YMMV / Blinx

  • Annoying Video Game Helper: In the second game, your commanders tell you how to do pretty much everything.
  • Cult Classic
  • Hype Backlash: It was a supposed Xbox Mascot with Attitude, but ended being less than impressive.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: The way time powers are handled. Time powers (which are sometimes required to progress, and often very useful) are single-use abilities earned by collecting matching sets of crystals, but if the player picks up too many non-matching crystals, the entire set becomes wasted. There is no way to drop a set of crystals if a bad match is made or imminent, and crystals do not respawn, meaning that wasteful use of time powers or improper management of inventorynote  can lead the level to become Unwinnable by Mistake.
    • Oh, and one of the powers is, essentially, the player's health. Imagine trying to pick up four pieces of heart every time you want a single point of health, and that if you pick up any other collectible while doing so, they both cancel out.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Pelon, a side character in the second game, was a source of disagreement among fans for years who couldn't figure out if the Sweeper was male or female. Despite all the other Sweepers being male, Pelon has a very effeminate voice, a sleeker face than the others, and a name that isn't obviously masculine or feminine. Even a 2017 online article referred to Pelon as female, but the art director eventually put the issue to rest after thirteen years by confirming that Pelon is indeed male.
    • To a lesser extent, Blinx himself, at least in the first game. His voice is pretty androgynous (and is not helped by the strange pseudo-language everybody speaks in), and the only other hint to his gender, in-game or in the manual, is his reaction to seeing the princess for the first time.
  • Vindicated by History: The games are generally looked upon more fondly today than when they were first released.

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