Let the games begin! Wait, I’m getting a message here… the Games actually ended about half a year before these Olympics-themed (though not officially licensed!) titles launched.

Of all the “chip shortage” delays the NES library suffered in 1988-89, Track & Field II and World Games might be the funniest. Slated to launch during the ’88 Seoul Olympics, they ended up shipping the following spring instead, long after the country had lost interest in the adventures of FloJo and Greg Louganis. But that’s OK.

Slick Konami visuals aside, these games don’t really offer THAT much innovation over the minigame events that we had already seen in their NES predecessors from 1987.

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