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Is there a reason to own a Lynx I if I have a Lynx II?

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I was just wondering, being new to the Lynx scene. This may be a dumb question, but it often is discussed with other systems such as the NES Toaster Vs. Toploader pros/cons, etc.

 

I thought this was a good article from BITD, but there must be more to know from true Lynxmasters...

 

http://www.ataritimes.com/index.php?ArticleIDX=294

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Yes, the Lynx 1 is cool =) Lynx 2 has stereo and a slightly better display imho, but there's something cool about the mad size of the original Lynx.

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I think it lies better in the hands than the Lynx 2. Other than that, the cartridge slot and that auto shut-off are the only disadvantages that I can see. It is a lovely piece of hardware :) I wish they were not so rare.

Edited by Atari_afternoon

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I have both and pretty much only play the Lynx II because it is lighter and has the stereo sound. The only time I use the original is for multiplayer games.

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I really like the design of the Lynx I...its so 80ies ;)

 

Apart from that its great to have a "handheld" for big persons like me (big hands). Plus the buttons are waaaay better built into the housing on the first version - I managed to break the board holding the entire buttons to the front by just playing Toki on my Lynx 2...

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I had both but when Lynx I died I have never thought of buying a "new" one. Now I have two Lynx MKIIs and am not planning to move back to MKI :) It's just tooooo big and feels weird when playing. Plus, the cart slot is a laugh ;)

Edited by iPokey

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I generally find many of the modern handhelds too small for my hands (I'm 6'4"), but I never thought the Lynx II felt too small for me. Since I have a complete Lynx game collection I will likely eventually pick up a Lynx I.

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Lynx 1 is so cool to have in the collection if lynx 2 is your go to lynx. It's good to swap between them once in a while. But yeah 2 provides a much more comfortable experience.

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