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EPISODE 22: Paperboy

PLAY EPISODE 22 HERE #PA2041, Published by Atari Corp.  In this episode I cover yet another arcade port for the Lynx, Paperboy, released in 1990. Included are statistics for the game and a run-down on how to play it, along with reviews and ratings, some fun facts and trivia, and lots of listener feedback about the game. Also in today’s episode: Monty and I talk about the lost art of delivering newspapers door to door. “Yes…it’s true…I once owned a Morris Minor to deliver The Heckington Ha

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EPISODE 21: Robotron: 2084

PLAY EPISODE 21 HERE #PT5003, Published by Shadowsoft, Inc.(PA2082 on Atari’s Master Part Number Listing) In this episode I cover a very highly regarded arcade port for the Lynx, Robotron: 2084, released for the Lynx in 1991. Included are statistics for the game, a run-down on how to play it, reviews and ratings, some fun facts and trivia, and (of course) listener feedback about the game. Plus, during the course of this episode, I begin to foster grave concerns about Monty’s true motivations re

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EPISODE 20: Ninja 外伝 Gaiden

PLAY EPISODE 20 HERE  #PA2039, Published by Atari Corp. In this episode I cover one of the best arcade ports ever released for the Lynx, Ninja 外伝 Gaiden, released for the Lynx in 1991. Included are statistics for the game and a run-down on how to play it, along with reviews and ratings, some fun facts and trivia, and lots of listener feedback about the game. Also in today’s episode: Monty displays his prowess as a Supreme Verbal Ninja…whatever that is. “I know not one whit of sarcasm.” -Monty

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EPISODE 19: Tournament Cyberball 2072

PLAY EPISODE 19 HERE #PA2038, Published by Atari Corp. In this episode I cover the first of two American-rules football games for the Atari Lynx, Tournament Cyberball 2072, released in 1991. Included are statistics for the game and a run-down on how to play it, along with reviews and ratings, some fun facts and trivia, and some listener feedback about the game. In the previous episode, Monty and I discussed the differences between soccer and American football (I’m still unclear about that). In

EPISODE 18: World Class Fussball/Soccer

PLAY EPISODE 18 HERE #PA2037, Published by Atari Corp. In this episode I cover the first of two soccer games for the Lynx, World Class Fussball/Soccer, also known as World Class Soccer, released for the Lynx in 1992. Included are statistics for the game and a run-down on how to play it, along with reviews and ratings, some fun facts and trivia, and some listener feedback about the game. And Monty and I get into a spirited (and ultimately futile) discussion about the differences between soccer,

EPISODE 17: RoadBlasters

PLAY EPISODE 17 HERE #PA2036, Published by Atari Corp. In this episode Monty and I cover one of the best arcade combat racing games for the Lynx, RoadBlasters, released for the Lynx in 1990. In addition to providing statistics, gameplay, reviews and ratings, fun facts and trivia, and listener feedback about the game, I pose an easy Atari Lynx trivia question to Monty, who refuses to join in the fun and to provide an answer because he is not a fan of pub quizzes……nor of my singing.“Let’s all go

EPISODE IN02: Interview with Scott Rhoades

PLAY EPISODE IN02 HERE THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE:  Recorded May 19, 2021 Many, many thanks go to Scott Rhoades, the gifted Atari game manual writer who graciously agreed to be interviewed for The HandyCast. Scott's willingness to share his experiences at Atari during the Lynx's early days is a testament to his devotion to the craft of writing, to fans of his work, and to the Atari Lynx community. Cheers to you, Scott! Biography of Scott Rhoades: Portfolio website (includ

EPISODE IN01: Chuck Sommerville and LX Rudis Interview

LISTEN TO EPISODE IN01 HEREWATCH EPISODE IN01 ON YOUTUBE HERE Recorded August 9, 2018Many, many thanks go to Chuck Sommerville and Alex (LX) Rudis, who both graciously agreed to be interviewed for The HandyCast. The willingness of two such Atari Lynx legends to help flesh out some of their personal and professional experiences with the Lynx console and its games (especially Chip's Challenge) is a testament to their strong devotion to their craft, to their fans, and to the Atari Lynx community.

EPISODE 13: Warbirds

PLAY EPISODE 13 HERE #PA2032, Published by Atari Corp.In this episode I cover an excellent (and extremely fun) action/flight simulator for the Atari Lynx, Warbirds, released in April of 1991 by Atari Corporation. I’ve got vital statistics about the game, along with credits, gameplay, reviews and ratings, some fun facts and trivia, and some listener feedback about the game. WARBIRDS VITAL STATISTICS Release Date: April 1991 by Atari Corporation. Warbirds was originally scheduled for release in D

EPISODE 05: Gauntlet: The Third Encounter

PLAY EPISODE 05 HERE #PA2024, Published by Atari Corp.In this episode, I cover Gauntlet: The Third Encounter, which was released in 1990. Included in the episode is a complete rundown of the gameplay, music, and sound effects. I also highlight reviews of the game, and some of my loyal listeners have kindly provided their feedback on Gauntlet, so I share it as well. Plus, I also provide information about the prices that collectors can expect to pay for an Atari Lynx Gauntlet cartridge on eBay.

EPISODE 06: California Games

PLAY EPISODE 06 HERE #PA2025, Published by Atari Corp.In this extra-length episode, I cover California Games, the pack-in/launch title for the original Lynx console in September of 1989. Included in this major episode is a complete rundown of the gameplay, music, and sound effects for each segment of California Games. I also highlight reviews of the game, and I share feedback about the game from some of my loyal listeners. Plus, I also provide information about the prices that collectors can e

EPISODE 07: The Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge

PLAY EPISODE 07 HERE #LX101 (L402), Published by Telegames, Inc. In this episode (which is very late…sorry about that, Chief), I cover the first third-party game in this podcast, The Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge, released by publisher Telegames in 1991. Included is a complete rundown of the gameplay, music (what little there is), and sound effects for The Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge. I also highlight a few reviews of the game, some information about the prices that collectors can exp

EPISODE 08: Xenophobe

PLAY EPISODE 08 HERE #PA2026, Published by Atari Corp.In this episode , I cover one of the most popular games for the Atari Lynx, Xenophobe, released by Atari in August of 1990. Included is a complete rundown of the gameplay, music, and sound effects for Xenophobe. I also highlight a few reviews of the game, some information about the prices that collectors can expect to pay for a Xenophobe cartridge on eBay and other retailers, some trivia and fun facts about the game, and some very welcome fee

EPISODE 09: Chip's Challenge

PLAY EPISODE 09 HERE #PA2028, Published by Atari Corp.Here I cover one of the best-known games of all time, Chip's Challenge, released in September of 1989; it is one of the five launch titles for the original Atari Lynx. In this episode I've included a complete survey of the credits, gameplay, music, and sound effects for Chip's Challenge. Plus, as usual, I have reviews, listener feedback, current prices, some trivia, and some fun facts about the game. So grab a bag of chips and munch down wh

EPISODE 10: Todd's Adventures in Slime World

PLAY EPISODE 10 HERE #PA2029, Published by Atari Corp.In this episode, the longest (and the latest) episode of The HandyCast so far,  I cover one of the last games originally developed at Epyx, Inc., Todd’s Adventures in Slime World, released in October of 1990. I’ve included vital statistics, credits, gameplay, reviews and ratings, some fun facts and trivia, and some listener feedback about the game. And with the ComLynx cable it’s an eight-player game, so grab seven more of your friends for a

EPISODE 11: Zarlor Mercenary

PLAY EPISODE 11 HERE #PA2030, Published by Atari Corp.In this episode I cover the very last game originally developed at Epyx, Inc., Zarlor Mercenary, released in October of 1990. Alphabetically, it's also the very last original-release game for the Lynx. Plus, as far as I know, it's the only Lynx game that has "Mendicants"...or "Medicants"...or "Merdicants." I've included vital statistics, credits, gameplay, reviews and ratings, some fun facts and trivia, and some listener feedback about the g

EPISODE 15: Basketbrawl

PLAY EPISODE 15 HERE #PA2034, Published by Atari Corp.In this episode I cover one of several sports titles created for the Lynx, Basketbrawl, released for the Lynx in 1992. Included are statistics for the game and a run-down on how to play it, along with reviews and ratings, some fun facts and trivia, and some listener feedback about the game. BASKETBRAWL VITAL STATISTICS Release Date: Originally scheduled for release in December of 1991, according to this blurb on page 163 of the January 1991

EPISODE 14: QiX

PLAY EPISODE 14 HERE #LX102, Published by Telegames, Inc.In this episode I cover one of my favorite arcade games of the 1980s, QiX (pronounced "kicks"), released for the Lynx in 1991 by Telegames. I've got vital statistics about the game, along with gameplay, reviews and ratings, some fun facts and trivia, and some listener feedback about the game.QiX VITAL STATISTICS Release Date: October of 1991 by Telegames. Initial retail price: Unknown. Cartridge: Stereo curved lip-style cartridge of unkno

EPISODE 12: KLAX

PLAY EPISODE 12 HERE #PA2031, Published by Atari Corp.In this episode (better late than never) I cover one of the best games ever made for the Atari Lynx, KLAX, released in October of 1990. It's also the second of three original release titles for the Lynx that is played vertically, not horizontally (Gauntlet: The Third Encounter and NFL Football are the other two). In this episode I've got vital statistics about KLAX, along with credits, gameplay, reviews and ratings, some fun facts and trivia

EPISODE 16: Robo-Squash

PLAY EPISODE 16 HERE #PA2035, Published by Atari Corp.In this episode Monty and I cover a "Zero-G Futuresport" game for the Lynx, Robo-Squash, set in either the 29th or 31st century and released for the Lynx in 1990. As Monty seems somewhat confused as to what the game of squash really is, I go about setting him straight. In the meantime, he and I provide statistics for Robo-Squash, as well as a run-down on how to play it. We also go over reviews and ratings for the game, some fun facts and tr
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