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The Making Of Blue Lightning

The Atari Lynx was the most powerful home console on the planet when it launched in 1989. Here we go behind the scenes of one of its most impressive launch titles.
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Rygar

It may be 22 years since the Lynx was released- but I just bought one for the first time, off ebay, with games, with RYGAR!!  Yep, Rygar is pretty much the reason I bought one, being such a fan of the original arcade game, I wanted to experience and play the handheld version…

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Ishido

I chanced upon this about eight years ago when Game and Telegames got together in a deal to distribute retro stock in regular Game stores…

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APB

I love having the odd stab at this, I think this is one of the most overlooked games in Atari’s canon…

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Lynxopoly

In the same style as the board game Monopoloy comes the Lynx game Lynxopoly…

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Zarlor Mercenary

Despite its bountiful supply of excellent arcade conversions, shoot-em-ups are something of a rarity on Atari's excellent, yet highly underrated handheld…

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STUN Runner

If I've not been able to convince a single person that Atari's Lynx is worth picking up then I've pretty much wasted every evening for the last two weeks…

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Paperboy

If I had to use a single word to sum up Atari's conersion of its coin-op hit then I'd probably find myself opting for competant…

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Roadblasters

In the space of ten profiles I've already revealed some of the Lynx's best arcade conversions, but it's now time to show off the best of the lot…

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Joust

It's a shame that Williams entered the Lynx market so late, as we'd have loved to have seen what other gems developer Shadowsoft would have converted to the excellent handheld…

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Rampage

So here we are again with another highly polished arcade conversion on the Atari Lynx (we're beginning to see a pattern here)…

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Klax

Any good handheld worth its salt needs a brilliant puzzler to while away the hours…

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Gates of Zendecon

There's only a handful of shmups available on Atari's Lynx, and sadly, none of them are really much cop…

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California Games

Packed in with the Atari Lynx, California Games is a cut down version of the Commodore64 original that boasts a great multiplayer mode, some really neat graphical effects and rather limiting gameplay…

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Blue Lightning

Launched alongside the Lynx with California Games, Epyx's Blue Lightning was something of a revelation back in 1989

With it's impossibly fast graphics, super slick scrolling and fast and frantic gameplay, it instantly made early Game Boy efforts like Tetris and Super Mario Land look likeyesterday's news (despite both titles having far better gameplay)…

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Xybots

It's a shame that the Lynx is often ridiculed when put up against the Game Gear and Game Boy, as it truly has some superb titles available for it…

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Xenophobe

Bally Midway's Xenophobe may not have set the arcades alight upon its 1987 release, but it made for a cracking good Atari Lynx released…

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