Hyper Olympic [Model GX361]

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Konami Industry Co., Ltd. [Osaka, Japan]

DESCRIPTION
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Hyper Olympic © 1983 Konami.

TECHNICAL
PICTURE :
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Hyper Olympic [Model GX361] machine
Click to enlarge (members only)
Game ID : GX361

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2.048 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
Sound Chips : DAC, SN76496 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), Sanyo VLM5030 (@ 3.58 Mhz)

Players : 4
Buttons : 3
= > [1] Run, [2] Jump/Throw, [3] Run

In a 4-player game on an upright machine, players 1 and 3 share player 1's control, and players 2 and 4 share player 2's control.
TRIVIA
Hyper Olympic was released in October 1983 in Japan. It is known outside Japan as "Track & Field". For more information about the game, please see the "Track & Field" (non-Japanese version) entry.

Hyper Olympic is a resounding success, especially amongst real-life athletes who live to take out their aggression on animate or inanimate objects. The game inspires an all-new level of two-player competition in arcades.
UPDATES
The bootleg version features different speech, as the original sound hardware could not be totally hacked - the slightly different voices are allegedly those of the bootleggers themselves! Also, it contains a typo : the word HEIGHT replaces the original HIGHT.
SERIES
1. Hyper Olympic [Model GX361] (1983, ARC)
2. Hyper Olympic '84 [Model GX330] (1984, ARC)
3. Hyper Sports Special [Model GX861] (1988, ARC)
4. Hyper Athlete (1996, ARC)
5. Nagano Winter Olympics '98 (1998, ARC)
6. International Track & Field 2000 (2000, PS)
7. International Track & Field Summer Games (2000, N64)
PORTS
Note: These are Japanese ports only. For ports released outside Japan, please see the "Track & Field" (non-Japanese version) entry.

Consoles:


Nintendo Famicom japan (June 21, 1985) "Hyper Olympic: Gentai Ban! [Model RC800]"
Nintendo Game Boy japan (July 17, 1992) "Konamic Sports in Barcelona [Model DMG-KHJ]"
Nintendo DS japan (March 15, 2007) Konami Arcade Collection [Model NTR-P-A5KJ (RY039-J1)]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] japan (August 8, 2007)
Nintendo DS japan (October 29, 2009) Konami Arcade Collection [Konami Dendou Selection] [Model NTR-ASKJ-JPN-1 (RY039-J4)]"
Nintendo DS japan (July 24, 2008) "New International Hyper Sports DS [Model NTR-P-AFEJ]"

Computers:


Spectravideo japan (1984)
MSX japan (1984)
MSX japan (April 1984) "Hyper Olympic 1 [Model RC710]"
MSX japan (April 1984) "Hyper Olympic 2 [Model RC711]"

Others:


VFD portable game japan (1984) "Hyper Olympic Challenge 5" by Bandai.
LCD handheld game japan (1984) "Hyper Olympic Jumping Type" by Bandai.
LCD handheld game japan (1984) "Hyper Olympic Running Type" by Bandai.
LCD handheld game japan (1984) "Hyper Olympic Throwing Type" by Bandai.
SOURCES
Game's ROM.

Page last modified on November 04, 2013