
V roce 1987 dva pracovnï¿½ci firmy Epyx (D.Needle a R.J.Mical, oba pozdï¿½ji spolupracovali na vï¿½voji Amigy) sestrojili prototyp prvnï¿½ho barevnï¿½ho handheldu na svï¿½tï¿½. ï¿½ï¿½kali mu prostï¿½ "Handy". Epyx nemï¿½l ale sï¿½m prostï¿½edky na nï¿½kladnï¿½ rozjetï¿½ seriovï¿½ vï¿½roby a nastartovï¿½nï¿½ reklamnï¿½ kampanï¿½, a tak prodal prï¿½va tehdy jeï¿½tï¿½ mocnï¿½mu Atari... Prodej byl zahï¿½jen v roce 1989 za cenu tï¿½snï¿½ pod 100 dolarï¿½ (125 dolarï¿½ v bundlu s jednou hrou).
Zï¿½kladnï¿½ systï¿½m byl ve vï¿½robï¿½ brzo nahrazen modelem "Lynx II", kterï¿½ reagoval na nejpalï¿½ivï¿½jï¿½ï¿½ pï¿½ipomï¿½nky uï¿½ivatelï¿½. Spotï¿½eba bateriï¿½ nepatrnï¿½ (ï¿½dajnï¿½ o 15 procent) poklesla, pï¿½ibyla moï¿½nost vypnout podsvï¿½cenï¿½ displaye ve chvï¿½li zapauzovï¿½nï¿½ hry, novï¿½ power LED signalizovana dochï¿½zejï¿½cï¿½ baterie. Vï¿½stup na sluchï¿½tka povï¿½ï¿½il z mono na stereo (dokonce nï¿½kterï¿½ hry stereo vyuï¿½ï¿½vajï¿½  Roadblasters). Vï¿½e doplnil novï¿½ design.
Tï¿½iï¿½tï¿½m ï¿½spï¿½chu Lynxe (pochopitelnï¿½ relativnï¿½ho, proti GBC nemï¿½l ï¿½anci) jsou myslï¿½m pï¿½edevï¿½ï¿½m velmi dobrï¿½ hry. Nï¿½kterï¿½ konverze arkï¿½d jsou opravdu skvï¿½le provedeny  Toki, Raiden, Xybots, Klax  ale najdeme tu i hry pï¿½vodem z domï¿½cï¿½ch poï¿½ï¿½taï¿½ï¿½  Shadow of the Beast, Eye of Beholder, Desert Strike. Celkem pro Lynxe vznikla necelï¿½ stovka her, a opravdu jen o malokterï¿½ se dï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ci, ï¿½e je vyloï¿½enï¿½ hroznï¿½.
Zajï¿½mavostï¿½ je, ï¿½e pro Lynx jeï¿½tï¿½ stï¿½le novï¿½ hry vznikajï¿½ . Firma Songbird Production si vytkla za ï¿½kol zajistit pï¿½eï¿½itï¿½ Lynxe a Jaguara i do pï¿½ï¿½tï¿½ho tisï¿½ciletï¿½, a tak produkuje nï¿½kolik novï¿½ch titulï¿½ roï¿½nï¿½ za nadï¿½enï¿½ho jï¿½sï¿½nï¿½ pï¿½ï¿½znivcï¿½ Lynxe, a naprostï¿½ho nezï¿½jmu zbytku svï¿½ta. Nï¿½kolik vesmï¿½s IMHO nezajï¿½mavï¿½ch titulï¿½ uï¿½ vyï¿½lo v loï¿½skï¿½m roce (Lexis, Ponx), dalï¿½ï¿½ se chystajï¿½. A samozï¿½ejmï¿½ jako pro kaï¿½dï¿½ "mrtvï¿½" vznikajï¿½ i free hry, vytvï¿½ï¿½enï¿½ nadï¿½enci s programï¿½torskï¿½m talentem  jednu z nich si mï¿½ï¿½ete stï¿½hnout zde  klasiku Marble Maddness.
Vï¿½hody Lynxe proti GBC:
 multiplayer. Technicky umoï¿½ï¿½uje Lynx hru aï¿½ 18 hrï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ zï¿½roveï¿½. V praxi ovï¿½em hry podporujï¿½ max. 8 hrï¿½ï¿½ï¿½, ale i to je dokonce i na dneï¿½nï¿½ dobu hodnï¿½ (podpora 4 hrï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ je jednï¿½m z trumfï¿½ GBA, kterï¿½ se objevï¿½ v roce 2000, o 11 let po Lynxu...).
 podsvï¿½cenï¿½ display. Kdo mï¿½ GBC, vï¿½ jak je nepouï¿½itelnï¿½ pokud nenï¿½ nablï¿½zku zdroj dostateï¿½nï¿½ ostrï¿½ho svï¿½tla. Na druhou stranu tahle vlastnost nakonec stï¿½la za neï¿½spï¿½chem Lynxe  podsvï¿½cenï¿½ ï¿½ere baterie neuvï¿½ï¿½itelnï¿½m tempem. Nintendo se z chyby Atari pouï¿½ilo, a v ï¿½ï¿½dnï¿½ ze svï¿½ch handheldï¿½ podsvï¿½cenï¿½ nepouï¿½ilo, a zatï¿½m se zdï¿½ ï¿½e ani v budoucnu nepouï¿½ije.
 moï¿½nost propojenï¿½ s Atari Jaguar. Dnes bï¿½nï¿½ vlastnost handheldï¿½, pï¿½ed deseti lety kuriozita. Navï¿½c ani afaik nikdy neexistoval ï¿½ï¿½dnï¿½ software, kterï¿½ by tï¿½to moï¿½nosti vyuï¿½il, takï¿½e kuriozitou i zï¿½stane.
Hardware
CPU: M65C02 na 3.6MHz
barvy: 16 z palety 4096
zvuk: 4 kanï¿½ly mono (u verze II stereo)
display: podsvï¿½cenï¿½ LCD s rozliï¿½enï¿½m 160x102
pamï¿½t: 64kb
media: cartridge s max kapacitou 8MBit
napï¿½jenï¿½: 6 AA bateriï¿½ vydrï¿½ï¿½ pouhï¿½ 4 hodiny, dobï¿½jecï¿½ baterie ï¿½dajnï¿½ jen necelï¿½ dvï¿½ hodiny
Kde ho vzï¿½t
Lynx se uï¿½ nevyrï¿½bï¿½. I pï¿½esto se dï¿½ jeï¿½tï¿½ stï¿½le koupit i novï¿½ pï¿½ï¿½stroj, cena ale nenï¿½ pï¿½ï¿½liï¿½ pï¿½ï¿½znï¿½vï¿½  kolem 75 dolarï¿½ bez pï¿½ï¿½sluï¿½enstvï¿½ (tï¿½eba zde). Hry stojï¿½ od 30 do 50 dolarï¿½, ale v rï¿½znï¿½ch bazarech a online aukcï¿½ch (eBay) se dajï¿½ koupit i za zlomek ceny, stejnï¿½ jako komplet handheld s pï¿½ï¿½sluï¿½enstvï¿½m.
Galerie (dalï¿½ï¿½ obrï¿½zky naleznete v sekci Hry) 

Xybots a Zarlor Mercenary
Xenophobe a Malibu Bikini Volleyball
Handy
poslednï¿½ verze: 0.90 (610 kB) z 18.6.2001
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Nejlepï¿½ï¿½, neb v podstatï¿½ jedinï¿½ emulï¿½tor, ostatnï¿½ emulaï¿½nï¿½ pokusy opravdu nestojï¿½ za ï¿½eï¿½ (MetaLynx). Dosahuje skoro stoprocentnï¿½ kompatibility, emuluje zvuk, umoï¿½ï¿½uje ovlï¿½danï¿½ joystickem nebo pï¿½edefinovatelnou klï¿½vesnicï¿½, beï¿½ï¿½ v nï¿½kolika velikostech okna nebo ve fullscreenu. Fajn volba je automatickï¿½ detekce orientace hry (horizontï¿½lnï¿½/vertikï¿½lnï¿½), ale pochopitelnï¿½ lze obrazem otï¿½ï¿½et i ruï¿½nï¿½. Od verze 0.73 bï¿½ï¿½ v plnï¿½ rychlosti i na slabï¿½ï¿½ch pentiï¿½ch. Takï¿½e chceteli zkusit Lynx hry, nenï¿½ momentï¿½lnï¿½ jinï¿½ volba.
Souï¿½ï¿½stï¿½ archivu je i fake bios, se kterï¿½m nelze program spustit, a musï¿½te ho nahradit skuteï¿½nï¿½m dumpem originï¿½lnï¿½ho biosu. Tï¿½mhle.
The Lynx Domain
Atari Lynx
Atari Lynx Lagoon  mj. cca 80 her k downloadu
Atari Lynx Reviews  review mnoha her
Emuviews  ROM page s 80 hrama
Lynxworld
Digital Relicts  minireview vï¿½ech Lynx her
 Evilmind 
