The Atari Lynx was released in 1989 and to me, will always remain a mystery. The Atari Lynx was superior to the Nintendo Game Boy in almost every way imaginable... however it was crushed by the Game Boy. The Lynx was the first handheld with a color display. It had superior graphics. Yet still, everyone seemed to side with the Game Boy. The Lynx was actually designed by Epyx in 1986 under the name Handy Game, however when facing financial difficulties, they came to an agreement with Atari. Drawbacks compared to the Game Boy were that the Lynx required 6 AA batteries (compared to 4), was a heavier system, had a shorter battery life, and was more expensive ($190 to $90).



Atari Lynx launch titles: Blue Lightning, California Games, Electrocop, and Gates of Zendocon






Game title


Game title


A.P.B.


Lynx Othello


Alpine Games


Malibu Bikini Volleyball


Awesome Golf


Ms. Pac-Man


Baseball Heroes


NFL Football


Basketbrawl


Ninja Gaiden


Batman Returns


Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom


BattleWheels


Pac-Land


Battlezone 2000


Paperboy


Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure


Pinball Jam


Block Out


Pitfighter


Blue Lightning


PokerMania


Bubble Trouble


Ponx


California Games


Power Factor


Championship Rally


Qiix


Checkered Flag


Raiden


Chip's Challenge


Rampage


Crystal Mines II


Rampart


Crystal Mines II: Buried Treasure


Remnant


Cybervirus


RoadBlasters


Cyberball


Road Riot 4WD


Desert Strike


Robo-Squash


Dinolympics


Robotron: 2084


Dirty Larry: Renegade Cop


Rygar


Double Dragon


Scrapyard Dog


Dracula the Undead


SFX


ElectroCop


Shadow of the Beast


European Soccer Challenge


Shanghai


Fat Bobby


S.I.M.I.S.


Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge


Sokomania


Gates of Zendocon


Steel Talons


Gauntlet: The Third Encounter


S.T.U.N. Runner


Gordo 106


Super Asteroids/Missile Command


Hard Drivin'


Super Off-Road


Hockey


Super Skweek


Hydra


Switchblade II


Hyperdome


T-Tris


Ishido: The Way of the Stones


Todd's Adventure in Slime World


Jimmy Connors' Tennis


Toki


Joust


Tournament Cyberball


Klax


Turbo Sub


Krazy Ace Miniature Golf


Viking Child


Kung Food


Warbirds


Lemmings


World Class Fussball/Soccer


Lexis


Xenophobe


Loopz


Xybots


Lynx Casino


Zarlor Mercenary


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