wiht some quirky additions to keep it fresh. [Aug 2008, p.82]
  5. 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]
  6. 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.
  7. 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]

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  1. boyracer
    Jun 24, 2008
    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. Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2013
    Kinda 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. Expand