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#1 necrocia OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2018 11:09 PM

I've been running Atari Gamer, a website focusing on Atari Lynx history and news, since January 2018 but it hasn't been until recently that I've got into a regular schedule of article posts. At the moment I'm limiting to one article a week, released on a Monday. I'm starting this thread to announce new articles as they become available.

 

Any feedback, comments, article suggestions are very welcome. I hope you all enjoy reading some fresh new content about Atari Lynx!

 

Last week's article was - Behind the scenes - making of the 48 in 1 Atari Lynx multicart.

 

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I'm also working with Mark aka MillipedeMan with promoting his Lynx Handycast.

 

Past articles can be found here: Articles


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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 2:47 AM

This week's article is Game Battle: Ninja Gaiden vs Double Dragon

 

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Past articles can be found here: Articles

 

Enjoy!


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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 5:40 PM

That's Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 5:58 PM

looks like an extened version from karris flashcard from 15 years ago...



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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 7:45 PM

looks like an extened version from karris flashcard from 15 years ago...

 

 

As far as I know he's made it on his own but I could be wrong. I've not seen Karri's flashcart. It's a neat design though, he packed it full of demo and prototype games for me too, need to spend a couple of days trying them all out. Kinda wish I added the VGA output to my Lynx when I modded it so I could record everything...perhaps that's a project for a weekend coming  :)



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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 9:45 PM

That card is not my design. I have a faint memory that we had discussions in the past and I may have sent him some of my findings. But putting such a large number of chips on a card and really get it to work is great!



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Posted Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 PM

Articles are great! Keep your work at promoting Atari Lynx, scene really need it :)



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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:26 AM

Thank you everyone for the nice feedback so far. This week's article has been some time in the making and it's extra special, check it out - Interview with Jasper van Turnhout, creator of Wyvern Tales

 

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:58 AM

Thank you for the coverage :)



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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:03 AM

Very welcome Ninjabba, it was fun writing this up. Of course now everyone will want the special edition!  :-o



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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:48 PM

I've added a page with some user-contributed game code sheets. It's a nice idea if you're going through a game and writing down all the codes you discover. Check them out here - https://atarigamer.c...ame-code-sheets

 

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Posted Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:33 AM

I've been sending Atarimania all manner of odds n sods for their WIP Lynx section, but no idea when that area of the site will actually go live..

Your more than welcome to have it,if it can help your site in anyway as well.

#13 necrocia OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:45 PM

Thanks Lost Dragon, got your emails, that will keep me busy!  :-D



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Posted Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:13 AM

This week's new article - Sounds good to me! The Top 10 best audio experiences on Atari Lynx

 

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Posted Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:54 AM

Great article

Would you like some, direct from the coders, background info to go with the article regarding a few of the titles?

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Posted Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:06 AM

For sure, send it on in and I can do a follow up article at a later point. This one has been written by Jon but I'm always happy to share more insights.



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Posted Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:54 AM

Will forward it on later today.

Not huge realms of info, but should help add a bit more to 1 or 2 of the games mentioned.

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Posted Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:12 AM

All being well you should of received an email with bit of background info on audio side of Lynx hardware, 2 of it's best games, audio wise and attempts that failed to bring a certain series from the PC to Lynx.


That's all i am going to have for now.

The remaining material (scans) i sent Atarimania months ago reside on a memory stick at my place somewhere..

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Posted Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:12 AM

Changing things up a little, this week's article is a review of some very nice display stands - Review of the Atari Lynx stand from Gaming Displays

 

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Posted Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:47 AM

Quite a good article on Wyvern Tales I think. Thank you :)



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Posted Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:40 AM

Welcome! With Zaku being shipped out I will have an article on that coming up and soon an article on Unseen!



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Posted Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:41 AM

Looking forward to both.

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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2018 5:50 AM

Since Zaku has been re-released almost 10 years after its original debut I thought it would be fitting to dig up an old preview article and re-publish it too. There's even a playable demo included! Read it here: Preview of Zaku for Atari Lynx
 
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#24 Lost Dragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2018 6:39 AM

Zaku will always stay with me, for the drama at the time over the review RetroGamer magazine gave to it at the time, in terms of score...73% and space devoted to the review.

The magazine was labelled a joke, a disgrace etc.

I know there's no such thing as bad publicity, but it did seem to be a classic storm in a teacup.

Thanks for putting the preview up. .hadn't seen it prior to this.

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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2018 6:42 AM

Ah, which issue of Retrogamer was it?

Despite its ressemblance to Air Zonk it certainly is among the best Lynx games.







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