The Nintendo Gameboy VS The Atari Lynx: Retro Showdown
In our retro Showdown, we are going to determine whether the Nintendo Game Boy is in fact better than the Atari Lynx. 1989 was an exciting time for handheld video games – there were a big three to choose from: the Game Boy, the Lynx, and the Sega Game Gear. Nintendo sold more than the other two combined by a longshot – but was it the greater engineering marvel?
The Lynx had fewer games, and in turn, less hits and household names, but what it lacked in starpower it made up for in actual power. It has a 4096 color palette compared to the Game Boy’s monochromatic super simple display. The integrated math and graphics co-processors and pseudo 3D color graphics display were really good looking, making even it’s most terrible titles look better than the Game Boy’s best titles. It’s ambidextrous, as you can play right handed, and rotate it to play left handed, and even vertically for some games. Neat!
The Game Boy has far superior battery life, and has a great many well known titles. It was better marketed and more easily accessible. But does that make it better? We’re going to look at the big picture to see if we can prove that the underdog deserves a revisionist history’s chance at greatness in 2021, and if the Game Boy maybe doesn’t deserve all the glory it gets and got. So check out our latest video and be sure to let us know what you think! Thanks for watching TheGamer! Let’s get started.
00:31 ATARI LYNX
01:54 NINTENDO GAMEBOY
03:43 GAMEBOY VS. LYNX: WINNER
Written by:Jean Bernard
Narrated by: JB
Edited by: JB
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