Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shadow of the Beast (Atari Lynx)

If you own an Atari Lynx and are willing to spend $5 for your retro gaming enjoyment, you should really take a look at this boxed and sealed copy of Shadow of the Beast. It is after all an impressive conversion of the Psygnosis jaw-dropper for Atari's handheld, that does show what the Lynx could do when it came to graphics, huge sprites and parallax scrolling. Seller ships worldwide.

8 comments:

  1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/blakespot/6336151831/in/photostream

    It's awesome. :-)

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  2. Yeeees. And that's a stunning photo. And the Lynx still is the best handheld ever. :)

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  3. I wasn't lucky enough to enjoy Beast when it came out, but in the last few years I fell in love with it and played a lot of versions throug various ways. I must admit the Lynx one is technically gorgeous, given the hardware and all. I'd really love to see a remake of Beast someday...
    Oh, and look at that box art...

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  4. S.T.U.N. Runner is another great Lynx conversion, believe it or not. In digging out my Lynx stuff, I see I have the poster for S.T.U.N. Runner. I need to hang that up. Photograph it, at least. (Tomorrow.)

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  5. @ Mik: Ah, the standard yet utterly amazing art of the Psygnosis box. Nobody has matched it yet, and most probably nobody will... Mind you, there are quite a few ports and remakes of Beast in various stages of completion, only a google search away.

    @ Blake: Lovely! You;re really good at photographing stuff, aren't you? Oh, and STUN Runner is indeed among my favourite Lynx games too. 3D in such a tiny screen was beyond stunning...

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  6. Beast for the Amiga came with a t-shirt. I wore it out. Roger Dean did much cover art for Psygnosis. Also, Styx. :-)

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  7. And, I took a photo of the poster: http://bit.ly/vbWz4D

    :-) It's now hanging on my computer room door.

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  8. Beautiful, just beautiful! Ah, how I wish I had the room for my dear gaming posters and retro collection...

    Guess I'll eventually drop by for a beer at your cellar then. I'll be bringing sweets.

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