MANUFACTURER: Atari PLAYERS: 2 STEREO: No RATING: 6 (5.8)
TYPE: Sports COMLYNX: Yes BLINK: No
WHAT: 4 games in one - BMX racing, Surfing, Half pipe, and Footbag
HOW :BMX Racing is a side view scrolling racetrack.The A button pulls a
wheelie, the B button attempts a flip. Right control pad moves forward,
up/down moves towards top/bottom of track. The trick is timing the two
basic maneuvers to cause "cool" things to happen,which result in points.
Surfing is also a side view. C-pad left and right turns your board. Pushing
A will result in a sharper turn. Banking on the wave correctly will build
velocity to the point that you can do multiple 360's in the air, which
gives you the most points. Trivia: if you die at just the right time, you
can land on the bird. Half-pipe is a skateboard game, where you perform
tricks like flipping direction, hand standing at the top of the pipe, and
more. Timing is crucial; use the cement lines to judge your moves. In
footbag you try to keep the ball in the air as long as possible using your
feet, hands and head. The control pad to moves around and A hits the ball.
C-pad down gives a special "spin" move for extra points. Timing special
shots will also increase your score.
SOAPBOX:The original packaged Lynx game,came with all the first run Lynx
units.The games are simple and are all based on timing. They get old pretty
quickly, but Comlynxing makes them fun again, especially BMX. It is
possible to "surf the bird" in surfing. Suuuuurfffer biiiirddd..