Videogamer editor Tom Orry writes:
"I wasted a lot of time as a kid because of Track and Field. I'm not old enough to have been playing the original arcade version, but the PlayStation game which moved the series to 3D ruined quite a few controllers. The gameplay was so simple, but the competition was fierce. Hammering buttons was almost caveman-like compared to the complex controls seen in other games, but being able to move your fingers at a speed which seemed super human was, at the time, a bigger achievement than any other game could offer. We even use tools to 'aid' our performance, with everything from coins to golf tees being tested for optimal glide speed across the buttons. Trying to capitalise on us high-score junkies once more is New International Track and Field on the DS, and gaming-inflicted injuries seem guaranteed."
* Great multiplayer support
* Surprising depth
* Plenty of events
x Perhaps too tricky for beginners