In Pictures: 3 decades of hand-held game systems

Three decades after the debut of Milton Bradley's Microvision, here's a look at how handheld video game systems evolved, from early flops like the Atari Lynx to the gaming innovations of the iPhone.

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Atari Lynx (1989)

Like the Game Boy, the Atari Lynx turned 20 this year. The world's first handheld game console equipped with a color LCD display, it originated as the Handy Boy--an engineering project at game developer Epyx--before Atari acquired and released it in 1989. Though the Lynx never fared well in the marketplace, Atari in 1991 released a smaller, lighter version, the Lynx II.

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