Lynx GameDrive by RetroHQ
The RetroHQ Lynx GameDrive cartridge allows you to play all your Atari Lynx games and homebrew games directly from a memory card.
This updated version of the Lynx GameDrive cartridge has support for EEPROM save games as used by some homebrew software as well as improved game load time (no longer than one second for even the largest games), and an improved game selection menu.
- Atari Lynx Mk1 and Mk2
- ComLynx Play
- FAT16 or FAT32 memory cards
- EEPROM save game support
- All retail games and homebrew supported
- No compatibility issues known
You can watch a Lynx GameDrive Setup Guide video by clicking on the "Video" tab above.
The QR code/URL business was a headache with the original Lynx screen; the texture of the cartridge itself I'm not sure what to make of. But once it was up and running I never thought about either of those again. It stands up perfectly well to the more recognizable names in flash carts that I have for the common consoles. Everything is intuitive and works like it should, and updatable firmware means they're apparently adding stuff like cheats as they go.
But specifics, honestly, don't really matter; you know what it is, you know what it does. If you love your Lynx, you know you need it.
My Lynx has been all over the world and, I have a lot of lynx carts, but some are so pricey I don't think I could ever afford them. This makes it so you can still play these games without having to go broke. Its easy to use, just make sure your SD Card is formatted FAT32.
High quality device! Feels nice & works well.
Tested on Atari Lynx 1 & 2 with no issues.
Getting firmware update links is a bit strange but besides that its pretty much plug'n-play.
An excellent item. Good menus, a bit hard to read the activation info though. Took 5 tries to get the correct string. Playwise it cannot be beat. I know others feel the same way because I sell loaded SD cards for this on eBay. Looking firward to the Jaguar unit.
The Lynx Cart came to me professionally packaged and came with a manual that tells you how to get started with the cart.
I will say that there are a couple of small caveats to note. At least with an iPhone 11, the QR code would not scan at all no matter how hard I tried. The fonts are a little hard to read, but can be typed manually. Fortunately, this is just a one-time process.
Once teh firmware and the rom or roms are on your mini-sd card and the sd-card is inserted into your Lynx Drive, it's painless from there.
The menu boots up really fast and the games also load quickly after selecting them. Overall, I'm a very happy camper.
AtariAge went above and beyond---my package was stolen by a porch pirate and they replaced it. The gamedrive itself is awesome---after a few hiccups (format the memory card to correct format--and you need to provide your own 32gb micro SD), the installation/firmware update was easy, and i was immediately adding homebrew Lynx games to this neat all-in-1 cart!!
Ultimate Lynx GameDrive - for sure. Great built quality, programming, aftersale support! What more do you need? And definitely worth the price! With all the extra features it's a must have for Lynx fans. RetroHQ did a wonderful job (as always).
Easy fw upgrades
Amazing device. I can play all my games and homebrews in a few seconds. It fits pefectly in my Lynx I. Easy firmware installation. Menu with a lot of options, configurations, trainers, etc Buy it. It is a dream come true for a Lynx fans.
This device is amezing because THX to a now pcb and case design it will now also fit in the lynx 1, the menu looks more modern and it has costumizible features such as the changing colors of it, the most amezing feature of it is the ability to cheat in supported games such as infinitive lives or 1 hit boss etc,, by turning it on or off, hopefully the amount of cheats and the amount of supported games will be grown overtime,
This cart is much much better then that clunky agacard version, no messing up with buttons and numbers to wich each game coresponds to ,no,just plug,read, search wait and play, that's it !!