Sunday, September 30, 2007

Lynx Stats

Lynx (console)

Atari Lynx
Atari Lynx
Manufacturer Atari
Type Handheld game console
Generation Third generation
First available September 1989[1]
Online service ComLynx
(17 player networking)
Units sold 2 million
Top-selling game Road Blasters

The Lynx was a handheld game console released by Atari in 1989. The Lynx holds the distinction of being the world's first handheld electronic game with a color LCD display. The system is also notable for its forward-looking features, advanced graphics, and ambidextrous layout. The Lynx was released in 1989, the same year as Nintendo's (monochromatic) Game Boy. However, the Lynx failed to achieve the critical mass required to attract quality third party developers, and was eventually abandoned.

Today, as with a lot of older consoles, there is still a small group of devoted fans, creating and selling games for the system. An emulator called Handy was released to play Lynx games on PCs in 2000.

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