RipTen: "Let’s take a trip back in time to the magical year of 1989 and all that it entailed; a simpler time when it was acceptable to wear hideous sweaters and video game magazine covers looked like bad fan art."
I remember my friend down the block got a Lynx. I couldn't believe the graphics. It was 16-bit even before there were 16 bit consoles. Too bad Nintendo was like /supriseattackGameBoyKO R.I.P Lynx and Jaguar.
Lol, and people complain NGP size? lmfaoooooo
Yeah NGP is like 18 and a half cm's long, get a school ruler snap it at 19 cm's and see how comfortable it is inside your pocket. Am not saying I would rather it be smaller because a 5" screen is awesome, but honestly it is very big...
Lets say you do manage to get it in your pocket well unless you have bluetooth headphones it will stay in your pocket doing nothing. Try getting the PSP2 in your pocket with a set of headphones plugged in. They should have put the headphone plug at one end like the original PSPs and not right in the middle. I really want the PSP2 but I'm not sure I want to sacrifice having a portable music player (I currently have the PSP Go).
It is not like the NGP is wider than the 3DS just to let you know.
I still have my Lynx and Jaguar. Tempest 2000 and Defender 2000 were reason enough for me to own the Jaguar. My Jag is suffering from a case of the red screen of death / cartridge connection error. I need to figure out how to fix that. Blue Lightning, California Games and Klax were my favorite Lynx games.
Not yet, but I just scored one on eBay for 7 bucks. Looking forward to it!
Yeah, the Lynx was extremely powerful for its time. They were even developing a version of Alien vs Predator for it that was actually in first person, but it was never finished. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
That surfing game on Lynx ruled the world.
The Turbo Express was well beyond it's time. With the recent news about the Sony NGP demonstrating games that almost mirror the graphics quality of the PS3, the Turbo Express did one better. It actually played TG16 cards! Yes, this was an actual TG16 shrunken down to a handheld size console. TG16 though 8bit processor, had real 16bit graphics. Lynx gameplay graphics: http://media.giantbomb.com/... Turbo Express/TG16: http://cdn1.iofferphoto.com...
Sounds like the Turbo Express was alot like the Sega Nomad that played Genesis cartridges.
While the Turbo Express had a better screen, the Lynx had a lot more hardware support for things like parallax scrolling, sprite scaling, and tiling, so it was in a lot of ways more powerful. It also had a much better sound processor and was capable of displaying more colors simultaneously. The TurboGrafix 16/PC Engine/ Turbo Express did have a much better library of games though.
DirectX 65,000 graphics.
Stupid Tetris. Hate Tetris.
*shrug* It's just not fun.
fair enough http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Haha, exactly. I always was a Sega kid, so I didn't get much exposure to Nintendo products until my teen years, Tetris included. I'm fine with that.
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Really? We're you around in 1989? It was almost kind of a big deal! :-p
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I actually owned one. Sold it because I couldn't find games for it anywhere.
Nintendo's had the portable market on lockdown since the first GameBoy.
Uhm, keep going. Anyone remember Game&Watch? Thats why I say Nintendo didnt just dominate handhelds, they owned the market. And I dont say "owned" in some geeky net speak, I mean that had it all to themselves and no one else competed in any meaningful way until the PSP.
Rygar was the game I played over and over on this. I remember it being pretty hard. Wouldn't mind another go at it. Lots of fallen soldiers in the Handheld Wars of the 80s and 90s
I have two Lynx systems and about 20 games for them. I have the original model and the newer re-designed model. I spent so much time playing the half-pipe in California Games. I wish I still had my Blue Lightning cart. That was an awesome game, too. And Klax. Oh my gosh, my Klax addiction knew no end. The Lynx port was really good.
The only real competition Gameboy hadwas Game Gear... other than that the rest of the competion was left on the sidlines
Should have been called the Atari Bryx
Me and my dad had a Lynx back then. We spent many hours "linking" them up and playing Warbirds (World War 1 biplane "sim" of sorts). Good times..... That was pretty much the only game I played on it. LOL..Used to own that very same Nintendo "Game and Watch" Juggling handheld too and a few others back in the day.
I found a Lynx II about 7 years very cheap to replace the one I sold many years before. Gates of Zendocon! Chips Challenge Hydra Lemmings are about my favorites. The size never bothered me given just how far ahead this was compared to the GB. LONG LIVE LYNX! They should make an (official) emulator for XBL/PSN or for DS
Lynx never almost dominated the handheld market.
nintendo held down my school. no one had a lynx then. But i always did want one, never managed to snag one tho.
Atari definitely had a nice entry.
Lynx definitely had a real shot. Just shows what one killer app can do for a system.
tl;dr was this before or after E.T?
after, about 6 years or so.
had one i remember playing cali games in the back seat of my homies car and him yelling at me to turn it down : )lol it was louder then his stereo : ) lol lmfao
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