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Subject: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: Rodog on 03/11/05 at 5:15 pm

The Atari Lynx was Atari's only handheld games console, and the first such machine with a color display. It was released in 1989, the same year as Nintendo's (monochromatic) Game Boy. I have this baby and it still works great. It was the first 3D graphics handheld game on the market I believe. I also really liked Galaga arcade game and was really good a MS Pacman.


Subject: Re: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: ADH13 on 03/11/05 at 5:22 pm


I recently bought a couple of those Activision joysticks that plug straight into the TV and have 80's video games programmed in them.

I think my favorite was Pitfall.  In the arcade, I liked Pole Position.

There was another good one in the mid-late 80's in the arcades that was similar to Pole Position (you sit inside the game's structure) but it was a stick-shift.

Subject: Re: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: Allie Fox on 03/13/05 at 1:13 am

I recently added an original Atari 2600 (4 switch Vader system) to my nostalgia room.  I have been wearing our Yars' Revenge and Dodge'em.

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