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    Finally got some batteries for it.

    Have a bunch of games but the only one I came across that had a password was Bill and Ted. What a dumpster fire of a cash in that game was.

    I like Chips Challenge, but sometimes I need some more action in my games.

    Gates of Zendocon is ok. No password though
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    I kind of like Bill and Ted. It's not great though.

    Most of the games are arcade ports and don't really require passwords. I think Crystal Mines II has them though. It's a decent Boulder Dash style game.
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    If memory serves correctly, Todd’s adventure in Slime world has passwords in it as well. Honestly though I much preferred my Lynx to my Gameboy back in the day and I remember very much enjoying their take on Rampage as well as turbo sub and Zarlor Mercenary in particular
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    Recently picked up my childhood Lynx, and got quite a bit further than I ever had in Turbo Sub (which still wasn't very far, but I'll take it).

    I always end up spending most of my time playing the BMX portion of California Games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    Have a bunch of games but the only one I came across that had a password was Bill and Ted. What a dumpster fire of a cash in that game was.
    The Gameboy version of Bill and Ted was good, it was a 2D platform puzzle game similar to Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle and I beat it many years ago. As far as I know every other version is different and terrible.

    I did have an Atari Lynx years ago and it was alright, but the games I had for it weren't that great so I sold it off. I can't remember if my system was having issues or not, or if I found another one later that had problems and I sold that one off too. This was all years ago. I'm more surprised I can't remember this all clearly anymore as I would usually not have any issues remembering what I found or owned and what I did with it.

    I later found out about Dracula the Undead for the Lynx and I kind of wish I would have kept the console in case I ever came across this game, it's an exclusive that looks really good and I kind of want to play it someday. Assuming I can find the game and console at some point in the furture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    The Gameboy version of Bill and Ted was good, it was a 2D platform puzzle game similar to Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle and I beat it many years ago. As far as I know every other version is different and terrible.

    I did have an Atari Lynx years ago and it was alright, but the games I had for it weren't that great so I sold it off. I can't remember if my system was having issues or not, or if I found another one later that had problems and I sold that one off too. This was all years ago. I'm more surprised I can't remember this all clearly anymore as I would usually not have any issues remembering what I found or owned and what I did with it.

    I later found out about Dracula the Undead for the Lynx and I kind of wish I would have kept the console in case I ever came across this game, it's an exclusive that looks really good and I kind of want to play it someday. Assuming I can find the game and console at some point in the furture.
    I have Dracula the Undead, brand new. Im hesitant to open it up because of that but maybe I should. I usually dont sell my games anyways
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    I used to play Warbirds linked up with a co-worker who I used to go to high school with. Damn, that was fun. He was a pilot (he took a couple of us up in his family's plane one day and tried to make me puke) so it was extra satisfying to shoot him down over and over.

    I loved the Lynx. It was my first handheld, and ended up with the majority of the system's library. It forever put me off Nintendo's portables since they always seemed so antiquated and underpowered until the GBA came along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    The Gameboy version of Bill and Ted was good, it was a 2D platform puzzle game similar to Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle and I beat it many years ago. As far as I know every other version is different and terrible.

    I did have an Atari Lynx years ago and it was alright, but the games I had for it weren't that great so I sold it off. I can't remember if my system was having issues or not, or if I found another one later that had problems and I sold that one off too. This was all years ago. I'm more surprised I can't remember this all clearly anymore as I would usually not have any issues remembering what I found or owned and what I did with it.

    I later found out about Dracula the Undead for the Lynx and I kind of wish I would have kept the console in case I ever came across this game, it's an exclusive that looks really good and I kind of want to play it someday. Assuming I can find the game and console at some point in the furture.
    I played Dracula the other night. I had no idea what I was doing, couldnt go very far and the controls werent the most intuitive. Then again, maybe I am just stupid so perhaps youll have better luck with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    I played Dracula the other night. I had no idea what I was doing, couldnt go very far and the controls werent the most intuitive. Then again, maybe I am just stupid so perhaps youll have better luck with it
    From what I know it's an adventure game, there are various youtube videos that explain the controls. I think you move the character with the d-pad and choose the action to perform by using the menus.

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    Its definitely a point and click game. It reminded me of Syberia for the Xbox. Maybe I could give it another try but with a resolution of like 100 some odd pixels, its not always easy to tell where youre supposed to go. VG critics review was pretty on point. He gave the game an F.

    If you really like Dracula and point and click games, its definitely a winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    Finally got some batteries for it.

    Have a bunch of games but the only one I came across that had a password was Bill and Ted. What a dumpster fire of a cash in that game was.

    I like Chips Challenge, but sometimes I need some more action in my games.

    Gates of Zendocon is ok. No password though
    I don’t understand what you mean by “No password”
    Gates of Zendocon definitely had codes that allowed you to start at any level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rxd View Post
    I don’t understand what you mean by “No password”
    Gates of Zendocon definitely had codes that allowed you to start at any level.
    I stand correctef
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    I stand correctef


    I have Zaku for the Lynx which came out only a couple of years ago. Gorgeous graphics, hard as nails!

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    I played a round of Shanghai. Its the highest rated Lynx game on GaneFAQs. Boring as hell
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    Currently my two best Lynx games are Ms. Pac-Man and Rampage. I think this version of Rampage is one of the best classic versions and it has a 4th playable character not in previous versions.

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    Two great Lynx that I love and didn't mentionned:
    - BattleWheels: an fast and fun 3D combat car game (outstanding technology, and quite fun to play)
    - Rampart: a mix between shooting and strategy (kind of an ancestor for the Tower Defense genre)

    I also love Gates of Zendocon a lot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    I played a round of Shanghai. Its the highest rated Lynx game on GaneFAQs. Boring as hell
    I love Shanghai, and especially the Lynx version for some reason. The low resolution seems like it would make the tiles hard to read, but I never had any trouble with it. The game itself is kind of a love it or hate it kind of thing though.

    Slime World is another favourite of mine, and it does some really neat stuff with the sprite scaling capabilities of the Lynx.

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    I love Shanghai too. Back when this forum had an arcade section, I used to play the version here often. Now if only I could figure out how to properly play real mahjong.

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    The Lynx is one of my favorite Atari systems. So many great games and LOTS of outstanding arcade ports.

    Paperboy on the Lynx is not only one of my favorite Lynx games but my personal favorite version of Paperboy. I measure every other Paperboy against the Lynx port and have yet to find a better playing version.
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