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Lynx
Atari • 1989

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Launched ByAtari
Additional BrandsEpyx
Type4th Generation 16-bit Handheld / Portable Console
Launch01st September 1989
Discontinued1996


The Atari Lynx was a portable games console launched in 1989. The console was developed by R.J. Mical and Dave Needle at Epyx before being acquired by Atari.

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Atari Lynx Game System with Bag,Power Cord and 14 Games Bundle

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Atari Lynx 1 system Recapped Refurbished, Works Great!

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Emulation

System Emulator Notes
Windows / Mac OS / Linux MAME/MESS Support. Setname: lynx
Web Browser online Atari Lynx emulator -
Windows Handy -
Mac OS Open Emu OpenEmu is an emulator front-end for multiple emulators
Mac OS Handy v.0.9.9 ported by Richard Bannister. Needs Atari Lynx bios
Retroarch via lr-handy -
RetroPie via lr-handy and lr-beetle-lynx -

Emulator information last updated 18th April 2020

Tech Specs and further details

Name Lynx
Codename Handy Game, Portable Color Entertainment System
Origin United States
Processor WDC 65SC02
Power 6 x AA Batteries
Developed by R.J Mical, Dave Needle, Epyx
Memory 64KB RAM built in. Cartridges can have additional RAM up to 1MB
Display Output Built in backlit colour LCD screen
Display Size (pixels) 160 x 102
Colours Palette of 4,096
Audio Built-in Speaker, headphone port
Storage ROM Cartridge
Cost 179.99 (US Launch)
Models Later released as a smaller, updated model, unofficially called Lynx II

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