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International Track & Field
On your marks
by Damien McFerran 2/5/2012
Product: International Track & Field
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Format: Xperia Play
Genre: Sports
Players: 1-2
Version: Europe
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We shudder to think of how many PlayStation controllers were mercilessly cut down in their prime thanks to the button-bashing gameplay of Konami's International Track & Field.

The 1996 sequel to the '83 coin-op original may have boasted flashy 3D visuals and more complex gameplay, but one thing remained constant: the need for the player to hammer the controller with the force of a brutal robot woodpecker.

Now it's time for your Xperia Play to become accustomed to such sadistic treatment, as this popular sports title has been released with support for Sony Ericsson's gaming-centric handset - and just in time for the Olympics. ...
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Summary
Konami's button-pummelling sports classic has lost none of its competitive edge, but the broken nature of the multiplayer mode means that it's much less appealing than the PlayStation original
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 7
Value: 6
Innovation: 6
Overall: 6
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