New International Track & Field Review

Before starting this review, let


Just as with the graphics, each character has their own unique sound set and will make some rather generic comments after each event (i.e. 

In a nutshell, NITF has basically replaced the button mashing of the old arcade games with stylus scribbling.  You make you player run or build power by frantically rubbing the stylus side-to-side.  You make your character flip by frantically spinning a disc with the stylus.  You shoot your gun by frantically tapping the screen.  You lift weights by frantically

One thing that you can never accuse NITF of is not having enough to do.  With 24 different events, along with multiple career, multiplayer, and challenge modes, this is truly a game that takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master.  The single player campaign focuses on career mode, in which you take your burgeoning track star from a complete unknown to a world champion by competing in different events.  Each meet consists of 4 different events and pits you against 4 AI opponents.   The game does a great job of introducing the controls through easier events and working you up to the more complex and demanding events.  However, the difficulty level can be a bit uneven, and it NITF is a completists dream.  Not only are there a multitude of outfits, characters, trophies, and titles to unlock, but you can also take your skills online and compete for bragging rights against the scores of players from around the world.  There are apparently plenty of Billy

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).
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