THE CARDS ARE ON THE TABLE!
Come on, High Roller, step inside and lay your money down! Thrilling games,
tacky carpets and wacky people make Lynx Casino just like being there. Whether
you want to play Craps, Blackjack, Poker, Roulette or the slots, or just meet
interesting people while listening to a really bad Elvis impersonator, the Lynx
Casino has something for you.
1. If two people will play, connect the Lynx machines with a Comlynx cable. 2.
Insert your lynx Casino game cartridge(s) in your Lynx machine(s). 3. Turn on
the Lynx(es). 4. The Lynx Casino title screen appears. 5. Press A or B to start
the game. While you're walking around the Casino, pressing OPTION 2 will switch
the music on and off. Pressing OPTION 2 I during any of the five games will
bring up a stat screen for various aspects of the game.
Playing the Game
You have just walked into the Lynx Casino, the high-rollingest, big-winningest
Casino in town (Screen 1). (Screen numbers in these instructions refer to the
Gallery of Game Screens at the end of this manual,) It takes a few seconds for
your eyes to adjust to the glare of the bright flashing lights on the tacky
carpet and for your ears to get used to the ringing bells and the music of the
local yahoo who thinks he looks and sounds like the King of Rock and Roll. When
your head clears, you notice the tables and the slots. Where do you begin? The
Blackjack tables are the closest, so you decide to Start there.
Press the joypad in the direction you wish to walk. If you just can't wait to
get started, you can run by holding down the B button while you press the joypad
in the desired direction. When you get to the table or machine where you want to
play. press A to start the game. To stop playing a game and cruise the Casino
some more, press OPTION 2.
You really think you are a Blackjack expert and this will be easy. But hang on.
This dealer's fast and he plays a lot better than Uncle Bruce from Houston. At
least you know that Blackjack is the classic card game where you try to beat the
dealer's hand without going over 2l.
The Lynx Casino is played with a "six deck shoe." That means you play through
six decks before the dealer reshuffles. You won't count cards very easily here.
You can play either one or two hands against the dealer.
Begin by placing your bet (Screen 2). Move the joypad left or right until the
hand points at one of the betting boxes. Then press A. The betting window opens
The betting window shows a set of chips ranging in value from $1 to $500. When
you first start, the selector box is on the $1 chips. To change to a higher
value, press the joypad right or left. When you have selected your chip value,
press the joypad up or down to raise or lower your bet. You may use more than
one chip type in a single bet. When you have set your bet, press A. This will
place your bet on the table. If you wish to play two hands at once, repeal the
betting steps for the other betting box.
Pressing the joypad up adds the highlighted amount to your bet, while pressing
down subtracts it, If two players are playing Blackjack at the same time, each
player can choose a place at the table. or one player can sit out while the
other plays one or both positions. In a two-player game. each player must
complete his bet before the dealer passes out the cards.
Here's a hint: a quick way to bet the same amount as last time is to press A and
then, quickly, B.
Press B when you want the dealer to give you your cards. The dealer gives you
two cards for each hand played. You must try to beat the dealer's hand by asking
for cards until your hand is as close as possible to 21 points. Go over 21 and
you lose. You can't possibly lose if you are dealt a Blackjack-- that is, if
your original two cards equal 21. Face cards count ten points. All others are
worth their face value except an Ace, which is either one point or eleven points
The dealer will give you several options. depending on your cards. Some options
are not available at all times. The options are: HITGet another card.
STANDStop with the cards you have.
DOUBLEDouble your bet, take only one more card. then stand. If you win,
you win twice as much. Same thing if you lose.
SPLITIf you are dealt two matching cards, you may split the pair and play
two separate hands. This allows you to win double, lose double, or break
even. (You may only do this once in the same hand!)
INSUREIf the dealer's up card is an Ace, you may insure your game. This
"Insurance" is a separate bet of half your original bet. If the dealer has
a Blackjack, you will win two-to-one on your insurance bet: If the dealer
does not have Blackjack, you lose your insurance bet.
Insurance bets are resolved after you play out your hand (or hands, if you've
split). For example, you take insurance, play your hand, and the dealer has a
Blackjack. You win an amount equal to your first bet. If the dealer did not have
a Blackjack, you lose only half the amount of your first bet. Your other
winnings stand. Move the joypad up or down and use the A button to make your
choice. Repeat until you are satisfied with each hand.
When you are finished, the dealer shows his hand. The dealer must draw more
cards until his hand is worth at least 16 points and must stand when his hand
equals 17 points or more. If your hand beats the dealer's hand. you win the game
and collect your winnings. If you lose, you lose your money. Your bet is not
affected by a second player's hand.
When you've had enough Blackjack. head over to the Craps table. Craps is a
classic dice game where he action is fast and there is a large variety of bets
The Craps table is divided into several types of bets, You may place one or more
bets of as many types as you wish before shooting the dice. To place a bet, move
the pointer to the type(s) of bet and press A (Screen 5). The bet window opens.
Move the joypad right or left to select a chip valite, then tip or down to
select a bet amount. The possible bet types are:
A Pass line bet can only be made before the first dice roll (the Come Out Roll).
A Pass Line bet wins on a roll of 7 or 11 and loses on a 2, 3, or 12. If any
other number rolls, that number becomes the point. To win the bet, you must
repeat the point roll before shooting a 7. You lose if you roll a 7 before
rolling the point number. Pass Line bets are paid even money and cannot be
placed, reduced, or removed after the point is established.
Don't Pass Line:
The opposite of a Pass Line bet, a Don't Pass Line bet loses on a 7 or 11 and
wins on a 2 or 3. A 12 renders the wager void. Any other number becomes the
point. To win the bet, you must roll a 7 before repeating the point. Don't Pass
bets cannot be placed or increased after the point is established. but may be
removed or decreased, Don't Pass bets pay even money.
You may place a Come bet any time after the Pass Line point is established. The
win/loss roles are the same as for a Pass Line bet. If you roll a 4,5,6,8,9, or
10 immediately after making the Come bet, the dealer moves the bet to that
number's box. This even number bet can't be reduced or removed after the point
The opposite of a Come bet, a Don't Come bet may be placed at any time after the
Don't Pass tine point is established. The win/loss roles are the same as for a
Don't Pass Line bet, with a 12 canceling the bet. This is an even number bet.
When a point is established (4,5,6,8.9, or I0), an Odds bet can be made to the
original Pass Line. The Odds wagers may be reduced or removed at any time. Odds
bets are placed at true mathematical odds. A 4 or 10 pays 2 to l. A 5 or 9 pays
3 to 2. A 6 or 8pays 6 to 5. In addition to single Odds wagers for the Pass
Line, the casino may offer additional allowable odds (5 times the original Pass
These bets may be made at any time and can be placed on one or more of the
numbers 4,5.6.8,9, or 10. If a selected number is rolled before a 7, you win the
bet. You lose when a 7 is rolled. Place Bets may be increased, decreased or
removed at any time. The odds for winning are as follows:
4 or 10: 9 to 5
5 or 9: 7 to 5
6 or 8: 7 to 6
Buy Bets are like Place Bets, except a 5% commission is charged when the dice
are rolled, enabling the wager to be paid at true mathematical odds:
4 or 10: 2 to 1
5 or 9:3 to 2
6 or 8:6 to 5
Place your wager on one or more of the numbers 4,5,6,8,9 or 10. The wagers may
be increased, decreased or removed at any time. All Buy Bets are inactive on the
Come Out roll,
Lay Bets are the opposite of Buy Bets, If you roll a 7 before the number on
which the bet is made, the wager wins at true odds, The wager loses if the
number is rolled before a 7.
Aone-roll wager that wins if a 2,3,4,9,10,11, or l2 comes upon the next roll and
loses if a 5,6,7, or 8 is rolled. The 2 and 12 pay 2 to 1. All other numbers pay
1 to 1.
These bets are on pairs. In other words. if you bet on a Hardway 4, you win if a
pair of twos is rolled. A Hardway 6 wins on a pair of threes, a Hardway 8 on a
pair of fours. and a Hardway l0 on two fives. If you wager on a Hardway 4, and
an Easyway 4 is roIled (3 and 1), you lose the wager. You also lose if a 7 is
A one-roll wager that wins only if a 7 is thrown on the next roll.
A one-roll wager that wins only if a 2,3, or 12 is thrown on the next roll.
A one-roll wager that wins only if a 2 is thrown on the next roll.
A one-roll wager that wins only if an 12 is thrown on the next roll.
A one-roll wager that wins only if a 3 is thrown on the next roll.
A one-roll wager that wins only if an 11 is thrown on the next roll.
A one-roll wager that wins if a 2,3,11, or 12 is thrown on the next roll. The
Horn bet is made in multiples of $4. It is treated as four separate bets on
2,3,11, and 12 and is paid accordingly.
After choosing your bets, press B to roll the dice. In a two-player game, each
player must press B before the dice are thrown.
After shooting Craps for a while, you may wish to move to the Roulette wheel
(Screen 6). When you get to the Roulette wheel, you purchase a stack of Roulette
chips. The Roulette chips all have the same value. Place bets by laying chips on
the numbers on the table. To place a chip, use the joypad to move the pointer to
the desired spot on the table, then press A (Screen 7). Chips can be placed
straight upon one number, or on the line between 2 or more numbers. When a chip
is placed on a line, that chip is good for all numbers it touches, but at
reduced odds. To spin the wheel, move down to SPIN at the bottom of the screen,
then press A. If two people are playing, each one must SPIN before the wheel
will Stan spinning. When the ball settles on a number, press A to see how you
did. The odds table for Roulette is listed below. WagerOdds
Straight Up 35 to 1
Two Numbers 17 to 1
Three Numbers 1 to 1
Five Numbers 6 to 1
Six Numbers 5 to 1
Column Bet 2 to 1
Dozen Bet 2 to 1
Color 1 to 1
l-18/19-36 1 to 1
Even/Odd 1 to 1
After the spin, a box will appear asking if you want to place the same bets over
again. (But only your last 15 bets are remembered).
For gaming excitement with lower stakes, move over to the Poker machines for a
little video Poker (Screen 8). Press A to bet a dollar, up to a total of five
dollars for each game. Press B to deal the cards (the cards are dealt
automatically after the fifth coin is inserted). When the cards are dealt, use
the joypad to move the finger to the button beneath any cat volt want to hold
(Screen 9). Press B to discard all cards that are not held and deal
replacements. Each hand is played with a 53-card deck containing one joker. The
joker is wild. The minimum hand needed to win is two pairs. Other odds are
listed in the Odds window that appears as the first coin is bet. If two people
play Poker simultaneously, they will each use a separate machine. The outcome of
one player does not affect the other.
If you feel your luck is better than your gaming skill, try the slots (Screen
10). The slots are low stakes, but you can play for a long time with your
thousand dollars at five dollars a game.
Press A to insert a dollar coin. Repeat as many times as you want, up to five
dollars. If you bet five dollars, the wheel spins (Screen 11), if you bet less
than five dollars, press B to pull the handle. All payouts are shown on the odds
window that appears when you insert the first coin. The machine has a
statistical payback of 97%, which qualifies it as a true-to-life slot machine.
Two people can play the Slots at the same time, but each player will have his
If you lose your thousand dollars, you can visit the cashier's window to get
some credit. The cashier will give you an additional $500. The cashier will only
extend your credit twice. After you've lost $2,000 you are out of luck and might
as well go home and replan your winning strategy for next time.
Like any casino, the Lynx Casino is full of, shall we say. "interesting" people.
To talk to somebody, face that person and press A. The person will respond at
the bottom of the screen (Screen 12).
Press A a few times to hear everything somebody has to say. Spend too much time
talking and the person you talk to will lose interest and start to say the same
things over again.
Remember, there's no limit to how much you can win in Lynx Casino, so work on
your strategy and keep coming back until you really bit it big. Good luck!