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Offline zapiy

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Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« on: May 30, 2013, 19:37:36 PM »
Continuing on our themed threads discussing underappreciated games.. Its now the Atari Lynx turn, this handheld has many fine games but i still think some get little appreciation.. Here are some of what i think.


Pinball Jam:



Some see it as a simple Pinball game and i guess it is, but it's colorful, sound is great, and the replay value is high.

Gates of Zendocon:



This is a great little side scrolling shooter, it has great graphics and sound..
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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 20:08:16 PM »

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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 20:10:59 PM »
Great call fella, sadly i don't have this game but one i will look for.
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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 04:03:22 AM »
I've always loved to play Pinball Jam on the Lynx and Gates of Zendocon is definitely another one I really like.

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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 07:33:15 AM »
For a time awesome golf was the ony game I had on Lynx with robosquash.

I love Robosquash too.

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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013, 21:58:48 PM »
Pinball Jam - this never really impressed me tbh so not underappreciated imho.

Gates of Zendocon - adored this game back in the day for a whole host of reasons & it does seem underappreciated by many retro gamers today seemingly because it's not Gradius/R-Type or a bullet hell shmup... or to put that another way, Japanese.

Awesome Golf
- a cracking effort back in the day that went wild in showcasing the console's graphics trickery, still holds up reasonably well today all things considered, probably more 'forgotten' or 'unknown' than underappreciated, imho. A fun retro arcade-style golf game alternative to Neo Turf Masters for the AES/MVS
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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 02:25:55 AM »
I like Pinball Jam also, but the color scheme can make it difficult to track the ball.

I personally feel that Ninja Gaiden III gets a bad rep for no really good reasons. It plays just like the NES game. If I have a complaint, it's definitely the color palette, everything is washed in brown. I think it's a fun platformer for the Lynx, and quite difficult too. I remember the NES games being very difficult also.

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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2013, 17:58:31 PM »
Count me as one of the Ninja Gaiden III haters, my biggest problem with it is that it is exactly the same as the NES game!

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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2013, 18:46:07 PM »
Ninja Gaiden was a game i never got along with...

So far we all seem to agree on..

Gates of Zendocon
Pinball Jam
Awesome Golf..

Anymore?
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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2013, 21:45:40 PM »
Quote from: "zapiy"
So far we all seem to agree on..

Gates of Zendocon
Pinball Jam
Awesome Golf..

You must have missed my comment about Pinball Jam then!
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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2013, 23:56:58 PM »
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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 00:48:10 AM »
I've always liked Scarpyard Dog for the Lynx!  I think it's a fun game!

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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2013, 22:55:05 PM »
Me too mate, i only ever managed to complete a few of the worlds..
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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2013, 03:26:49 AM »
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Me too mate, i only ever managed to complete a few of the worlds..

There are some warps that let you jump ahead.  :)

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Re: Underappreciated Atari Lynx games.
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2014, 02:47:26 AM »
Here is another

Steel Talons



Great little game, basic but fun.. Control a helicopter and shoot the hell out of tanks and stuff lol.
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