Initial release date 1984
Awards Best Sports Simulation
Genre Sports game
|Mode(s) Single-player, two players simultaneously
Four players total|
Display Raster, Horizontal orientation, 256 x 224 resolution
Platforms Arcade game, Nintendo Entertainment System, MSX
Developers Konami, Imagine Software, Jonathan Smith
Publishers Konami, Centuri, Sega, Imagine Software, dB-SOFT, The Hit Squad
Similar Centuri games, Track and field athletics games, Other games
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Hyper Sports, known in Japan as Hyper Olympic '84 (ハイパーオリンピック'84) is an arcade game published in 1984 by Konami. It is the sequel to 1983's Track & Field and features seven all-new Olympic events. Like its predecessor, Hyper Sports has two run buttons and one action button per player. The Japanese release of the game sported an official license for the 1984 Summer Olympics.
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- Hyper sports arcade game review konami 1984 hyper olympics
Hyper sports arcade game review konami 1984 hyper olympics
The gameplay is much the same as Track & Field in that the player competes in an event and tries to score the most points based on performance criteria, and also by beating the computer entrants in that event. Also, the player tries to exceed a qualification time, distance, or score to advance to the next event. In Hyper Sports, if all of the events are passed successfully, the player advances to the next round of the same events which are faster and harder to qualify for.
The events changed to include these new sports:
Two events from the game - skeet shooting and vault - featured on the BBC television programme "First Class". The game went on to become the biggest selling Spectrum game of the month in the Gallup charts. The Spectrum version was also voted number 59 in the Your Sinclair Official Top 100 Games of All Time.
The Commodore 64 version was reviewed by Zzap!64 who said that it was "a first rate conversion" and praised graphics, sound and presentation. The game was rated 90% overall.