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  • Summary: Blinx is a cat on a mission to fix glitches in time. With the aid of his trusty and powerful Time Sweeper, Blinx must recover lost time crystals, fight Time Monsters, and ultimately rescue a kidnapped princess. Visit nearly 40 levels in warped-reality worlds inspired by Venice, canyons,Blinx is a cat on a mission to fix glitches in time. With the aid of his trusty and powerful Time Sweeper, Blinx must recover lost time crystals, fight Time Monsters, and ultimately rescue a kidnapped princess. Visit nearly 40 levels in warped-reality worlds inspired by Venice, canyons, caves, ancient ruins, and even the works of artist MC Escher. You can also buy gear and power-ups, which enhance gameplay performance, or you can purchase enhanced versions of the Time Sweeper. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. If this game doesn't make you smile then you probably don't have a mouth. [Dec 2002, p.68]
  2. 83
    Certainly should garner awards for technical achievement. [Dec 2002, p.58]
  3. The time control elements are so unique and the corresponding graphic effects are so cool that you'd be a fool to miss out on them.
  4. Add to this some of the game's camera problems and the smallish feel of each stage and Blinx is just slightly amiss of being the really creative, clever game it's premise hints at. [Dec 2002, p.96]
  5. Although Blinx has its flaws, it is innovative and unusual enough to make it a worthy purchase.
  6. Even seasoned gamers will have to replay Blinx's tougher levels dozens of times before succeeding... but replaying Blinx's levels more than a few times is just plain boring. [Winter 2002, p.90]
  7. Horrendous, horribly, horribly frustrating later level designs, which totally ruin any love I previously had for the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. GeorgeP.
    Jan 17, 2003
    10
    This game is one of the best games I played for Xbox. The only thing it was to short for my but besides the I loved it!
  2. Jonathan
    Feb 13, 2003
    10
    This is worth your money if the rating could go higher i would rate it 3000.
  3. AnthonyA.
    Mar 30, 2003
    10
    The gane was dope but too short .
  4. [Anonymous]
    Oct 4, 2002
    8
    This game will be crazy.
  5. RobertJ.
    Jun 17, 2003
    7
    Blinx is one tough cat. That is to say this is a very difficult game. One hit kills abound and the levels are all timed. It becomes far too Blinx is one tough cat. That is to say this is a very difficult game. One hit kills abound and the levels are all timed. It becomes far too easy to mess up and keep dying over and over- for less skilled gamers, interpret that to say 'RENT FIRST'. However I still liked Blinx. Naoto Oshima created the orange bugger, and interestingly he also designed Sonic the Hedgehog. In fact the visual style throughout this game, from the design of menu's to the style of art throughout the game reminded me of classic Sega. The music was done by Wavemaster, which is also part of Sega, and the tunes kinda reminded me of the genesis era sonic tunes, except with meowing resonant filter sweeps from the lead synth. Heck, even the level design has a sega vibe to it. People can complain about this games difficulty, yet praise super mokey balls, and i don't get that... this game has a lot of interestingly designed levels, a great lead character, fun tunes, warped artistic direction. However what this game is not is a game like Jak and Daxter. Everything is timed and somewhat linear. The levels are all kind of small. But that plays in with the design approach... Perhaps Blinx is an anochronism, with no central hub, very little story etc., timed levels with one hit kills... But I still dig the game, what can I say? Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2010
    6
    I really enjoyed the story and creativity of this quite original and untimely game. Due to the difficulty level (which cannot be changed) thisI really enjoyed the story and creativity of this quite original and untimely game. Due to the difficulty level (which cannot be changed) this video game takes quite a while to finish, and it does not have any cinematics between levels to fully keep you interested. The plot is overall a predictable one, but that doesn't make it any less a good one. The game opens in the Time Factory, where they make and deliver time to different worlds/dimensions. Your character Blinx is a Time Sweeper and travels to different worlds to delete any glitches that may be occuring in time. The most common enemy are the time mosters, but the true villains are the Tom Tom Gang, the main antagonist. The Tom Toms steal the time in B1Q64 and cause a massive outbreak of time monsters while also kidnapping the princess. The variety in levels and these Blinx-only features of controlling time make it a very fun and unforgetable game. However, it's lack of multiplayer and other such content are it's downfall. Still, I recommend playing it for anyone who owns an Xbox. Expand
  7. CodyS.
    Jul 26, 2003
    2
    This game lacks in almost everything besides creativity. I had this "game" a few weeks before I traded it in at my local video game store. I This game lacks in almost everything besides creativity. I had this "game" a few weeks before I traded it in at my local video game store. I give this game a 2, for...um..creativity. Also, the princess story has been used up since super mario RPG, which was a very nice game. I give super mario RPG a 7-10. Expand

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