Hyper Olympic [Model GX361]

Arcade Video game published 38 years ago by Konami Industry

Hyper Olympic [Model GX361] screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME !

Hyper Olympic © 1983 Konami.


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.


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 Konami "Track & Field" (international 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.


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.


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 [Model GV021] (1996, ARC)
5. Nagano Winter Olympics '98 (1998, ARC)
6. Ganbare! Nippon! Olympic 2000 (2000, N64)
7. International Track & Field Summer Games (2000, N64)
8. New International Track & Field (2008, DS)
9. Hyper Sports Winter (2010 iPhone OS)
10. Hyper Sports Track & Field (2010 iPhone OS)


Note: These are Japanese ports only. For North American ports, please see the Centuri "Track & Field" (North American version) entry. For ports released in other regions, please see the Konami "Track & Field" (international version) entry.

[JP] Nintendo Famicom (june.21, 1985) "Hyper Olympic - Gentai Ban! [Model RC800]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [JP] (aug.8, 2007)

[JP] Nintendo Game Boy (jul.17, 1992) "Konamic Sports in Barcelona [Model DMG-KHJ]"
[JP] Nintendo DS (mar.15, 2007) as 'Track & Field' in "Konami Arcade Collection [Model NTR-A5KJ-JPN]"

Spectravideo [JP] (1984)
[JP] MSX (1984)
[JP] MSX (apr.1984) "Hyper Olympic 1 [Model RC710]"
[JP] MSX (apr.1984) "Hyper Olympic 2 [Model RC711]"

VFD portable game [JP] (1984) "Hyper Olympic Challenge 5" by Bandai.
LCD handheld game [JP] (1984) "Hyper Olympic Jumping Type" by Bandai.
LCD handheld game [JP] (1984) "Hyper Olympic Running Type" by Bandai.
LCD handheld game [JP] (1984) "Hyper Olympic Throwing Type" by Bandai.


Game's ROM.