A New Project

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A new toy arrived just in time for Christmas!  It’s a fully working, dedicated Konami Track & Field game.  I’ve been on the hunt for one of these for a while and finally got one at the right price.  Given the repairs I plan on doing, I probably over paid for it, but I have seen similar machines in much worse condition sell for much more money.

For those of you unfamiliar with this game, it was released in 1983 and features various Olympic events.  The  principal is simple, bash the run buttons as fast as you can to make your player run the pres the jump/throw button at the appropriate time.  You can read Track & Field’s entry in the Killer List of Video games here.  I spent many youthful dollars on this game!

As with all my projects, I’ll be setting up a photo gallery on this web site dedicated to this game.  Here’s a list of what I have planned for this cabinet:

  • Repair the holes in the front panel near the coin door (a security latch was installed here at some point)
  • Repaint the entire cabinet
  • Replace the button and leaf switches on the control panel
  • Possibly install new side art.  I’m kinda fond of the side art on this game as it has names and things etched into it, which adds to the history of the machine.

Here are a few shots of the cabinet as it looked upon arrival:



Stayed tuned!

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