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Old 02-26-01, 12:33 PM
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Man, that was a great handheld system. Years ahead of its time.... Mine fell apart Anyone still playing theirs?
Old 02-26-01, 09:44 PM
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Yep its locked in my desk for those boring days at work

Dirty Larry: Renegade Cop and Kung Food were awesome!
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My son still has the one I brought when they first came out. In fact I found this at a place called Jelly's that sells used video games/systems, cd's, comics, etc. The strange thing this was not even available in Hawaii yet. Someone brought it in LA and did not like it so they sold it to Jelly's. I walked in and seen it and jumped all over it. My son has about 20 games for it. He stills breaks out out every so often and plays it.

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I still play my Lynx frequently. Over 11 years after its release, it is still one of the most powerful handheld video game systems in existence. It's also got a sizable library of high-quality games, with superb arcade ports as well as terrific originals. The multiplayer linking concept (daisy-chaining cables) is still the best of any handheld, and it's a shame that other handheld makers haven't attempted a similar method (not even the upcoming Game Boy Advance is doing this). There's a lot to love about this system.
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One must ask one's self, HOW THE HELL DID A HORRIBLE GAMEBOY BEAT THIS MASTERPIECE OUT?
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MARKETING$$$$ thats all it takes.
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I have a Lynx and still play it occasionally. It's a great little handheld. I love Slime World, Pinball Jam, Lemmings, and California Games especially.
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Originally posted by BigJohnStud
MARKETING$$$$ thats all it takes.
Yep... Atari didn't have Mario.
Old 02-27-01, 11:31 PM
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I have fond memories of Blue Lightning, California Games, Electrocop, Chips Challenge, Gauntlet and atleast a few others. Sadly the system failed early but there were more than enough good games out there for those who realised how good the system was.

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I got one... but I haven't played it in a LONG time...

Blockout is the game of choice for me... the 3D Tetris like game where the tiles fall down a well...
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I was all about the game Xenophobia... i spent so much money on that in the arcade and about died when i found out i could play it at home on a lynx - went out that day and got one. Although i have no idea what ever happened to the system. Most likely someone stole it from me as a kid.
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good machine ?
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To Cool! I to had a Lynx. I bought the starter kit thing for $199. It included California Games which is still my favorite Lynx game (I am a surfing/Downhill BMX freak in that thing). I was able to talk a friend into buying it also. He had a lot more games then me. Anyways, great ones were Xenogears (as someone listed), Viking Child? SOmething to do with Vikings, Gauntlet, and Rampage .

It really is shameful that Gameboy gained such success. Lynx was great. Definitely better then Sega handheld, though I did like the Turbo Graphix handheld that played normal TG games. Also, that TV adapter for that system was sweet. But I really love my Lynx. I saw one at a yard sale last summer for $25, and almost picked it up. Not sure where mine went.
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It really is shameful that Gameboy gained such success. Lynx was great. Definitely better then Sega handheld, though I did like the Turbo Graphix handheld that played normal TG games. Also, that TV adapter for that system was sweet. But I really love my Lynx. I saw one at a yard sale last summer for $25, and almost picked it up. Not sure where mine went.
Yes the Turbo graphix was a great little hand held especialy like you said it could play the original Turbo Graphix games. That puppy set me back about $150 used. My son still has it. I brought every hand hand held game unit out there except for the Game Boy Color.
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The Lynx was, technically, a vastly superior machine to the GB. But damn, it was heavy! And the batteries never lasted half as long as the GB's did, neither of which are really very good selling points in a portable system. But I did really like the "left/right handed" thing with the Lynx...
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I always played mine with an AC Adapter. Defeats the purpose I know but the games were still fun .

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I still own 2 of these fantastic machines, and would probably buy more if I found them cheap.

I loved several of the network games...checkered Flag, SlimeWorld, and Warbirds.

I'm surprised that no one has raved about Warbirds yet. The best game on the system in my opinion.

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