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ROM Hacks: Switchblade II - First Atari Lynx Hack
« on: January 26, 2018, 09:42:21 pm »

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Switchblade II is a platform game, originally released on the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST, with a cut-down port for the Atari Lynx, and now there's a hack for it. The hack itself is quite simple - giving you the ability to continue from where you died, and giving you only one life at the start as a form of balance - but it's notable for two reasons.

It's the very first hack for the Atari Lynx on this site, and secondly, it was done without any debugging tools, save a memory viewer. The author identified the assembly instructions due to their similarity to other systems like the NES, and made educated guesses to achieve the desired effect.

It's a game that many won't be aware of, but now that this hack makes it somewhat easier to play, why not give it a try?

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Re: ROM Hacks: Switchblade II - First Atari Lynx Hack
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 06:17:29 pm »
Never known there was a Lynx version.
I mosly played the Amiga 500 version  :beer:

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Re: ROM Hacks: Switchblade II - First Atari Lynx Hack
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 07:57:06 pm »
There was an NES version of the game developed at one point but it was never released, no prototype ROMs have surfaced. And I thought I read someone in the preservation scene contacted Kemco or Gremlin about it and was told they have nothing on it, no ROM or source.
(at least I think it was Kemco who would've published it, they did quite a number of computer to console ports at the time. But it sounds like some kind of corporate politics happened and this one got dropped.)
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