Throwback Console Thursdays: Atari Lynx II

Atari Lynx -1  Its Thursday, which means Throwback time. Today we take a look at the first handheld gaming console to bring color to the gaming  universe, the Atari Lynx. The Atari Lynx is a 16-bit handheld game console that was released by Atari Corporation in September 1989. the Lynx competed with Nintendo’sGame Boy (released just a month earlier), the Sega Game Gear and NEC’s TurboExpress. The Atari Lynx II comes with a backlit display, a switchable right-handed/left-handed (upside down) configuration, and the ability to network with up to 17 other units via its “Comlynx” system. At Lunch the original Lyna was Priced at $179, while the Lynx II was priced at $99 without accessories.

 

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