Im a classic fan of classic games. This really brings that nostalgic feeling, and is very discreet and simple. No challenge, no leaderboard, no opponents. Nope, just you, like on windows XP. Just the same, no different. It also has autosave, as it's feature. better than all the other options, I tried them. Definitely get this. I have no regrets. It also has a custom mode. It stays simple though. Definitely get it.
21 people found this review helpful
The game play is fine and a good way to spend some free time. The amount of ads seems high. There is a banner on the main screen, and full screen ads with video and sound that stop anything else you might be listening to. If you've been playing for at least X amount of time and die, you get a full screen ad. I think there's a bug with the touch sensitivity linked to the ad show. Sometimes, I'll long press to mark a mine but it registers as a short press, triggers a mine and a full screen ad.
17 people found this review helpful
This is not a port of the original minesweeper. It constantly creates situations in which you can not logically deduce the location of a mine and have to guess. It regularly fences unknown squares with mines. I suppose if you have amazing luck this isn't a problem, but I suggest you play the lottery. Now I'm not saying that the original minesweeper never leaves you hanging, but the frequency is vastly higher on this version. Just to check I actually downloaded the version packaged with windows ME on my computer and played it. It took 25 hours of play to win one game on expert with the app. It only took 2 hours on the windows version. And that was because of my own mistakes, not a purported puzzle game making me guess. Personally, I find it more than a coincidence that the game constantly hangs you with no logical option, forcing you to choose, when it gives you adds when you fail. Seems like the developer was more interested in a little extra cash then in building a good puzzle game.
9 people found this review helpful