#1
Is it just me, or the Minesweeper game (that comes with the Windows OS) is one of the most stupid games of all time?

A friend said that the game is extremely addictive, and that is a good brain exercise, because it is completely about logic.

So, for the first time, i decided to give the game a try.
But wasn't long before i started to feel frustrated -- soon, started to appear situations i couldn't handle... Unless i was some kind of psychic.

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Is it just me, or you can't win the games on the pictures by using logic alone?
To me, this brings the game to a matter of luck... You just gamble on the tile you HOPE there isn't a mine on...

Not to mention the ocasional one-click game over, when you start a new game, and the first tile you click in, is a mine. (Although some people say that this doesn't happen, it has happened to me twice before i got frustrated -- reason why i didn't took screenshots.)

Since this kind of situations come up all the time, i really don't think Minesweeper is a game of logic and intelligence. It has a lot of luck involved.
And, as a fan of games that can be won with skill and/or logic alone, Minesweeper was a disappointment to me.

What's your opinion about the game?
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#2
best game. every so often, you are forced to take a guess, but most of the time it can be avoided.
#3
I hate that game, always feel like I should be getting paid for that much thinking.
#6
It's logic AND a random element. It's the best of both worlds.

I, for one, don't understand the appeal of poker. It's pretty much entirely down to randomness and probability. I prefer games where the player has a larger effect on the outcome of the game without relying too much on luck.
#9
But it is logical. You do know how to play Minesweeper besides the "tick all the boxes randomly really fast" approach, yeah?
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#11
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But it is logical. You do know how to play Minesweeper besides the "tick all the boxes randomly really fast" approach, yeah?

Look at TS's screenshots. It's mostly logical, but sometimes the only option is to guess

Anywhom, I've always preferred Tetris, but I don't mind a game of Minesweeper every now and then. I just don't play it long enough to experience the aforementioned frustration
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But it is logical. You do know how to play Minesweeper besides the "tick all the boxes randomly really fast" approach, yeah?


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That's not how you play?


the numbers that appear around the boxes signifies how many bombs that particular numbered square is touching.
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best game. every so often, you are forced to take a guess, but most of the time it can be avoided.


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#19
STEADY THE FUCK ON! Minesweeper in Vista/7 doesn't have the smiley man?!?!?!
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#21
minesweeper is one beast of a game
but i do hate it when you have to take guesses

#23
Type in 'xyzzy' and then hit Shift, if you look in the very top left hand corner, a single white pixel should appear. If you hover over a mine the pixel will disappear. I use it to freak people out by 'guessing' where all the mines are before i've even clicked on a square
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#24
its actually qite simple...

experts a bitch but other then that its great i admit sometimes you have to guess but mostly you can get a cescent idea of where not to click
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#26
amazing game. you have to take guesses sometimes. it is like life, logic can get you to the very end, but there are situations in which you just have to choose the square on the left or the square on the right.
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#27
I don't know how to play it Really i just click random spots and get blowed
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    #28
    I used to play that game all the time. I love it because it takes logic and luck, as well as really fast thinking and clicking if you're going for best times.

    here's my high scores

    Beginner: 7 seconds
    Intermediate: 52 seconds
    Expert: 154 seconds


    i also used to like to see how fast I could beat solitaire on normal mode. I remember my fastest time being under 60 seconds.


    edit: dude above me, open minsweeper, hit F1, and read through the help files.
    Last edited by The4thHorsemen at Dec 26, 2009,
    #29
    Best score on easy : 4 seconds
    Best score on intermediate : 60 seconds
    Best score on expert : 210 seconds

    I used to play it all the time, but I couldn't really be bothered any more.

    Edit: Actually, my best score on easy is 3 seconds, I think that deserves another
    Last edited by MapOfYourHead at Dec 26, 2009,
    #30
    Quote by MapOfYourHead
    Best score on easy : 4 seconds
    Best score on intermediate : 60 seconds
    Best score on expert : 210 seconds

    I used to play it all the time, but I couldn't really be bothered any more.

    Edit: Actually, my best score on easy is 3 seconds, I think that deserves another


    awesome lol. on easy it really is luck for getting fast times. sometimes it'll only take a few clicks and most of the time it doesn't. when I got 7 seconds I said to hell with it
    #31
    Quote by jgbsmith
    STEADY THE FUCK ON! Minesweeper in Vista/7 doesn't have the smiley man?!?!?!

    This is sacrilege!! Really not cool. Anyway I like minesweeper. There's only the occasional guess.
    #32
    I like the game

    Beginner 7 Seconds
    Intermediate 42 Seconds
    Expert 109 Seconds
    #33
    It's true that the first click is never a mine. If you use the "cheat" that someone mentioned already (xyzzy enter shift+enter) before starting the game, click a spot that shows as a mine and it wont be.
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    #34
    Solitaire over Minesweeper anyday of the week.

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    Last edited by blackenedktulu at Dec 26, 2009,
    #39
    Quote by uhh_me?
    best game. every so often, you are forced to take a guess, but most of the time it can be avoided.

    Yea, it's great, I've spent so much time playing it.

    For those who like a challenge, don't place any mines, just click where there are none, it's so satisfying hitting the last safe square and all the mines show up instantly after

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