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Atari Lynx Buyer's Guide

Atari's first -- and last -- venture into handheld gaming might not have been commercially successful, but it was most certainly a special time in gaming. With hardware designed by the engineers of the Amiga, and a first party lineup from legendary Commodore-era developer Epyx, the Lynx would prove to be the beginning and end of a new age for Atari. The Lynx was slinging around 16-bit pseudo-3D while Nintendo's green-and-purple screens struggled to replicate NES games. It might have been the unique hardware design with unlimited sprite-pushing and hardware scaling, or simply the way it was so dominated by a strong first party line-up, but it's hard to ignore the cult appeal of Atari's handheld wonder.

Whether you're an old Lynx owner hoping to get those memories back, or a newcomer looking to catch up on what you missed, right now is the best opportunity you'll have.

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