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These are the latest news and updates from the Atari Lynx scene and community. Do you have something hot to share? Get in contact and tell us what it is!
Mar 23 2020
There was a massive update to the Songbird Productions website to give it a more modern look and feel. And also while at it, Songbird has made available new curved lip carts for T-tris, Othello and SIMIS. Go check them out!
Mar 17 2020

RetroHQ announced a competition to win an upcoming Atari Lynx multicart - the Lynx GD (Game Drive). From RetroHQ...

Drive away the isolation blues! Up for grabs is a RetroHQ Lynx GameDrive CLASSIC cartridge for the Lynx Mk II.

To enter...
1. Follow RetroHQ on Twitter
2. Retweet this post
3. Tag a friend

A winner will be announced on 23rd March 2020!

You will need to see this Tweet to enter - https://twitter.com/TheRetroHQ/status/1239587965904531457

Mar 16 2020
We've got another peek at the Unnamed Demo from its developer. It's getting very very close to actual release. Hopefully we will see something in the next couple of weeks, this will be an amazing game to try out!
Feb 26 2020
We've been following Project Argon, a new retro emulator with focus on Atari Lynx and Vectrex, for some time now. There's been a new teaser shown with Argon running in an Arcade1Up cabinet with a custom control deck. That's looking really neat!
Feb 25 2020
The Lynx GD is getting closer and closer to release and now we have a preview of what the final cartridge shell will look like. It's much more slick than the previous Lynx SD!
Feb 24 2020
Back in October Songbird Productions announced the release of two new games for Atari Lynx. These have been delayed to "Spring 2020" now. We're hoping this date moves forward, but we know all too well the complexities involved in producing games.
Feb 19 2020
Evercade is brining an amazing new portable console to the market soon and one of the cartridges that will be available for it is the newly announced Atari Lynx cart. It will feature 17 games from both the Lynx's original game library as well as a number of home-brew projects that were created recently. Here's the full lineup of the games: Scrapyard Dog, Basketbrawl, Super Asteroids / Missile Command, Awesome Golf, Crystal Mines II: Buried Treasure, CyberVirus, Dracula the Undead, Gordo 106, Ishido: The Way of Stones, Jimmy Connors Tennis, Loopz, Malibu Bikini Volleyball, Megapak, Power Factor, Remnant, Super Sqweek, Xump. If we manage to get our hands on one of the sample units, a review will soon follow!
Feb 18 2020
From the creator of Unseen, a text adventure game for Atari Lynx comes a new game called Unnamed. That is not news in itself because this game was announced some time back, what is new is that development on this game has restarted and soon there will be a playable mini-demo released. Are you ready for it?
Feb 17 2020
We've noted that 4Ttude has a very difficult to play against CPU opponent, well the developer has listened and made the CPU a little easier to go against. Check it out and see how you fare against it...game details, ROM download link and link to play it online are available at the game information page.
Feb 12 2020
More news on the Lynx GD from SainT... "Final production Lynx GameDrive PCB's ordered in gold ENIG finish for last bit of testing and then CE & FCC certification. Honestly, not long now... 😄".
Feb 10 2020
If you've been after the Atari Gamer's Atari Lynx cartridge reader/writer/programmer board, you're in luck, we are shipping a small batch of them again! Check the pre-order forum discussion thread here. We'll work on getting extra parts for an additional batch after this.
Jan 30 2020

BennVenn entered the Atari Lynx modding scene last year with his cheap alternative LCD screen mod and now he has his eyes on disrupting the SD/Flash cart market which is currently dominated by the Retro HQ SD Cart and the AgaCart. BennVenn's flash/SD cart is promised to have the following features...

  • Instant ROM load
  • Last loaded ROM memory
  • SD card storage
  • 512Kb SRAM, supporting loading of up to 512Kb Lynx ROMs
  • EEPROM saves (1024 kbit, 128b)
  • Open source MCU protocol (allowing custom menu loaders to be implemented)
  • Upgradeable firmware

    We even have the PCB board prototype layout for it, and yes it includes EEPROM, meaning that game saves will be available for those games that use EEPROM. Unfortunately for games that don't use EEPROM (all official Atari Lynx releases) no save states are planned.

  • Jan 28 2020

    Even though SillyVenture 2k19 has wrapped up you can still get your hands on the official Atari Lynx themed merchandise from the party. There are T-Shirts in various sizes (with a message from RJ Mical on the back) and calendars available still. If you're interested send an email to [email protected] Below are the prices, the shipping costs will vary if you're shipping outside of Europe...

    Sv2k19 T-Shirt- 15 EUR + 7 EUR shipping (to Europe)
    Sv2k19 Calendar for 2020 - 8 EUR + 7 EUR shipping (to Europe)

    Jan 28 2020
    Have you been following the upcoming Lynx GD cart development? Well James from RetroHQ has a new bombshell feature update, check it out - The new Lynx GameDrive cart now supports EEPROM save game data! . This is a feature used in many homebrew games and a welcome addition to the GameDrive! EEPROM images are saved back to your memory card along with the game.
    Jan 18 2020
    BennVenn was able to return to his property with the Australian bush fire risk lowered. From BennVenn - Our GameGear and Lynx LCD kits have been sitting in storage since late last year, we'll get them out and begin testing and adding to the store. We still need to finish up the 3d frame for the GameGear before we can list them.
    Jan 5 2020
    Project Argon (an all new Atari Lynx and other retro consoles emulator on Android) by Mark/Space, one of the sponsors of the Atari Lynx 30th Birthday Celebration is at CES 2020, so go check them out!
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