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    Blinx the Time Sweeper

    Game » consists of 2 releases. Released Oct 07, 2002

    Battle pigs using time and garbage as your main weapons.

    Short summary describing this game.

    Blinx the Time Sweeper last edited by Marino on 08/08/21 06:53PM View full history


    'Blinx: the Time Sweeper' was one of Microsoft's very first attempts to create a mascot for their system. The game featured you playing as the titular cat, who was armed with a vacuum cleaner-like device he could use to suck up garbage and throw it back at enemies. In addition, Blinx had the power of time on his side; by collecting a certain number of time icons (which look like buttons on a VCR) he could activate certain time powers. Each icon represented one time power and each item must be picked up consecutively without picking up another time power in order for it to work.

    The game is backwards compatible with the Xbox 360. On April 17, 2018, it was made backwards compatible with the Xbox One.

    Time Powers

    • Pause: Stops time briefly
    • Rewind: Reverse time, allowing Blinx to cross obstacles like crumbling bridges
    • Fast Forward: Speeds up time, allowing Blinx to pass slow moving obstacles
    • Record: Lets Blinx to make a copy of himself


    The game received mixed reviews from critics, though it was successful enough to support a 2004 sequel.


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