International Track & Field 2000

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International Track & Field 2000
International Track & Field 2000 box art.
North American Nintendo 64 cover art
Developer(s)Konami
Publisher(s)Konami
Platform(s)PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
ReleasePlayStation
  • NA: October 31, 1999
  • JP: July 13, 2000
  • EU: 2000
Nintendo 64
  • NA: June 1, 2000[1]
  • JP: July 13, 2000
  • EU: September 6, 2000
Game Boy Color
  • JP: July 13, 2000
  • EU: September 8, 2000
  • NA: October 3, 2000
Dreamcast
  • JP: August 31, 2000
  • EU: September 22, 2000
  • NA: September 26, 2000
PlayStation 2
  • JP: August 31, 2000
  • NA: October 26, 2000
  • EU: December 8, 2000
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

International Track & Field 2000 is a track and field game for PlayStation in 1999 and Nintendo 64 in 2000. It was released in Europe under the name International Track & Field: Summer Games on the Nintendo 64 and as International Track & Field 2 on the PlayStation, and in Japan as Ganbare! Nippon! Olympics 2000 (がんばれ!ニッポン!オリンピック2000, Ganbare! Nippon! Orimpikku 2000), where it was licensed by the Japanese Olympic Committee. Versions were also released for the Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, and Game Boy Color as ESPN International Track & Field in North America and Europe.

Reception[edit]

The PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast versions received "mixed or average reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[7][8] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 30 out of 40 for the PlayStation version,[21] 29 out of 40 for the N64 version,[20] and 25 out of 40 for the Game Boy Color version.[19] The earliest reviews of the game came from Nintendo Power, which gave the N64 version a score of 7.3 out of 10 in the March 2000 edition,[40] and from GameFan and Game Informer, which gave it favorable reviews respectively in their April 2000 edition,[24][22] even though the game itself was not out until months later. Jes Bickham of N64 Magazine gave the same console version 86% months before its European release, saying, "The defiantly 'old-skool' (ahem) gameplay may be the simplest you'll ever experience, but it just goes to show what a winning formula Konami came up with all those years ago -- and they've done their legacy proud."[43] GamePro said of the PlayStation 2 version, "You've probably played this game before-or at least one that's extremely similar. Yet you've never seen it look so good-in most events you can make out details of individuals in the crowd. If you're a fan of track & field extravaganzas, or [you] just love multiplayer button-mashing, be sure to put this event into your personal decathlon."[44][a]

Eric Bratcher of NextGen said of the PlayStation version in its March 2000 issue, "If you want Track & Field, this is it. That's a pretty big if, though."[37] Ten months later, in the magazine's January 2001 issue, Kevin Rice said of the PS2 version, "For those who have a serious itch to play an Olympics game this year, this is the best of the crop. But it's still only adequate."[38]

The PlayStation 2 version was a runner-up for the "Best Sports Game" award at the Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine 2000 Editors' Awards, which went to Madden NFL 2001.[45]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ GamePro gave the PlayStation 2 version 5/5 for graphics, 4/5 for sound, and two 4.5/5 scores for control and fun factor.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "ESPN International Track & Field for Dreamcast". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on January 19, 2019. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "ESPN International Track & Field for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on April 8, 2019. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
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  5. ^ "International Track & Field 2000 for PlayStation". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on May 1, 2019. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
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  7. ^ a b "ESPN International Track & Field for Dreamcast Reviews". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "ESPN International Track & Field for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  9. ^ Thompson, Jon. "ESPN International Track & Field (DC) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  10. ^ Woods, Nick. "ESPN International Track & Field (GBC) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  11. ^ Kanarick, Mark. "International Track & Field 2000 (PS) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  12. ^ Rector, Brett (October 16, 2000). "ESPN International Track & Field - Dreamcast Review". Gamecenter. CNET. Archived from the original on November 9, 2000. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  13. ^ Rector, Brett (December 11, 2000). "ESPN International Track & Field - PlayStation 2 Review". Gamecenter. CNET. Archived from the original on January 28, 2001. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  14. ^ Edge staff (January 2000). "International Track & Field 2 (PS)". Edge. No. 80. Future Publishing. p. 94. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  15. ^ Edge staff (December 2000). "ESPN International Track & Field (PS2)". Edge. No. 91. Future Publishing. p. 119. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
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  18. ^ MacDonald, Ewan "nach0king" (December 2, 2000). "[ESPN] International Track & Field (GBC)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Archived from the original on March 30, 2001. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  19. ^ a b "がんばれ!ニッポン!オリンピック2000 [ゲームボーイ]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  20. ^ a b "がんばれ!ニッポン!オリンピック2000 [NINTENDO64]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  21. ^ a b "プレイステーション - がんばれ! ニッポン! オリンピック2000". Famitsu (in Japanese). Vol. 915. Enterbrain. June 30, 2006. p. 24.
  22. ^ a b Fitzloff, Jay (April 2000). "International Track & Field 2000 - Nintendo 64". Game Informer. No. 84. FuncoLand. Archived from the original on October 26, 2000. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  23. ^ Helgeson, Matt (December 2000). "ESPN International Track & Field (PS2)". Game Informer. No. 92. FuncoLand. p. 99.
  24. ^ a b Higgins, Geoff "El Nino"; Chau, Anthony "Dangohead" (April 2000). "International Track & Field [2000] (N64)". GameFan. Vol. 8, no. 4. Shinno Media. p. 84. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  25. ^ Higgins, Geoff "El Nino"; Chau, Anthony "Dangohead" (January 2000). "Int'l Track & Field 2000 (PS)". GameFan. Vol. 8, no. 1. Shinno Media. p. 88. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
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  31. ^ MacDonald, Ryan (December 30, 1999). "International Track and Field 2000 Review (PS)". GameSpot. Red Ventures. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  32. ^ Provo, Frank (October 31, 2000). "ESPN The Games: [sic] International Track & Field Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Red Ventures. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  33. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (October 3, 2000). "ESPN International Track & Field (DC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  34. ^ Harris, Craig (October 11, 2000). "ESPN International Track & Field (GBC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  35. ^ Nix, Marc (January 20, 2000). "International Track & Field 2000 (PS)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  36. ^ Harris, Craig (November 6, 2000). "ESPN International Track & Field (PS2)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  37. ^ a b Bratcher, Eric (March 2000). "International Track and Field 2000 [sic] (PS)". NextGen. No. 63. Imagine Media. p. 90. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  38. ^ a b Rice, Kevin (January 2001). "ESPN International Track & Field (PS2)". NextGen. No. 73. Imagine Media. p. 83. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  39. ^ "ESPN [International] Track & Field". Nintendo Power. Vol. 135. Nintendo of America. August 2000. p. 121.
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  43. ^ Bickham, Jes (May 2000). "International Track & Field 2000". N64 Magazine. No. 41. Future Publishing. pp. 66–69.
  44. ^ Ash (October 21, 2000). "ESPN International Track & Field Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 7, 2005. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
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