Every now and then, I get it into my crazy head that I have to collect something. Anything. And usually it takes the form of something retro related.
Anyway, the latest machine that has fallen into my sights is Atari’s Lynx. After being given some games at Retro Fusion 08 (Robotron: 2084, Tournament CyberBall and Super Skeek) I started mulling over the possibility of once again owning Atari’s failed handheld.
As luck would have it, one of the lads on Play actually had a machine for sale, with Xenophobe, Hard Drivin, Chequered Flag, California Games, Viking Child, Steel Talons, Robosquash, Ninja Gaiden and Rampage (sadly though, they’re all unboxed). Well that was it. I handed over 40 notes, picked up a power supply from Maplin and have now started to relive my youth all over again.
I’ll be periodically posting updates, as the collection progresses (or until I get bored and start collecting something else) but in the meantime here’s what I currently have.
Oh and feel free to give me suggestions as to what to buy next.
So here’s the actual machine. As you can see it’s the bulky Mark II model.
And here’s my starting collection. Should I try and get the original boxes as well though, or simply stick to the cartridges…