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#1 jmjustin6

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 08:37 AM

So now that i have a lynx i need so good games to play. So what are your favorite games and what are some must have games?

Also how many hames were released on the lynx?
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:09 AM

74 officially plus a handful of homebrew style releases.

 

What kind of games do you like.

 

From the four games I recently reviewed, Pinball Jam is tops, but I only recommend it to video pinball fans.

 

Growing up, some of my faves included Xenophobe, Xybots, Electrocop, Ninja Gaiden, Lynx Casino and even Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, although some of those may not hold up well today. I would recommend staying away from Hard Drivin and Kung Food.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:31 AM

74 officially plus a handful of homebrew style releases.

What kind of games do you like.

From the four games I recently reviewed, Pinball Jam is tops, but I only recommend it to video pinball fans.

Growing up, some of my faves included Xenophobe, Xybots, Electrocop, Ninja Gaiden, Lynx Casino and even Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, although some of those may not hold up well today. I would recommend staying away from Hard Drivin and Kung Food.


Well so far im really enjoying rampage. Is ms pacman a good port? I hear California games is good.

Local shop has batman returns and pac land. Are those good?
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:20 PM

Ms. Pac Man is excellent.

California Games is great (and a pretty easy one to find). 

Rygar is fantastic.

 

There is a Lynx review thread here on the forums....http://forums.atari....lynx-collection

 

 

Here's what I say: There aren't a lot of Lynx games, and finding them isn't easy.  Therefore, just buy whatever you find for a decent price. 


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:37 PM

Hey so i didnt check the pockets on the carry case and there was a California games in there
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:37 PM

And after putting in california games i have noticed some vertical lines on the screen uhhggggg........
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:54 PM

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This is a tough question for me to answer! I really believe the Atari Lynx has the most "potent" library of any Atari game system in terms of highest percentage of great games. It's library is small but full of stellar titles. For me it would have to be Electrocop, Gates of Zendocon, RoadBlasters, S.T.U.N. Runner, Chip’s Challenge, California Games, Zaku, Rampart, Lynx Casino, Todd's Adventure in Slime World, Xybots, and Blue Lightning just to name a few.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:24 PM

Anyone know what to do about these or should i just return the lynx?

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:27 PM

Looks normal to me.  The only way out of that is a McWill screen upgrade. 

These machines are nearing 30 years of service.  None of them will be perfect without mods. 


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:45 PM

Looks normal to me. The only way out of that is a McWill screen upgrade.

These machines are nearing 30 years of service. None of them will be perfect without mods.


Is that something you can do. Sorry i feel like i keep coming to you when i have electronic problems

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:54 PM

I'm flattered that you think of me!   ^_^  I certainly don't mind doing the easier stuff.  But this one is really tough.  I just don't have the time or guts to even do it for my own Lynx.  Maybe when I retire. 



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:00 PM

I'm flattered that you think of me! ^_^ I certainly don't mind doing the easier stuff. But this one is really tough. I just don't have the time or guts to even do it for my own Lynx. Maybe when I retire.


Yea i feel ya. I looked it up looks like alot of work. Especially more than just a recap. Have you ever recapped a lynx or a game gear?

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

Just the sound board of a Game Gear, and it's really tough.  Getting the old components off cleanly is really hard because everything is so small and close together. 


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:29 PM

Just the sound board of a Game Gear, and it's really tough. Getting the old components off cleanly is really hard because everything is so small and close together.


Hmm i guess for now ill just keep playing this one the way it is. It doeant effect the game play at all really

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:35 PM

That's right.  If you get the brightness dial and viewing angle just right, it's fine. 


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 05:04 PM

Another quick question. Anyone here have a boxed lynx? Im trying to figure out if this thing is supposed to have cardboard inserts or not? Ive looked at a couple unboxing videos and theirs dont.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 02:28 PM

Justin,

 

Did you also receive your Lynx from Best Electronics? I always remembered the Lynx screen being kind of washed out and faded, which is one of the things I disliked about it, but recently it seems far worse than I remember. Mine looks just like yours with weird lines, I got the recon unit from Best for $99 and it also came with California Games.

 

I think the McWill mod is probably the best thing that could ever happen for the Lynx. I think it goes from barely playable to blown away!


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 03:05 PM

Clint:  I also have the Best refurb.  It also has a washed out screen. 

McWill upgrade is awesome, but it's pretty expensive  And it's not an easy mod to do. 


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 04:31 PM

Thanks for the confirmation Rick.

 

I'll add my two cents in regards to Lynx games but feel like Justin@IO hit it on the head with solid ones.

 

I will second that Slime World is amazing. I remember being really impressed with it the very first time I played it and it has just left a lifelong lasting positive impression on me.

 

Since I didn't see it mentioned, Robo-Squash is really fun. I found myself playing that game more than most Lynx games out of the dozen or so I owned at the time. Kind of bizarre name/box but you should really give it a try and it's affordable enough to do so.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:05 PM

Justin,

Did you also receive your Lynx from Best Electronics? I always remembered the Lynx screen being kind of washed out and faded, which is one of the things I disliked about it, but recently it seems far worse than I remember. Mine looks just like yours with weird lines, I got the recon unit from Best for $99 and it also came with California Games.

I think the McWill mod is probably the best thing that could ever happen for the Lynx. I think it goes from barely playable to blown away!


No i bought the lynx from a local game shop after i traded in $100 worth of my junk. Ive looked into doing the mcwill mod, but cost too much to do. If i do the mod im torn between doing it to my lynx or my game gear??




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