Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space

Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space (released in Japan as Blinx 2: Battle of Time and Space) is a platform video game developed by Artoon and published by Microsoft Game Studios exclusively for the Xbox. It was released for the Xbox in 2004, and is the sequel to Blinx: The Time Sweeper. Like the previous installment, it is also playable on an Xbox 360.

Blinx 2
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Developer(s)Artoon
Publisher(s)Microsoft Game Studios
Director(s)Takuya Matsumoto
Naoto Ohshima
Producer(s)Yoji Ishii
Programmer(s)Takuya Matsumoto
Artist(s)Masamichi Harada
Noriko Omizo
Writer(s)Soshi Kawasaki
Composer(s)Tomonori Sawada
Keiichi Sugiyama
Platform(s)Xbox
Release
  • NA: November 16, 2004
  • JP: November 18, 2004
  • EU: December 3, 2004
Genre(s)Platform
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

PlotEdit

The player controls either a Time Sweeper (anthropomorphic cat) or a Tom Tom (pig) on their mission to prevent a threat which will result in the global catastrophic risk by finding the eight fragments of the all-powerful Big Crystal. Some Tom Tom pigs accidentally destroy the legendary Big Crystal upon discovering it. As a result, the Time Sweepers and the Tom-Toms then fight past many time glitch monsters and with each other. Upon completing levels when playing as the Time Sweepers, a short cinematic plays of the mysterious Time Angel, who wants her crystal repaired. At the end of the game, the player becomes included with a team which must go to a mysterious part of an alternate universe to defeat the Scissor Demon, a mission from which they cannot return. The team are easily defeated by the demon until a squad of Tom Toms arrive. The leader of the Tom-Toms will look the same as the one the player had customized while playing as the Tom Toms. He gives the player the other half of the big crystal which enabled the player to hurt the Demon. Once the Scissor Demon is defeated, it dissolves. The screen then fades to brightness, at which point the Angel thanks the Time Sweepers and the Tom-Toms for their efforts. What happens to the team afterwards is unknown.

ReceptionEdit

Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space received "mixed or average" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[1] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of one eight, one nine, and two eights for a total of 33 out of 40.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Edge staff (January 2005). "Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space". Edge (145): 91.
  3. ^ EGM staff (January 2005). "Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space". Electronic Gaming Monthly (187): 137.
  4. ^ Jennings, Ronan (December 20, 2004). "Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "New Famitsu scores ....BURINKUSU > *". NeoGAF. November 10, 2004. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space". Game Informer (141): 133. January 2005.
  7. ^ Rice Burner (December 21, 2004). "Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space Review for Xbox on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 15, 2005. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  8. ^ Ferris, Duke (December 8, 2004). "Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space Review". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on September 12, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  9. ^ Navarro, Alex (November 16, 2004). "Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on June 6, 2021. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  10. ^ Maragos, Nich (December 1, 2004). "GameSpy: Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 18, 2005. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  11. ^ Raymond, Justin (December 6, 2004). "Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space Review - Xbox". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 29, 2008. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  12. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (November 16, 2004). "Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space". IGN. Archived from the original on July 11, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  13. ^ "Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space". Official Xbox Magazine: 76. January 2005.
  14. ^ "RECENT VIDEO GAME RELEASES: BLINX 2: MASTERS OF TIME AND SPACE; LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS; CALL OF DUTY: FINEST HOUR". Detroit Free Press. January 23, 2005. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  15. ^ Hill, Jason (January 13, 2005). "Riotous fun". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.

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