List of Atari Lynx games

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Left to right: Atari Lynx I and 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 in 1989, with a second revision called Lynx II being also released worldwide on July 1991. It was the second and last handheld console to be released under the Atari brand, succeeding the handheld iteration of Touch Me from 1978. The following list contains all of the games released for the Lynx.

Unveiled at the January's 1989 Winter Consumer Electronics Show as the Handy before being rechristened as the Lynx,[1][2] the system was released to compete with 8-bit and 16-bit handheld consoles such as the Game Boy, Game Gear and TurboExpress, initially starting off successfully. Due to stiff competition in the home console market at the time, Atari Corp. focused their resources into the Atari Jaguar before ceasing internal game development in 1996 and eventually discontinuing the platform. Around 73 titles were officially released on cartridge during the system's life span on the market, with 3 more titles being released after its discontinuation by Telegames. Originally released at US$179.99,[3] Atari dropped the price to $99.99 when the Lynx II was launched. Its unknown how many Lynx units were sold but it has been suggested that between 1 and 3 million units were sold in total.[4][5] Also listed are the unlicensed aftermarket (homebrew) titles.[5]

Commercially released games[edit]

Listed here are all 73[a] officially released Atari Lynx games.

Regions released Region description Released
NA (North America) North America and other NTSC territories. 76
PAL PAL/SECAM territories: much of Europe and Australia. 76
JP (Japan) Japan and other NTSC-J territories. 17
Title[6][7][8] Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release date(s) Regions released[9] Size
APB Vehicular combat Quicksilver Software Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 256K
Awesome Golf Sports Hand Made Software Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 256K
Baseball Heroes Sports Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Basketbrawl Sports Hamilton and Associates Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Batman Returns Action Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
BattleWheels Vehicular combat Beyond Games Atari Corporation 1993 NA, PAL 128K
Battlezone 2000 Combat simulation Hand Made Software Atari Corporation 1995 NA, PAL 256K
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Adventure Al Baker & Associates Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 256K
Blockout Puzzle P.Z.Karen Co. Development Group Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 128K
Blue Lightning Combat flight simulation Epyx Atari Corporation 1989 NA, PAL, JP 128K
Bubble Trouble Action Lore Design Limited Telegames 1994 NA, PAL 256K
California Games Sports Epyx Atari Corporation 1989 NA, PAL, JP 128K
Checkered Flag Racing Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 256K
Chip's Challenge Puzzle Epyx Atari Corporation 1989 NA, PAL, JP 128K
Crystal Mines II Puzzle Color Dreams Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 128K
Desert Strike Shoot 'em up Teque London Telegames 1993 NA, PAL 256K
Dinolympics Puzzle Imagitec Design Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Dirty Larry: Renegade Cop Beat 'em up Knight Technologies Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Double Dragon Beat 'em up Knight Technologies Telegames 1993 NA, PAL 256K
Dracula the Undead Adventure Hand Made Software Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Electrocop Action Epyx Atari Corporation 1989 NA, PAL, JP 256K
European Soccer Challenge Sports Krisalis Software Telegames 1993 NA, PAL 128K
Gates of Zendocon Shoot 'em up Epyx Atari Corporation 1989 NA, PAL, JP 128K
Gauntlet: The Third Encounter Dungeon crawl Epyx Atari Corporation 1990 NA, PAL, JP 128K
Gordo 106 Platform Tenth Planet Software Atari Corporation 1993 NA, PAL 256K
Hard Drivin' Racing NuFX Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 128K
Hockey Sports Alpine Software Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Hydra Action NuFX Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Ishidō: The Way of Stones Puzzle California Dreams Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 128K
Jimmy Connors' Tennis Sports Hand Made Software Atari Corporation 1993 NA, PAL 512K
Joust Action Shadowsoft Williams Electronics 1992 NA, PAL 128K
Klax Puzzle Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1990 NA, PAL, JP 256K
Krazy Ace Miniature Golf Sports Telegames Telegames 1993 NA, PAL 256K
Kung Food Beat 'em up Lore Design Limited Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Lemmings Puzzle DMA Design Atari Corporation 1993 NA, PAL 256K
Lynx Casino Casino Brian A. Rice, Inc. Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Malibu Bikini Volleyball Sports Hand Made Software Atari Corporation 1993 NA, PAL 256K
Ms. Pac-Man Maze Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1990 NA, PAL, JP 128K
NFL Football Sports BlueSky Software Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Ninja Gaiden Beat 'em up BlueSky Software Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 256K
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Action MidNite Software Atari Corporation 1993 NA, PAL ?K
Pac-Land Platform Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 128K
Paperboy Action Al Baker & Associates Atari Corporation 1990 NA, PAL, JP 128K
Pinball Jam Pinball Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Pit-Fighter Fighting Al Baker & Associates Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 512K
Power Factor Action Hand Made Software Atari Corporation 1993 NA, PAL 256K
Qix Action Knight Technologies Telegames 1991 NA, PAL 128K
Rampage Action Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1990 NA, PAL, JP 256K
Rampart Strategy Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
RoadBlasters Vehicular combat Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1990 NA, PAL, JP 256K
Robo-Squash Sports NuFX Atari Corporation 1990 NA, PAL, JP 128K
Robotron: 2084 Shoot 'em up Shadowsoft Williams Electronics 1991 NA, PAL 128K
Rygar Platform NuFX Atari Corporation 1990 NA, PAL, JP 256K
S.T.U.N. Runner Vehicular combat Al Baker & Associates Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 256K
Scrapyard Dog Platform Creative Software Designs Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 256K
Shadow of the Beast Platform Digital Developments Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Shanghai Puzzle Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1990 NA, PAL, JP 128K
Steel Talons Action NuFX Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Super Asteroids & Missile Command Shoot 'em up Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1995 NA, PAL 128K
Super Off Road Racing Leland Interactive Media Telegames 1993 NA, PAL 256K
Super Skweek Puzzle Loriciel SA Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 256K
Switchblade II Action Optimus Software Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
The Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge Chess Telegames Telegames 1991 NA, PAL 128K
Todd's Adventures in Slime World Action-adventure Epyx Atari Corporation 1990 NA, PAL, JP 128K
Toki Run and gun Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Tournament Cyberball Sports BlueSky Software Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 256K
Turbo Sub First-person shooter NuFX Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 128K
Viking Child Action role-playing Imagitec Design Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 256K
Warbirds Combat flight simulation Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 128K
World Class Fussball/Soccer Sports Brian A. Rice, Inc. Atari Corporation 1992 NA, PAL 256K
Xenophobe Run and gun Epyx Atari Corporation 1990 NA, PAL, JP 128K
Xybots Third-person shooter NuFX Atari Corporation 1991 NA, PAL 256K
Zarlor Mercenary Shoot 'em up Epyx Atari Corporation 1990 NA, PAL, JP 128K

Unlicensed games[edit]

There are currently 52 unlicensed games on this list.[b]

Title[6][7][8] Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s) Date first released Regions released
Alpine Games Sports Duranik Duranik 25 January 2004 Worldwide
Alpine Games Bonus Cartridge Compilation Duranik Duranik 20 February 2006 Worldwide
Always winter, never Christmas Visual novel Karri Kaksonen White Lynx 6 December 2017 Worldwide
Bitchy Puzzle Rygar Rygar 2009 Worldwide
Centipede Shoot 'em up Shadowsoft Video61 2003 Worldwide
CGE 5th Non-game Songbird Productions Songbird Productions 2002 Worldwide
Championship Rally Racing Songbird Productions Songbird Productions 2000 Worldwide
Conquest of Zow Space combat simulation Harry Dodgson MyAtari 2002 Worldwide
Crystal Mines II: Buried Treasure Puzzle Ken Beckett Songbird Productions 1999 Worldwide
Cyber Virus First-person shooter Beyond Games Songbird Productions 2002 Worldwide
Cyber Virus: Cinci-Classic Edition First-person shooter Beyond Games Songbird Productions 2001 Worldwide
Daemonsgate Role-playing game Imagitec Design B&C Computervisions 2003 Worldwide
Ejagfest Slideshow Non-game Björn Spruck Luchs Soft 30 December 2017 Worldwide
Eye of the Beholder Role-playing game NuFX EricDeLee 2011 Worldwide
Fat Bobby Platform Lore Design Limited Telegames 1997 NA, PAL 256K
Flappy Bird Arcade tonma White Lynx 4 January 2017 Worldwide
Hanoi Puzzle Devlynx, ZoneLynx Luchs Soft 9 June 2017 Worldwide
Hot Dog Platform Lore Design Limited Beta Phase Games 6 January 2011 Worldwide
Hyperdrome Sports Atari Corporation Telegames 1999 NA, PAL ?K
Lexis Puzzle Shadowsoft Songbird Productions 1999 Worldwide
Lode Runner Platform Atari Corporation Video61 16 July 2008 Worldwide
Loopz Puzzle Hand Made Software B&C Computervisions 2002 Worldwide
Lynx Othello Strategy Harry Dodgson Video61 1999 Worldwide
Lynx Reloaded Compilation Sage Björn Spruck 2009 Worldwide
Lynxopoly Party Matthias Aschenbrenner Hexgames 2009 Worldwide
MegaPak Vol. 1 Compilation Songbird Productions Songbird Productions 2008 Worldwide
P.I.T.S. Non-game B. Schick Deutsches VPI GmbH 1994 PAL
Poker Casino Atari Corporation Team Jaguar 2010 Worldwide
PokerMania Casino Markus Wuehl MW Software 2003 Worldwide
Ponx Sports Songbird Productions Songbird Productions 18 June 1999 Worldwide
Pounce! Platform Atari Corporation Video61 2007 Worldwide
QuadroMania Puzzle RPM Software Beta Phase Games 18 August 2017 Worldwide
Raiden Shoot 'em up BlueSky Software Telegames 1997 NA, PAL 256K
Relief Pitcher Sports Atari Corporation Team Jaguar 6 January 2011 Worldwide
Remnant: Planar Wars 3D Space combat simulation Songbird Productions Songbird Productions 2000 Worldwide
Retro X-MASsacre Shoot 'em up Luchs Soft Luchs Soft 6 December 2018 Worldwide
Reversi Strategy Atari Corporation Video61 2007 Worldwide
Road Riot 4WD Racing Images Software B&C Computervisions 2003 Worldwide
SFX: The Ultimate Audio Tool Non-game Songbird Productions Songbird Productions 1998 Worldwide
Shaken, not stirred: eJagFest Edition Compilation Karri Kaksonen White Lynx 4 October 2018 PAL
S.I.M.I.S. Compilation B. Schick, M. Domin L. Baumstark 1998 NA, PAL
SokoMania Puzzle Markus Wuehl MW Software 1999 Worldwide
Solitaire! Casino Karri Kaksonen White Lynx 2009 Worldwide
Space Battle Space combat simulation Harry Dodgson Luchs Soft 1 April 2019 Worldwide
T-Tris Puzzle B. Schick L. Baumstark 1996 NA, PAL
Unseen Adventure Marcin Siwek Luchs Soft 28 October 2018 Worldwide
Weltenschlächter Shoot 'em up Luchs Soft Luchs Soft 29 April 2017 Worldwide
Wyvern Tales Role-playing game Jasper van Turnhout Nomad Studio 4 April 2018 Worldwide
Xump - The Final Run Puzzle Nop90 Retroguru 19 April 2019 Worldwide
Yatsuna Vol. 1: The Alchemy of Cubes Compilation Fadest Retro-Gaming Connexion 2006 PAL
Yatsuna Vol. 2: The Space Incident Compilation Fadest Retro-Gaming Connexion 2008 PAL
Zaku Shoot 'em up PenguiNet Super Fighter Team 24 October 2009 Worldwide

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This number is always up to date by this script.
  2. ^ This number is always up to date by this script.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jermaine, John (September 1989). "Lynx, an interview with the men behind the machine". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 3. Sendai Publishing. pp. 70–72.
  2. ^ Latimer, Peter (July 2005). "Atari Lynx". Retro Gamer. No. 4. pp. 24–31.
  3. ^ "Toys R Us weekly ad". The Catoosa County News. December 5, 1990. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  4. ^ "Video Games :: Lynx". Atari Explorer. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  5. ^ a b Hawken, Kieren (May 2014). "Lynx Awakening: An Atari Lynx Retrospective". Retro Gamer. No. 129. Imagine Publishing. pp. 48–55.
  6. ^ a b Yarusso, Albert. "Atari Lynx Rarity Guide". AtariAge. Archived from the original on 2017-01-27. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  7. ^ a b "Lynx - Games by Category: All". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  8. ^ a b "Atari Lynx video games list". uvlist.net. Universal Videogame List. 2020. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  9. ^ "LYNX Soft" (in Japanese). GAME Data Room. Archived from the original on 2018-04-08. Retrieved 2019-04-20.

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