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Athletic World on the NES

Athletic World was the first of ten games Bandai released for the Family Trainer series.

Athletic World simulates five different Olympic-style challenges — Hurdles, Hop A Log, Animal Trail, Rafting, and Dark Tunnel. Movements in the game are controlled by the player physically running, jumping, and stepping on the pad in a similar fashion to modern dance pad games. Each challenge is designed to train the player in a different manner. Hurdles tests the player on timing, while Dark Tunnel challenges the player’s dexterity. This game also offers the unique feature of having players’ game play experience tailored to them by asking for their Name, Age, Gender, and the current date to provide them with customized advice.

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