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Offline zapiy

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The Atari Lynx
« on: January 24, 2011, 19:52:18 PM »
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 20:15:37 PM »
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 07:51:28 AM »
Wow that amazing. I need to look into that a lot more.
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 18:29:11 PM »
The Lynx is a great handheld.  It's got some briliant games.  My faves are:

California Games
Checkered Flag
Chips Challenge
Crystal Mines II
Desert Strike
Dracula The Undead
Joust
Klax
Qix
Rampage
Switchblade II
Toki
Todd's Adventures in Slime World
Turbo Sub

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 20:15:52 PM »
I spent hours on Klax and Rampage. Fantastic games
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 21:34:21 PM »
My most favorite handheld console!  :)  I'm looking forward to some of the new releases for this  year.

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 00:15:10 AM »
Nice collection fella, Looked for mine on Sunday.. Pehaps i should show you all a photo of my garages current state lol.
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 23:17:03 PM »
Yeah really nice collection there, when I had mine, i got to around 70 games and most of the accessories and hardware....sniff i no longer own any but one of my favourite boxes was the big flat California Games box which was half the depth of a normal box, which i cant seem to find a picture of on the net!
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2012, 12:28:47 PM »
eye of the beholder looks excellent! I've recently gotten back into the lynx and bought the following games:

Battlewheels
Electrocop
Hydra
Rygar
Todds Adventures in Slime World

Zaku is on the way

I find the lynx to have a far better game library than say the game gear in terms of variety, the games can be long, indepth and challenging where as a lot of Game Gear games are fairly short and basic, I have some photos coming soon so I will show my collection etc... I think I have a post somewhere with my collection already but I need to update it

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 15:07:20 PM »
We were having a great discussion about the Lynx last night in the Retro Gamer chatroom and got onto the discussion about just how good the sound chip was. There certainly wasn't any other machine back in 1990 that could do speech like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8axK_fYC79c

Skip to 2:12 to hear the digitised speech

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 16:01:59 PM »
The Lynx is a remarkable device and it was ahead of its time when it launched.  It is remarkable how poor marketing and support killed what was superior to the GameBoy in almost every way (size may be the only detractor by comparison).  It took years for any other handheld to match the Lynx.

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012, 17:02:53 PM »
It pains me to think what Nintendo would have achieved with it.. Far more than Atari did, i guess it was a money issue?
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2012, 17:15:27 PM »
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It pains me to think what Nintendo would have achieved with it.. Far more than Atari did, i guess it was a money issue?

Epyx actually offered the Lynx to Nintendo first and they turned it down  :o

Pretty much though, yes. Atari just didn't have the money to support it like they could of.

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2012, 20:08:54 PM »
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It pains me to think what Nintendo would have achieved with it.. Far more than Atari did, i guess it was a money issue?

Epyx actually offered the Lynx to Nintendo first and they turned it down  :o

Pretty much though, yes. Atari just didn't have the money to support it like they could of.

Which is quite unfortunate.  Despite that, it has a nice set of games and many of the homebrews are very good.

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2012, 20:13:32 PM »
It would have been a very different machine had Nintendo got hold of it, lots of shit platformers and RPG's probably.

We certainly never would have got all those fantastic arcade conversions.