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#1 Songbird OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:40 PM

Some of you may have noticed that many of my Songbird Lynx titles have been out of stock for 1-2 years or longer. I'm happy to announce that I've finally secured a new run, and all my Songbird games except MegaPak should be back in stock starting in October 2018. MegaPak is a special case since it uses a EEPROM for saving data, and I don't have a new run of that game lined up yet.

 

This is a way for me to test the waters on Lynx games and also potentially help spur me back to Lynx development. I've got several games that have been sidelined due to lack of cartridge production, so it will be nice to offer these once again to Lynx fans.

 

Thanks to everyone who has supported Songbird over the years! It was actually 20 years ago that I first took pre-orders on my little SFX sound tool for the Lynx. Been a great ride supporting Atari systems for two decades. :)



#2 Bochum_Boy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:39 AM

Yay! Any distribution in Europe with low shipping costs planned? Would like to order a few of your games :)



#3 mvirtuale OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:23 PM

I'm interested in a second "Championship Rally" cart So I can challenge some friends with my second console.
But my dream remains "Ultravore".



#4 travistouchdown OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:22 PM

Sweet carl, will check the site out soon!  



#5 Sapicco OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:31 PM

Nice. Will they be curved lip carts?

#6 4ever2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:30 PM

Awesome! Great news can't wait!!

#7 moff000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:29 AM

On it like a car bonnet!



#8 MillipedeMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:21 AM

Just got email confirmation that Zaku is on the way. I can't wait for it to arrive...thanks again, Carl!

 

Eat. Sleep. LYNX. Repeat.

 

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#9 necrocia OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:56 PM

Looking forward to these Carl



#10 Machine OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:33 PM

After loosing my complete Lynx collection in a house fire 5 years ago, my wife bought me a Lynx last week for my birthday. I can't wait to Championship Rally again. Until it becomes available, I ordered Zaku to keep me busy!



#11 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:40 PM

After loosing my complete Lynx collection in a house fire 5 years ago, my wife bought me a Lynx last week for my birthday. I can't wait to Championship Rally again. Until it becomes available, I ordered Zaku to keep me busy!


If it’s McWill’d, be sure to go back to Slime World. That game’s amazing with the upgrade.

#12 MillipedeMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:00 AM

If it’s McWill’d, be sure to go back to Slime World. That game’s amazing with the upgrade.

 

Agreed; Todd's Adventures in Slime World looks amazing with the McWill screen!

 

(Reminder: it's also the subject of the next episode of The Atari Lynx HandyCast :-) )

 

Eat. Sleep. LYNX. Repeat.

 

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#13 MillipedeMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:53 PM

BTW, Carl...

 

In my next episode of The Atari Lynx HandyCast, I'd like to mention that you plan to make many of Songbird's titles available for ordering once again on the Songbird website, beginning in October. But before I do, I want to make sure that it's okay with you; don't want to flood the gates too much for you. Just let me know, please. Thanks, and keep up your great work on keeping our favorite handheld console relevant in 2018! :-)

 

Eat. Sleep. LYNX. Repeat.

 

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#14 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:00 PM

 

Agreed; Todd's Adventures in Slime World looks amazing with the McWill screen!

 

(Reminder: it's also the subject of the next episode of The Atari Lynx HandyCast :-) )

 

Eat. Sleep. LYNX. Repeat.

 

-MillipedeMan

a.k.a. Mark

 

 

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The McWill screen or Slime World?



#15 MillipedeMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:08 PM

 

The McWill screen or Slime World?

 

Todd's Adventures in Slime World is the subject of the next episode. I may do an episode on Lynx mods and modern-day add-ons in a later special episode.

 

Eat. Sleep. LYNX. Repeat.

 

-MillipedeMan

a.k.a. Mark

 

 

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Edited by MillipedeMan, Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:08 PM.


#16 Sapicco OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:38 AM

Nice. Will they be curved lip carts?


Also, jewel cases or boxes w/ manuals?

#17 Songbird OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:10 PM

Thanks for all the questions!

Shipping is flat rate worldwide, so buying multiple games at once is definitely more cost effective. I am also checking into Euorpean distribution options.

It's always OK to talk about the Lynx and of course Songbird too. More interest is good for all. ;)

Curvy is groovy!

Still using CD cases but getting most labels and inserts professionally printed for better quality this time around.

#18 Level42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 4:55 AM

Alpine Games !!! :D

 

If you need a reliable contact for European distribution...I can help.



#19 Juan Josť Torres OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 5:44 AM

Curvy is groovy!

 

Carl, should we take this as a hint that newly re-stocked games will come in curved lip carts? If so, will those curved lip carts be the same ones used in the Zaku re-release and recent Telegames re-releases? I'm really curious to know if you all guys are actually sourcing carts from the same place, which might open up interesting oportunities for homebrewers out there.






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