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Offline TrekMD

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2012, 20:15:50 PM »
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It would have been a very different machine had Nintendo got hold of it, lots of shit platformers and RPG's probably.

We certainly never would have got all those fantastic arcade conversions.

I'm sure it would have been Mario this, Mario that and just about every platformer they could develop!  I much prefer the current Lynx library.  :)
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2012, 21:08:07 PM »
I disagree, as much as Nintendo aren't my favourite company, at least they would have marketed it better than Atari did, sure it would have had loads of shitty platformers and RPGs, but with hyperthetical better sales it would have had better 3rd party support like the Gameboy, so yes it would have had loads of arcade ports as well...
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2012, 21:29:26 PM »
Not so sure. Pretty much all the "arcade games" on both the NES and Gameboy are totally different to the original coin-ops and suck because of it.

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2012, 21:50:20 PM »
Yeah but the NES and GB were shite hardware wise, the Lynx as we know was more than capable, so I think there was a better chance at least, of course we shall never know!
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2012, 23:50:39 PM »
For anyone who has never seen it, well heard it would perhaps be a better phrase, here is a video I made of the Dragnet Demo playing on real hardware  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tETPj87J ... e=youtu.be

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2012, 23:52:17 PM »
Very cool!
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2012, 19:39:06 PM »
is it meant to be just music?

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2012, 19:49:59 PM »
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is it meant to be just music?

Pretty much yes, it was made as a sound demo and bloody amazing quality it is too.

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2012, 23:49:45 PM »
Another impressive demo, this time it's a graphical one though:

Wolfenstein 3D engine!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S4AR1YpRxU

This is a full 3D enviroment with texture mapped walls and a decent frame rate too, certainly shows just how powerful the Lynx is.

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2012, 19:18:42 PM »
poor mans Xybots

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2012, 23:36:52 PM »
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poor mans Xybots

The Lynx version of Xybots is very impressive but has fixed movement and no textures.

Here is another great demo by somebody else that shows how the Lynx can bitch slap the SNES:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVcbyWj3V5k

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2012, 23:37:57 PM »
God that takes me back.. great stuff.
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2012, 21:34:58 PM »
That brings memories and, goodness, look at all those video game retailer that no longer exist!
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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2012, 13:34:04 PM »
This has to be one of the shittest videos I have ever seen.

I don't even know where to begin with this utter fail:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=en ... JxgNfb9OvU

Please everyone give this crap the thumbs down it deserves!

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Re: The Atari Lynx
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2012, 15:30:47 PM »
The Linux?!  Can't believe he has thousands of likes for this crappy video.
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