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Former Atari Lynx owner, now back again.

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Hi everyone,

Just a little introduction about me and my Lynx history. I bought my Atari Lynx when I was 14 years old. Bought a fair few games for it but sold it all to buy a SNES, sad day but I needed the money.

 

Anyway its my 40th birthday next year and I wanted a present that meant something to me and reminded me of the good old days of gaming. I decided it would be an Atari Lynx but wasn't sure what I would be buying into. I found this website and forum and it has made me realise the Atari Lynx IS that present for my birthday.

It holds some great memories for me much like lots of others on here.

 

My Lynx arrived this week with a handful of games and besides testing it out to make sure it worked I've had to box it up and put it away. In the meantime I will be reading and finding out as much information as possble about the plucky little handheld. My aim is to try and get hold of the games I had when I was a little kid. I didn't own any obscure titles so this shouldn't be too much of a problem.

 

I hope the site doesn't mind but I downloaded one of the Atari Lynx Catalogs and put it into an A5 pdf using scribus.

Catalog Atari (94089-1302).pdf

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Rgds

BadPricey

(Its my username on XBox Live, I'm not really bad ;) )

 

 

 

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Fantastic that you're back at 40! Seriously, as I get closer to that age I find myself with less and less time for all my consoles. Lynx is up there for me with Jag and Game Gear, but I recently sold my CD-I player, just lost interest in it and it never was in my life the first time round (upon its release). Next up on sale currently on the bay is my CDX player and more will follow I'm sure. But...Lynx I will always collect for, even at 90!

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I just turned 55. I have had a Lynx since they were first issued. Loved it all this time. I still love those games. Love the community, Atari. Welcome to the jungle, it's gonna be a bumpy ride. Enjoy your new (old) toy. Life if to be enjoyed, this is joy. Your friends may not understand, then again, they might.

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Update on my game collecting escapade for my Lynx I have to wait for :mad: . I have collected 22 games so far which I'm really happy about. I am finding it hard to not buy games all the time but I have promised my other half I'll now wait until the New Year before I buy any more!!!! Does anybody else suffer this problem about wanting to buy everything relating to Atari Lynx?

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Thing about the Lynx is, the library is small compared to other systems like the Game Boy....and there isn't that many games that cost a ton of money....look at the TurboGrafx library....its hard to find games for less than $20 that isn't Keith Courage or sports titles....

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Update on my game collecting escapade for my Lynx I have to wait for :mad: . I have collected 22 games so far which I'm really happy about. I am finding it hard to not buy games all the time but I have promised my other half I'll now wait until the New Year before I buy any more!!!! Does anybody else suffer this problem about wanting to buy everything relating to Atari Lynx?

Yes, that's where it started for me! Bought AtariLynx 2, then some games, then another Lynx 2 (spare), then a Lynx 1, then all commercial release, then accessories, 3 more spare Lynx 2s, homebrew games, flash carts, etc etc. 3 years later I now have (all with many accessories, add ons, expansions etc)

Atari Lynx

Atari STFM

Atari STe

Amiga 500

Amiga 500+

Amiga 1200

Atari 2600

Sega GameGear

Sega Megadrive + 32x + Sega CD

Super Nintendo

NES

Sega Saturn

Panasonic 3DO

Neo Geo AES

Neo Geo MVS

Neo Geo Pocket

Sega Dreamcast

Sony PS1

Sony PS2

XBOX

Spectrum +2

Commodore 64

Commodore 64C

Nintendo 64

 

Plus several others... It all starts with just a few more Lynx games ;)

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I've made a rule I'll only collect for machines I owned as a kid. In my loft is my old MSX, Megadrive and Mega CD -not many games though. My N64 has nabbed a place in my wardrobe - approx 50 games over half have boxes etc. The Lynx will need a spot somewhere! I have owned an Amiga 600, Amiga 1200, SNES, NES, Gameboy, GameCube, Wii, Xbox 360 but will not collect for these systems. I always drooled over the Neo Geo, never owned one because the games prices were in another world. You must have a massive house GadgetUK!

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Well the big 40 arrived yesterday and with it my Lynx. I have quite a few games to play so looking forward to some gaming sessions now. So far I've had a go at California Games, Klax, Blue Lightning, Roadblasters, Joust and Super Off Road. All great so far apart from Super Off Road. Who on earth let that game get through QA? Best I could finish from around 10 races was 3rd. Got lapped all the other races!

Rgds

BadPricey

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Sounds like you got some great games there! Super Off Road is a bit crap isn't it - it runs too slow for the action. The 2nd worse game is that Football game I forget the name of...

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Probably expensive (Super Off Road) because I doubt they could have sold many, I think the reviews would have been terrible. I tried Hard Drivin' today what the hell is that all about! I also tried Warbirds and loved it. It's my new favorite game.

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Hi all. Been lurking in the shadows but thought this would be a good idea to say hi too. My brother won a lynx off a radip station back in the day and used to play it to death. Litteraly as I used to have to hold the ac jack on a angle to play as it was dying on me. Anyway dont know where that went but found one with games at the local garage sale the other day and had to have it. Loving it.

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Welcome back!

 

I got a good laugh out of promising the wife not to buy too many games too fast. In in a way that is a good thing since it draws out the experience for you. Helps you enjoy it longer.

 

My limitation once was "I would only buy Atari related things". :) I did that for a while, but there was a lot of stuff.

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