The Atari Lynx is an 8/16-bit handheld game console that was released by Atari Corporation in September 1989 in North America, and in Europe and Japan in 1990.
It was the world's first handheld electronic game with a color LCD. It was also notable for its advanced graphics and ambidextrous layout. The Lynx competed with the Nintendo Game Boy (released two months earlier), as well as the SEGA GameGear and NEC TurboExpress, both released the following year. It was discontinued in 1995.