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Information
Primary Name
Minesweeper
Alternate Names
Mijnenveger
MS Röj
Platform
Genre
Theme
Mode
Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
1
Release Date
1990-00-00
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Minesweeper
Nick: 
Windows Integrated (Vista to 7) edition
Rel Date: 2007-01-30
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Windows
Developer: Microsoft Game Studios, Oberon Games
Media: System-Integrated
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Rating: ESRB: E
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Minesweeper
Nick: 
Windows Integrated (3.x to XP) edition
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Windows
Developer: Microsoft Game Studios
Media: System-Integrated
Region: 
Rating: ESRB: E
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Microsoft bundled a variant of the Minesweeper-type game in their Entertainment Pack in 1990. In 1992 it was shipped with Windows 3.1. It has since been included with every successive version of Windows. As in other games of the type, the object is to expose all safe spots on the game grid (which can vary in size from 8×8 to 30×24). Scattered throughout the grid are several mines (numbering from 10 to 667). Clicking on a square exposes it, and if there are no adjacent mines, all adjacent safe squares are also exposed. Clicking on a square hiding a mine ends the game.

To aid in identifying unsafe squares, numbers appear on certain squares, showing how many mines are adjacent to them. Therefore the game serves as a practice in deductive reasoning.

The game has remained largely the same (save for cosmetic differences as Windows evolved), but for Windows 2000, the difficulty was slightly tweaked (the minimum size of the grid went up to 9×9), and for Windows Vista, development was outsourced and the option to replace the mines with flowers was added in response to criticism from nations under threat from actual minefields.

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 6419
Windows Rank: 1998
Num Ratings: 175
Average Rating: 5.21
Standard Deviation: 1.58
Num Views: 1002
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.6
Fans: 3
Personal Comments: 22
Users Owning: 109
Users Wanting: 0
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