Excerpt: Microsoft has released its entry in the mascot
wars, an off-beat platform title called Blinx: The Time Sweeper. Blinx is one
cool cat and has the ability to suck up objects and spit them back at enemies.
Excerpt: Late in 2002, the Xbox was blessed with a decent platform game called Blinx: The Time Sweeper . Blinx , with his maniacal grin, had attracted the attention of gamers around the world with his unique time-control abilities.
Excerpt: Mascots sell systems, and no genre of game creates easily identifiable mascots like the tried-and-true platformer. Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog has only ventured onto the GameCube so far this generation, and Nintendo's roster also includes Mario, the pudgy plumber that defined what a platformer is in...
Conclusion: accident in 7,347 years. But now there’s a group of miscreants who wish to steal time and sell it to greedy other-dimensions. One of the worlds is so affected by the pilfering of time that the Time Factory decides there is no other choice than to let it go unstable and vanish.
Excerpt: Sega's Virtua Fighter earned a place in the Smithsonian for being the first 3-D video game. While Microsoft's Blinx is unlikely to follow suit, it is an innovative platform game that gives Xbox gamers pause.
Excerpt: 'Only on Xbox' If you go through your game collection, you're likely to find at least one game that sports this logo. While it may come off as a rather flashy way to denote exclusivity, on Blinx this moniker becomes much more.
Excerpt: Much like the stagnation of fighting games to which fellow GameCritics.com writer Brad Gallaway alluded in his recent review of Tekken 4 , platform games have evolved little since Nintendos Super Mario 64 revitalized the genre in 1996.