Conclusion: Concept: Replace button tapping with screen scratching and release before the Olympics
Graphics: The big-headed characters are more unsightly than cute
Sound: Nice retro music and effects square off against annoying character voices
Playability: Frustration accompanies both control schemes
Entertainment: Unlocks are great, but the events are just too repetitive
Conclusion: the right time) would trigger a jump or a throw. I can still hear the beating those buttons took in the arcade and remember almost snapping a joystick or two in half at home (in those days, unless you had the specialized home controller you had to rapidly move the joystick left and right to generate speed). It was one of those games that you loved to play for a period of time, but for me anyways the interest faded quickly.
Summary: The New International Track & Field features over 20 different athletic events, with several unlockable characters from other Konami franchises, such as Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2 and Sparkster from Rocket Knight Adventures.
Summary: Worthy of the podium, New International Track and Field captures the spirit and sweat-inducing finger athleticism of the beloved NES series. Most of the events push players to swipe or rotate the stylus at breakneck speeds. Some of the events, like the hammer throw, don't leave much margin for error, which can be frustrating until you get the hang of it. But all told, there wasn't an event that I didn't grow to love. They are all fun and extremely well made.
Excerpt: Any year with the Olympic Games is a good year for Olympic games. At least, that seems to be the idea behind New International Track and Field, A DS facelift of Konami's old Track and Field franchise. After lying dormant for eight years, the game made a sudden reappearance now that there were coat tails to ride on, namely those of Beijing. But do they really need an excuse to make another minigame compilation for the DS?
Conclusion: Readers, just like Gauntlet and Bionic Commando Rearmed , NIT&F is another age-old classic being revived in every right way. It's going to retain everything we loved about the NES original and various follow-ups, but also have the necessary evolution to make it worthy of being on the DS platform. There's never been a more perfect time to be a hardcore gamer that can't play enough current-gen titles or eat up enough rebooted retro experiences.