|World Class Track Meet
European box art.
||December 23, 1986
World Class Track Meet is an Olympic-themed sports fitness game, released by Bandai for the Famicom in 1986 in Japan, and later for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in 1987 and in Europe in 1988. In North America, the game was originally released by Bandai as Stadium Events, the second in their Family Fun Fitness series after Athletic World, in September 1987. However, these copies of the game were recalled by Nintendo to rebrand the Family Fun Fitness series as first-party, re-releasing the game under the name World Class Track Meet as part of the Sports Series in 1988. Former Nintendo of America employee Howard Phillips has speculated that only around 10,000 copies of the original Stadium Events release were produced. The limited pre-recall release of Stadium Events has made it a high-value collector's item, and has placed it among the rarest NES games.
All copies of the game at launch were bundled with the Power Pad (originally the Family Fun Fitness Control Mat), which is required for play.
Run, jump, and race to your heart's content!
This action-packed game turns your home into an exciting stadium! With the performance of the Power Pad, this will dare you to increase your physical ability and surpass your athletic goals. Compete in four different events against a computer or friends to an ultimate athletic challenge that could reward you the gold!
World Class Track Meet uses the Power Pad, which allows for up to two players to play simultaneously, though the game allows for up to six alternating players for each event. The game features six modes with four events, based on Olympic events in which the player must use the buttons to run. Attempting to run before the event starts results in a false start; in Tournament mode, the player is immediately disqualified for three false starts. The game features two racers: "Turtle" (who is slower) and "Cheetah" (who is faster).
In 100M Dash, players alternate between pressing the Power Pad buttons to race each other. 110M Hurdles involves the two players racing while needing to jump over hurdles when they appear. In Long Jump, players must stay in the air for as long as possible to record the longest distance. In Triple Jump, the player must jump as far as possible across three markers. In addition to the four events, two other modes are available. The first is Tournament, in which the player competes against six computer players in the 100M Dash and 110M Hurdles events. The second is The Olympics, in which players compete and are scored in all four events consecutively (using the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of Records as the basis for scoring).
|3-in-1 Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt/World Class Track Meet
||A compilation cartridge released with the NES Power Set bundle, featuring Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, and World Class Track Meet.
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