Product Type: other PC games
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Addictive Brain Workout
Member Name: kat1234
Advantages: simple, easy to play, challenging
We've probably nearly all attempted a minesweeper game in our time. It is one of the standard games that is usually loaded onto your PC when you get it - along with the other favourite, solitaire. It is a simple game yet highly addictive and, sometimes, incredibly frustrating!
The idea of the game is that you are given a board size (easy = small, middle = medium and hard = large), this is divided up into several small squares of equal size (therefore the hard board has alot more such squares than the easy board). Under each square is either a mine (which you must avoid as this will blow up when uncovered and end your game) or a clue as to where the mines are located. This 'clue' consists of a number which is the number of mines that are located in the squares directly adjacent. From this you must work out where the mines are located and click on the squares that are clear (by your calculations!). When you click on some squares, if you are lucky, a mass of sqaures will be revealed - making your task a little simpler! All control for this game is via the mouse - moving to the selected squares and clicking to select them.
The idea of the game is simple and it is really easy to play. It does not take long to get the hang of the game, even for real novices and techno-phobes. For such a simple game, it is highly addictive and I find the hard board very challenging. I have whiled away many an hour hoping to crack the board and ended up pulling my hair out as I accidently uncover mines in the last few moves left of the board. It can also be frustrating when you are not able to work anything definite out from the clues and must take a guess - ruining all your hard work so far.
The game is suitable for anyone that enjoys a good puzzle game and a bit of a brain workout. It is not for those amongst us that are easily frustrated, have little patience or get bored with very simple games.
The thing I like about this game is that you never forget how to play and you can pick it up here and there to while away a few minutes. The hard board is also a real challenge and it is not one of those games that once you get the hang of, you will complete more often than not. The boards change everytime and you are never likely to play the same board (or even know if you have!). A simple and addictive puzzle game.
Summary: Good puzzle game
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