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Old 08-07-2003, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
Portable Gaming Systems: Remembering Back

Since the Portable Playstation is coming out soon I thought I'd post a thread on what Portable systems people have used throughout the years.

I'm sure most people had a GameBoy at one time or another. But what about the more obscure systems? Atari Lynx anyone?

I had this one system when I was still pretty young, but I can't think of the name. I wanna say neo geo, but I don't think they had a portable system. Maybe turbo something or other. I remember playing some chainsaw game on it. Shit, time to hit yahoo for some answers.

So post the protable systems that touched your hearts and wasted so many precious hours that can never be regained.
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Old 08-07-2003, 08:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Lynx was the bomb. It was too bad it was the size of a tablet PC though...
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Old 08-07-2003, 10:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Neo Geo Pocket Color is just plain awesome.
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Old 08-07-2003, 12:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 08-07-2003, 01:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Still have my game gear up and operational. I was going to sell it, but they're pretty cheap on EBay. Might as well keep the damn thing.
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Old 08-07-2003, 06:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the sega game gear was the best imho, i have a GBa but not a GBAsP so i dont know how it stacks up with the lit screen vs the game gear.
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Old 08-07-2003, 07:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
Re: Portable Gaming Systems: Remembering Back

Originally posted by sadatx
Maybe turbo something or other. I remember playing some chainsaw game on it. Shit, time to hit yahoo for some answers.
You are probably refering to the Turbo Xpress. Portable version of the TurboGrafx 16. The chainsaw game is more than likely Splatterhouse.

I worked in Electronics Boutique during the heyday of those portables and I played them all, but never owned one.

Lynx couldn't get the support it needed, it was a good machine except for it's size.
GameGear, IMHO, had the most fun games available but was a little large for a portable (Lynx had the same problem)
Turbo Xpress used the games from the full sized machine so had a problem of having the graphics too small to see some times, not too mention it could suck the life out of a set of batteries FAST!
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Old 08-07-2003, 07:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
Originally posted by YaWhateva
Neo Geo Pocket Color is just plain awesome.
Yup, a sweet machine to play on.
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Old 08-07-2003, 07:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
I had original game boy. Geez I can't believe I asked my mom to buy it.
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Old 08-07-2003, 08:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That was cool.
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Old 08-07-2003, 08:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I still play my Gameboy after all these years. I guess I can't shake my Tetris addiction, plus the original Super Mario, Baseball, and The Simpsons: Escape from Camp Deadly (still cant figure out why i have it...)
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Old 08-07-2003, 08:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
LYnx was huge but how could you deny the badassness of a screen you could flip. i mean hit a little button and BLOUP...player 2! anyway i never had one but i always drooled over PIPE DREAM at my friends house. I do however still own a Game Gear. I have all the sonic games...(why is sonic 2 so hard?) i think i stole a few games from a friend. I've never played it on batts. i HAVE to have it connected to the wall. so it might as well be a console...big ass thing. I think i also have every generation of Gameboy. my dad used to be an assistant principal and he'd confiscate them and give them to us when the parents never came to pik it up. that original gameboy...gb pocket, gb color (and i bought GBA (not SP).
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Old 08-07-2003, 10:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
To TwistedFate:
Turbo Grafix is exactly it, thank you. And yes the game I always played on it was Splatterhouse. And , yes, it went through batteries like wasting battery life was its job. I still liked it though. Cool system.

I used to play California Games on the Lynx. Anyone play that?

I remember you could do BMX or Surf and the only trick that I could do on either of them was a backflip. So I would just backflip my way to a bajillion points. Aw the simple things that kept me occupied back then.
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Old 08-08-2003, 02:35 AM   #14 (permalink)
Nintendo Virtual Boy: most portable <i>and</i> entertaining console I've ever owned. Really...
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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OMG Atari Lynx was badass! Blue Lightning, cool f-18 fighter arcade shooter, was awesome. The batman game was lame tho.

I don't remember there ever being many games out for it, which really pissed me off and it eventually broke.
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Old 08-09-2003, 12:35 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Let's see... I started out with the fat boy (big grey gameboy), then I got the game gear, which I thought was awesome. The batteries died after about 2 hours so I got an adapter and just played it at home... Then I got a gameboy color, then a gameboy advance. Out of all of them, the fatboy probably got the most playtime, but the game gear was pretty awesome and I would intentionally turn off all of the lights and play in the dark, just because I could.

I remember playing an atari lynx too, I went to some dumb party with my mom (I was like 8 or 9 years old or something) and I was bored so the guy that lived there had a lynx and I sat there and played paperboy and some other game all day... I'm still trying to find the name of that other game, I was a cop and I had to catch criminals I think, and if I did something wrong I would get a demerit or something like that. It was at least 10 years ago, so I really don't remember.
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Old 08-09-2003, 12:43 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I remember getting the original Gameboy and Tetris.
It..was..amazing to say the least.

And Gamegear.Gamegear was leet.
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Old 08-09-2003, 07:46 AM   #18 (permalink)
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The only one I had during the hayday was the Lynx 2. Smaller than the original. Most of the games were very lame and really expensive for what they were.

Since that time I've purchased during clearence sales the Nintendo Virtual Boy for like $12 and the Sega Nomad for like $20 at Toys-R-Us. These are both cool portables. The Virtual Boy would give you massive headaches if you played it very long but was really fun, especially Red Alert. The Nomad was the best. You could play all the Genesis games and the screen has decent resolution.
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Old 08-09-2003, 07:54 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Does anybody here remember the Sega Nomad? It was a portable that could play regular Sega Genesis games. I never owned one but boy did i want to.\

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Old 08-09-2003, 08:17 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Gamegear, Gameboy, Gameboy Color...Haven't gotten around to getting advanced yet, but with Final Fantasy Tactics coming out for it, I will definately have to.
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Old 08-09-2003, 09:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
my bastard cousin stole my old gameboy. even tho I have a gameboy advance sp now I..........wait, n/m.
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Old 08-10-2003, 04:49 AM   #22 (permalink)
The oldest I got was Sega Nomad. I had that, but I sold it. Then I got GB Pocket, GB Color, GBA, and finally GBA SP. Can't wait for PSP.
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Old 08-10-2003, 09:58 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:52 PM   #24 (permalink)
Both me and my brother had a Sega Game Gear. We had about 12 games for it including:

VR Troopers
Virtua Fighter Animation
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic Triple Trouble
Sonic Blast
Alien vs Predator 2
and some more that I can't think of right now

And my dad also had a Atari Lynx with about 10-12 games including:

Blue Lightning
Gaunlet (SP?)
Switchblade II
RoboCop (not the movie RoboCop but something different)
Klix (I think that was the name)
and more.
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Old 08-10-2003, 09:37 PM   #25 (permalink)
I have a "starfox" game-watch somewhere, no idea how i got it, but i remember it being alot of fun.
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Old 08-12-2003, 11:30 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I still play mine. And you can still get them on e-bay and such. Some pretty good deals. Look for the Lynx II.

Hook up 4 of them and play Multiplayer Rampage and Gauntlet!!! Fun!
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Old 08-12-2003, 01:22 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I may be showing my age, but the only portables I ever had were mattel Football I & II and Baseball.
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Old 08-12-2003, 02:25 PM   #28 (permalink)
Originally posted by MPower
I may be showing my age, but the only portables I ever had were mattel Football I & II and Baseball.
They actually rereleased the original Football one last year. BTW, I had Soccer and the Battlestar Galactica one.
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