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Hyper Olympic

Hyper Olympic – ENIAROF #10

“Hyper Olympic” is a device designed to play the 1983 Konami arcade game “Track and Field,” which was later ported to Atari 2600, Nintendo NES, and other platforms. The game was a simulation of the Olympic Games’ premier event, the 100-meter dash. The goal was to replicate the running motion of an athlete by rapidly alternating the joystick from left to right. For “old gamers,” this game is notorious for causing chronic wear and tear on console controllers. “Hyper Olympic” seeks to recreate the physical experience of the joystick through a four-contact panel that serves as the player’s interface. This panel replaces the joystick, and the player can control the four joystick positions (up, right, down, left) through body movements.