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Track & Field - Video Game Classic Series Traditional Cache

Hidden : 09/11/2010
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Geocache Description:

You are looking for a discus that was tossed from Cutting Field, over the parking lot, and into the woods.

Track & Field is a 1983 Olympic-themed arcade game developed and published by Konami. The arcade version was released in 1983. The Atari 2600 version was written locally at General Computer by Jacques Hugon and Seth Lipkin. The Atari 7800 version was also developed at General Computer by Dave Brown, Seth Lipkin, Greg Munster, and Rob Harris.

In the original arcade game, the player uses two "run" buttons and one "action" button to control an athlete competing in following six events: • 100 Meter Dash – Running by quickly alternating button presses. • Long jump – Running by alternating button press and correct timing for jump. Hold jump button to set angle. • Javelin throw – Running by alternating button presses and then using action button correct timing for angle (~42 degrees is optimal). • 110 Meter Hurdles – Running by alternating button presses and using action button to time hurdles • Hammer throw – Spinning initiated by pressing a run button once and then correctly timed press of action button to choose angle (45 is optimal). • High jump – Running (speed set by computer) and then action button must be held down to determine angle of jump. Once in the air, the run button can be rapidly pressed for additional height.



Initially, the cache contained 8 Munch Geocoins, about fifty coins from foreign countries (Track and Field came out for the L.A. Olympics in 1984 so the coins are there celebrating the various countries that came to the games), some golf balls from Ireland, a log, a pen, and various other items. You will find the cache located close to an artificial turf field used for soccer, lacrosse, and ultimate Frisbee. Though there was a javelin throw and a hammer throw in the Track & Field game, there was no discus throw, so I thought one should be added. So imagine that an extremely good discus thrower tossed the discus out of the field, over the entire parking lot and into the trees. Now it is you job to retrieve it.


This cache is part of RetiredGuy's Classic Video Game Series of caches:


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