And this is it ... the heart of the game ... very, very impressive gameplay
!!! With 4 modes of play and 12 events to choose from, Sydney 2000
shines above and beyond all other track 'n' field games... EVER! (And I'm the resident T'n'F guru! he he he)
But where Sydney 2000 truly shines above the rest is in the Olympic Mode. This one-player battle not only puts you against computer athletes, but also against yourself. You must build up your strength, skills, and morale to turn your wannabe athletes into stars. You will have to hit the virtual gym and hone yourself to compete in 3 different events for each competition ... all that just to qualify for the Olympics!!! This option was the best thing to happen to console button pushing in a long time!
Beside the Coaching, Arcade, and Olympic Modes, Eidos has implemented a Head-to-Head mode, in which up to 8 players can used previously saved athletes and pit their skills against one another. The only bad thing is that to do this, you have to insert memory cards into slot 1 over and over. However, this also allows everyone to vary his or her skill levels, allowing for more overall competition. Oh, and did I mention that someone has FINALLY brought back great events like the High Jump and 110m Hurdles!!!