Flashback – Blinx: The Time Sweeper

I like to say that Blinx was the original cat of chaos on the Xbox when Blinx: The Time Sweeper released.  It touted some pretty cool time manipulation elements that were a lot of fun.  He was the cat that the Prince of Persia should consult when looking to go back and forth through time.  Blinx had it all down to a science with his ability to record, rewind or put things in slow motion.  The TS1000 was a big bag of time tricks.

I had some fun with Blinx.  It was a concept that the Xbox really tried to use to differentiate itself from the PlayStation 2 and its games.  I’d like to see them bring Blinx back to next-gen status but I highly doubt it’ll happen.  I wouldn’t mind seeing how it would be if there was a version for the Xbox 360.

Flashback Game: Blinx: The Time Sweeper
Released: October 1 2002
Platform: Xbox
Next-Gen Meter: Maybe, wouldn’t mind

You can give Blinx: The Time Sweeper a try on the Xbox 360 if you’ve never played it.  It’s a backward compatible title.  I’m not sure where you’ll find a copy these days but if you can, I think you’ll enjoy it.

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  1. what a great game! i was just thinking of this the other day and couldnt remember its name. this and voodoo vince were my favorite overlooked games

  2. I actually enjoyed the BLINX games no matter what the reviews say. I kinda wish they would bring it back as well.

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