List of Atari Lynx games

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Atari Lynx I
Atari Lynx II

The Atari Lynx is a 16-bit handheld game console developed by Atari Corporation and designed by Epyx, released in North America on September 1, 1989. It was the second and last handheld console to be released under the Atari brand.

73 titles were officially released on cartridge, with one title that was self-published in 1995 for a total of 74 titles released during its commercial run. The following list contains all of the games released for the Lynx.

Region code guide
Regions released Region description
NA (North America) North America and other NTSC territories, besides Japan
PAL PAL/SECAM territories: much of Europe, Australia, parts of Asia
JP (Japan) Japanese (NTSC-J) formatted release

Commercial released games[edit]

Title[1] Genre Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release date[2]
NA PAL JP
A.P.B. Vehicular combat Quicksilver Software Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Awesome Golf Sports Hand Made Software Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Baseball Heroes Sports Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Basketbrawl Sports Hamilton and Associates Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Batman Returns Beat 'em up Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
BattleWheels Vehicular combat Beyond Games Beyond Games 1993 1993 N/A
Battlezone 2000 Combat simulation, first-person shooter, vehicular combat Hand Made Software, Ltd. Atari Corporation 1995 1995 N/A
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Action, Adventure Al Baker & Associates Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Block Out Puzzle P.Z.Karen Co. Development Group Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Blue Lightning Flight simulator Epyx Atari Corporation 1989 1989 December 1, 1989
Bubble Trouble Platform Lore Design Ltd. Telegames, Inc. 1994 1994 N/A
California Games Sports Epyx Atari Corporation 1989 1989 December 1, 1989
Checkered Flag Racing Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Chip's Challenge Puzzle Epyx Atari Corporation 1989 1989 February 2, 1990
Crystal Mines II Puzzle Color Dreams, Inc. Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Desert Strike Shoot 'em up Teque London Ltd. Telegames, Inc. 1993 1993 N/A
Dinolympics Puzzle Imagitec Design Ltd. Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Dirty Larry: Renegade Cop Action Knight Technologies Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Double Dragon Beat 'em up Knight Technologies Telegames, Inc. 1993 1993 N/A
Dracula the Undead Adventure Hand Made Software Ltd. Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
ElectroCop Action Epyx Atari Corporation 1989 1989 November 25, 1989
European Soccer Challenge Sports Krisalis Software Telegames, Inc. 1993 1993 N/A
Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge Strategy Telegames, Inc. Telegames, Inc. 1991 1991 N/A
Gates of Zendocon Scrolling shooter Epyx Atari Corporation October, 1989 1989 December 23, 1989
Gauntlet: The Third Encounter Dungeon crawl Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1990 1990 April 8, 1990
Gordo 106 Platform Tenth Planet Atari Corporation 1993 1993 N/A
Hard Drivin' Racing NuFX Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Hockey Sports Alpine Software Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Hydra Action, racing NuFX Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Ishido: The Way of Stones Puzzle California Dreams Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Jimmy Connors Tennis Sports Hand Made Software Ltd. Atari Corporation 1993 1993 N/A
Joust Action Shadowsoft, Inc. Williams Electronics, Inc. 1992 1992 N/A
Klax Puzzle Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1990 1990 September 15, 1990
Krazy Ace Miniature Golf Sports Telegames, Inc. Telegames, Inc. 1993 1993 N/A
Kung Food Beat 'em up Lore Games Ltd. Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Lemmings Puzzle DMA Design Psygnosis Limited 1993 1993 N/A
Lynx Casino Casino Brian A. Rice, Inc. Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Malibu Bikini Volleyball Sports Hand Made Software Ltd. Atari Corporation 1993 1993 N/A
Ms. Pac-Man Maze Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1990 1990 November 30, 1990
NFL Football Sports BlueSky Software Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Ninja Gaiden Beat 'em up BlueSky Software Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Platform MidNite Entertainment Group, Inc. Atari Corporation 1993 1993 N/A
Pac-Land Platform Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Paperboy Action Al Baker & Associates Atari Corporation 1990 1990 December 8, 1990
Pinball Jam Pinball Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Pit-Fighter Fighting Al Baker & Associates Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Power Factor Action, adventure Hand Made Software Ltd. Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Qix Action Knight Technologies Telegames, Inc. 1991 1991 N/A
Rampage Action Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1990 1990 December 20, 1990
Rampart Puzzle, Strategy Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
RoadBlasters Vehicular combat Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1990 1990 January 5, 1991
Robo-Squash Sports NuFX Atari Corporation 1990 1990 July 26, 1991
Robotron: 2084 Shoot 'em up Shadowsoft, Inc. Williams Electronics, Inc. 1991 1991 N/A
Rygar Platform NuFX Atari Corporation 1990 1990 December 22, 1990
S.T.U.N. Runner Racing, shooter Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Scrapyard Dog Platform Creative Software Designs, Inc. Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Shadow of the Beast Platform Digital Developments Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Shanghai Strategy Mediagenic Atari Corporation 1990 1990 August 2, 1991
Steel Talons Action NuFX Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Super Asteroids & Missile Command Shoot 'em up Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1995 1995 N/A
Super Off Road Racing Leland Interactive Media Telegames, Inc. 1993 1993 N/A
Super Skweek Puzzle Loriciel SA Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Switchblade II Platform Gremlin Graphics, Ltd.
Optimus Software
Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Todd's Adventures in Slime World Action adventure Epyx Atari Corporation 1990 1990 August 25, 1990
Toki Platform, Run and gun Fabtek, Inc. Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Tournament Cyberball 2072 Sports BlueSky Software Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Turbo Sub Shoot 'em up NuFX Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Viking Child Platform Imagitec Design Ltd. Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Warbirds Combat flight simulator Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
World Class Fussball/Soccer Sports Brian A. Rice, Inc. Atari Corporation 1992 1992 N/A
Xenophobe Shoot 'em up Atari Corporation
Epyx
Atari Corporation 1990 1990 November 30, 1990
Xybots Third-person shooter NuFX Atari Corporation 1991 1991 N/A
Zarlor Mercenary Shoot 'em up Epyx Atari Corporation 1990 1990 December 8, 1990

Commercial Homebrew games[edit]

Title[1] Genre Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release date
NA PAL JP
Alpine Games Sports Duranik Duranik 2004 2004 N/A
Loopz Puzzle Hand Made Software Ltd. Songbird Productions 2004 2004 N/A
Lynxopoly Puzzle Matashen Matashen 2009 2009 N/A
S.I.M.I.S Puzzle Schick/Matthias Domin Schick/L.Baumstark 1998 1998 N/A
T-Tris Puzzle Schick Telegames 1995 1995 N/A
Zaku Scrolling Shooter PenguiNet Super Fighter Team 2009 2009 N/A

Cancelled games[edit]

Title[3][4][5][6] Genre Developer(s) Publisher(s) Planned Released Date/Last Year Developed or Mentioned Notes
720° Sports Atari Corporation Atari Corporation June, 1992 No prototype has surfaced
Alien vs Predator First-person shooter Images Software Ltd. Atari Corporation 1994 A more complete version will be sold by Beta Phase Games[7]
Barbarian Bodyguard Action Epyx Atari Corporation October, 2002 Interview with author revealed approximately 33% complete. No source code or pictures available.[8]
Battletoads Beat 'em up, Platform Leland Interactive Media Telegames, Inc. February, 2003 No prototype has surfaced[9]
Bleaker Action, Adventure, Role-playing game Digital Thunder Digital Thunder March, 2003 No prototype has surfaced
Blue Earth Role-playing game Digital Thunder Digital Thunder March, 2003 No prototype has surfaced
Blood & Guts Hockey Sports NuFX Atari Corporation 1992 No prototype has surfaced
Cabal Cabal shooter Fabtek, Inc. Atari Corporation April, 1992 Artwork exists but no prototype has surfaced
Defender Scrolling shooter Shadowsoft, Inc. Atari Corporation March, 2003 No prototype has surfaced
Dragnet Demo 42Bastian Schick 42Bastian Schick 1995 ROM released online
Dungeon Slayers Role-playing game Atari Corporation Atari Corporation December, 2011 Prototype exists but has not been released.[10] Source code currently in hands of Harry Dodgson[11]
Dynablaster Action, Maze, Strategy Ubisoft Ubisoft April, 2007 Only a sigle screenshot exists.[12] No prototype has surfaced
Edward 2000 Breakout Mr. Castle Mr. Castle August, 1996 Development was halted and no prototype has surfaced[13]
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Shooter Atari Corporation Atari Corporation March, 2015 Only a single screenshot exists
Evergreen N/A JagSoft JagSoft March, 2003 No prototype has surfaced
Full Court Press Basketball Sports Ringler Studios Atari Corporation 1992 No prototype has surfaced[14]
The Furies Action Digital Thunder Digital Thunder March, 2003 No prototype has surfaced
GeoDuel Action Atari Corporation Atari Corporation June, 1992 Prototype exists but has not been released[15]
The Guardians: Storm Over Doria Role-playing game Knight Technologies Telegames, Inc. 1992 30% Complete. Artwork exists but no prototype has surfaced[16]
Heavyweight Contender Sports Ringler Studios Atari Corporation 1992 No prototype has surfaced[14]
Hellraiser Action, Puzzle Color Dreams, Inc. Color Dreams 1990 Flyer advertizing the Lynx version exists.[17] No prototype has surfaced
Iron Reign Simulation, Strategy Digital Thunder Digital Thunder March, 2003 No prototype has surfaced
Marlboro Go! Racing, Sports Digital Image Philip Morris USA 1993 ROM released online
Metal Mutant Action, Adventure Silmarils Atari Corporation October, 2003 No prototype has surfaced[18]
ParaLemmings Shooter Laurens Simonis Laurens Simonis 1997 ROM released online
Puzzler 2000 Puzzle Markus Wuehl Markus Wuehl 1998 ROM released online
Rolling Thunder Run and gun Atari Corporation Telegames, Inc. November, 1992 Artwork exists but no prototype has surfaced[19]
Strider II Action, Platform Tiertex Design Studios U.S. Gold July, 1991 50% complete.[20] No prototype has surfaced
TNT Terry Maze, Strategy Laurens Simonis Laurens Simonis July, 1998 Prototype exists but is not available online.[21] Footage exists[22]
Vindicators Run and gun Atari Corporation Atari Corporation June, 1992 Artwork and prototype exists but is not available online[23]

Notes and references[edit]

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  2. ^ "LYNX Soft". GAME Data Room. Retrieved 2018-04-07. 
  3. ^ Vaskelis, Darius. "Atari Lynx FAQ". AtariAge. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  4. ^ Pac, Classic. "1992 Lynx Catalog". AtariAge. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  5. ^ "Atari (UK) – Lynx Log - 1992". Atarimania. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  6. ^ "Atari (UK) – Lynx Log 2 - 1992". Atarimania. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  7. ^ "Reprints of Hotdog and Relief Pitcher and New Releases Coming This Month". AtariAge. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  8. ^ D. George, Gregory (October 25, 2002). "The Games of Peter Engelbrite". The Atari Times. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  9. ^ "Unreleased Telegames, Lynx game – the Guardians - questions". AtariAge. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  10. ^ "Dungeon Slayers". AtariAge. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  11. ^ Dodgson, Harry. "DungeonMaster (aka "Dungeon Slayers") for the Lynx?". AtariAge. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  12. ^ "Dyna Blaster ((Unreleased))". Retro Isle. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  13. ^ Castle, Ed (August 2, 1996). "Edward 2000". The Atari Times. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  14. ^ a b "Ringler Studios". Game Developer Research Institute. August 14, 2017. Retrieved 2018-05-03. 
  15. ^ "GeoDuel". AtariAge. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  16. ^ D. George, Gregory (June 7, 2004). "Whatever Happened to Guardians". The Atari Times. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  17. ^ "Hellraiser - 1990". The Hellbound Web. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  18. ^ Pocket (October 25, 2003). "Metal Mutant for Lynx..." AtariAge. Retrieved 2018-05-03. 
  19. ^ "Short ProShots - Lynx - Rolling Thunder (Atari)". GamePro. No. 75. IDG. November 1992. p. 172. 
  20. ^ "Lynx Column - Atari Attack - Strider II". Raze. No. 9. Newsfield. July 1991. p. 20. 
  21. ^ "T-N-T Terry Proto". AtariAge. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  22. ^ Zonelynx (November 16, 2009). Post Atari Lynx games -TNT Terry-. YouTube. 
  23. ^ Zonelynx (September 20, 2011). Lynx treasure -Vindicators-. YouTube.