Handheld video game:Atari Lynx Rampart

Atari, Inc.1992

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

The Atari Lynx handheld system was released in the fall of 1989, one month after the release of Nintendo's Game Boy. Atari's system was technologically superior; it was the first handheld with a high resolution color display and ambidextrous controls. However, the Game Boy was less expensive, more compact and had a number of popular games, such as the iconic game Tetris. Atari sold only 2 million Lynx systems, compared to Nintendo's Game Boy which sold more than 100 million units worldwide and was the start of a successful line of Game Boy systems.

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  • Title: Handheld video game:Atari Lynx Rampart
  • Creator: Atari, Inc.
  • Date Created: 1992, 1992
  • Location: China, China
  • Subject Keywords: video game, electronic game, Atari, video game, electronic game, Atari
  • Type: Handhelds, Handhelds
  • Rights: Tengen, Tengen
  • Medium: plastic, printed paper
  • Object ID: 111.2042, 111.2042

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