History Behind Atari Lynx Purchase
What lies below is a listing of my Atari Lynx collection along with some history behind the system's purchase. One thing to keep in mind is that these are all the games I currently own. I've actually had other games throughout the years. But I got rid of some of them for whatever reason. Please also note that all of the games listed below are actual cartridges. I am neither into getting emulators for the classics nor am I into pirating the latest games.
As one of the first games for the Atari Lynx, Warbirds was a technical marvel. Moreover, this flight simulation excelled because it was realistic yet not too complicated. Warbirds is quite enjoyable in the one-player missions, as the goal is to try to shoot down the computer. The game is taken to a new level, however, when you link up with a friend!
I still remember playing this game for the first time and hearing some of the clearest voice samples I ever heard in a video game. That was 1990. Obviously, times have changed. But Klax has stood the test of time. It's a very unique concept in that you have to sort color tiles coming off a conveyor belt by catching them. I very much enjoy the game.
Apparently, I've always liked racing games with weapons, because RoadBlasters was my favorite arcade game for some time. I remember playing it on vacations, at malls, and everywhere I saw it. Since the NES version didn't do the game justice, I was very happy when it was ported to the Atari Lynx. And what an excellent port! Highly recommended!