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#26 sirlynxalot OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:11 PM

Seriously impressive!  What games are covered in the Lynx magazine (batman cover), was this a 1 off mag?


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Posted Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:25 AM

I've got some advertisements published in the spanish videogame magazine "Micromanía", from 1991. I came across with them, because I collect this magazine.

 

Micromanía was very large, and the Lynx advertisements were spread page form, so their size is like a newspaper.

 

Here in Spain the Lynx had very low sales, so I think these advertisements are quite rare. Wikipedia refers to them as a part of its commercial launching here:

 

Presencia en España[editar · editar código]

En España la Lynx tuvo una buena campaña de lanzamiento, con anuncios a doble página en Micromanía (In Spain the Lynx had a good launch campaign with full-page ads in Micromanía) y soporte en grandes almacenes y tiendas especializadas. Pero, como ocurrió en EEUU, el gran fallo de Atari fue no dar cabida a muchos desarrolladores: solo 3 casas entraron inicialmente, y aunque hubo juegos de calidad que la arroparon inicialmente, la aparición de la Sega Game Gear la echaron de la competición ante la avalancha de juegos (no olvidemos que viene con toda la biblioteca de la Master System). Acaba tercera, con la Gameboy como ganadora, seguida de la Game Gear, y tras la Lynx la Nec Turbo Express. Tras el cierre de Atari España, se saldan los restos de la Lynx en El Corte Inglés.

 

Here you are two pics of them (obtained from the internet)

 

I hope you'll find this info interesting...

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#28 LX.NET OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:04 AM

That is really cool. I hadn't seen those. Keep them coming. Was it a particular edition of Micromania?



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Posted Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:25 PM

Amazing collection!!!



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Posted Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:36 PM

Seriously impressive!  What games are covered in the Lynx magazine (batman cover), was this a 1 off mag?

That Batman thing was what made me want a Lynx as a kid, I'm pretty sure mine came bundled in an issue of EGM or a similar magazine of the time. I spent hours looking at the photos and write ups, but unfortunately I don't have a copy here at my house to tell you what's in it. I'm sure LX can, though.



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Posted Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:34 PM

And LX certainly can and will. Give me till the weekend and I will put up a lot of scans of the folders and magazines and brochures.



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Posted Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:33 AM

That is really cool. I hadn't seen those. Keep them coming. Was it a particular edition of Micromania?

 

No, it was the standard edition of Micromanía "second age", sold between 1988 and January 1995, in newspaper format. This magazine was focused on 8-bit machines such as Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad... and 16-bit machines (Atari ST, Amiga, PC), but it had a small section focusing on Atari, Sega, Nintendo,,,

 

I'll grab one of these advertisements and I'll give it to you, if you want.



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Posted Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:36 PM

Please do. I might have something that interests you in return. Let's PM for details. Thanks.



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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:02 PM

Here's the scans for the press materials:

 

PressMaterialsCoverFront.jpg PressMaterialsCoverBack.jpg PressMaterialsPhoto.jpg

 

And the four brochures that were inside it:

Attached File  PressMaterials1.pdf   2.23MB   74 downloads

Attached File  PressMaterials2.pdf   1.17MB   90 downloads

Attached File  PressMaterials3.pdf   405.01KB   63 downloads

Attached File  PressMaterials4.pdf   2.37MB   76 downloads

 

I will also put them on my website later on.



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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:09 PM

BTW, it is kind of hard to see the embossed Lynx logos on the front cover.

 

I was reading through the first PDF again. They mention that California Games surfing using "thousands of sprites" for the realistic wave. I kinda doubt that, but never checked. Maybe someone at AA knows?



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Posted Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:04 PM

Impressive Alex.

 

Congratulations really.

 

I'd love to see your pins collection too.

 

Really nice.



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Posted Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:45 PM

Very nice collection indeed.

 

I got a UK sticker which was only issued to computer and video gaming shops.

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I also own (and worked on with Ed) all UK Lynx fanzines

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Edited by high voltage, Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:46 PM.


#38 LX.NET OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:06 PM

Cool sticker. How big is it (compared to an A4 page)?



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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:11 PM

As promised some more scans, this time of the Grey Matters magazine. It was already shown in http://atariage.com/...4-grey-matters/, but I thought the scans there were pretty small. Here are some larger scans.

 

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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:14 PM

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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:16 PM

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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:18 PM

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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:20 PM

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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:22 PM

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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:07 PM

OMG... so many screenshots of unreleased games. Some of those I thought were only rumors, but this makes it official.

Rolling Thunder
Cabal
Daemonsgate
Blood & Guts Hockey
Guardians: Storm over Doria
Heavyweight Contender
Ninja Nerd
Full Court Press
Eye of the Beholder

9 games from their upcoming list were not released; EotB eventually found in finished state, and Daemonsgate at least in a 30% version. The other 7 are lost...

I wish there were developers noted, someone seriously needs to try and dig those people up. I bet much of it is still resting on old HDDs and floppies.

BTW, anyone notice that Caal totally rips off Lynx OPS? ;)

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Posted Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:06 AM

Cool sticker. How big is it (compared to an A4 page)?

1/3rd of A4 page, at a good guess (all my Lynx stuff is packed up)



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Posted Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:53 AM

Do you have the T-shirts?



#48 LX.NET OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:56 AM

I have  one t-shirt with the brains and the list at the back. Are there other ones?



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Posted Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:05 AM

I bought Bubble Trouble on release day from Telegames, came in the generic Atari VCS plastic clamshell box with a red cover (instructions on the back, just like the VCS HES stuff)

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Posted Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:33 PM

:lust: Oh how I would love to relieve you of that heavy burden. If ever I can help you out, just say the word and I will open my home to your trouble, Bubble Trouble ;)






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