I certainly won't swear on RG magazine's reliability; we all know that the Lynx articles are from a Person banned from AA for example. Not saying the_Laird lies or anything, he was always nice to me personally, I just say that given the storied history with the community he has it Shows that the Magazine does not neccessarily do huge Background checks on People who write their articles.
But if such unreleased games are mentioned, and the responsible devs are quoted as saying "wtf? We never said we were working on such a Thing", it is at least worth noting.
As for wanting clones of popular games, that makes sense. The big Publishers ignored the Lynx for the most part; it was a stroke of luck to get the Tecmo license for Rygar and Ninja Gaiden, but Capcom, Konami and the likes were sorely missing. Switchblade II reminds me of Shinobi for example.
I still think that Atari should have more actively courted European publishers. I am talking GREAT deals for them to start with the System. First game without licensing fees, free Advertising, etc. European companies had stuck with home Computers for too Long and had a hard time getting onto the console boat. Fees were high, competition was big, and japanese devs had years of making a Name for themselves worldwide while Euro devs concentrated on the obscure home Computers. The Lynx could have been a great entry Point. The System would have benefit from the Software, and the Publishers would have a way of getting their games known to console audiences without having to pay the big Nintendo and Sega fees.
But well, I've said that before and must Sound like a broken record by now.^^