Microsoft Minesweeper is the classic puzzle game that has been a part of Windows for more than 20 years, now re-imagined and online. Play the logic game you know and love, now with updated graphics and sounds. Get the full info here.

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Overview

Microsoft Minesweeper is the classic puzzle game that has been a part of Windows for more than 20 years, now re-imagined and online, for browsers, what means you can play it on any system that can run a browser with HTML5 support.

Enjoy the logic game you know and love, now with updated graphics and sounds.

Start with an Easy puzzle and work your way up to Expert, where players who want a different level of challenge can put his logic skills to the test! But, be careful, a minefield that large can defeat even the steadiest competitors!

Instructions

  • The goal of Minesweeper is to uncover all the squares on a grid that do not contain mines without being “blown up” by clicking on a square with a mine underneath.
  • Play it with a touchscreen or with a mouse and keyboard to mark the locations of all the mines without uncovering any of them.
  • The location of most mines is discovered through a logical process, but some require guessing, usually with a 50-50 chance of being correct.
  • Clicking on the game board will reveal what is hidden underneath the chosen square or squares (a large number of blank squares [bordering 0 mines] may be revealed in one go if they are adjacent to each other).
  • Some squares are blank while others contain numbers (from 1 to 8), with each number being the number of mines adjacent to the uncovered square.
  • To help the player avoid hitting a mine, the location of a suspected mine can be marked by flagging it with the right mouse button.
  • The game is won once all blank or numbered squares have been uncovered by the player without hitting a mine; any remaining mines not identified by flags are automatically flagged by the computer. However, in the event that a game is lost and the player had mistakenly flagged a safe square, that square will either appear with a red X, or else a red X covering the mine (both denoting the square as safe).
  • The instructions are also explained in-game.

More about Microsoft Minesweeper

Microsoft Minesweeper (formerly just Minesweeper, and also known as Flower Field) is a minesweeper-type video game created by Curt Johnson, originally for IBM’s OS/2, that was ported to Windows by Robert Donner, both Microsoft employees at the time.

First officially released as part of the Microsoft Entertainment Pack 1 in 1990, it was first included in the standard install of Windows 3.1 in 1992, replacing Reversi from Windows 3.0.

Microsoft Minesweeper was included without major changes in all subsequent Windows releases until Windows Vista, at which time an updated version by Oberon Media replaced it. In Windows 8 and later the game is not included with a fresh Windows install, but Microsoft Studios has published an updated version of it, developed by Arkadium, on Microsoft Store. This is probably the version you have here to play.

P.S.: this post uses some info taken from Wikipedia.

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Added In: April 12th, 2021

Categories: Classics, Puzzlers

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Developer and/or publisher: Microsoft

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