If you have ever picked up a controller, put your hand on a mouse, or sat at a computer screen, then chances are you would have played some variant of Minesweeper. Well good news, it’s now hitting Xbox One and Nintendo Switch… all in the form of Minesweeper Genius.
Previously available on the mobile scene, we yet again see the jump from mobile time-waster to full on console experience being made as the Minesweeping fan gets the opportunity to mix things up a bit – with a combination of the elements found in sudoku and that of picross being put together.
As you may well expect to see, Minesweeper Genius is a little bit different to the norm, and whilst the whole idea of hunting down and avoiding mines is the core backbone, the deliverance of its ideas is somewhat different.
Testing the brain is the order of the day and Minesweeper Genius will challenge your mind and logical thinking as you help Aristotle regain his memory, escaping from the scientific experiments of aliens as you go.
Reading numbers to calculate the exact number of mines in each column, before flagging up the tiles which contain mines and moving Aristotle to the portal may seem like a simple enough premise, but when you combine all these elements along with procedural generation and everything found in sudoku, picross and minesweeper itself, the task will become altogether more tricky.
A price of £4.99 is all that will be required to be spent should you wish to get access to Minesweeper Genius on Xbox One, with the Xbox Store giving up the goods. You’ll also find the game available from the eShop for Nintendo Switch.
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Inspired by the classic computer game from our childhood – as well as sudoku and picross – Minesweeper Genius is a brain teaser that will challenge your mind and logical thinking. Help Aristotle – the genius with a broom – sweep the minefield to regain his memory and escape from the aliens’ scientific experiments, discovering where all the bombs are hidden. HOW TO PLAY: • Read the numbers to calculate how many mines there are in each column and each line • Flag the tiles which contain a mine • Then move the minesweeper genius to the portal! FEATURES: • Our procedural generator can create an unlimited number of random levels • Mixes the mechanics of sudoku, nonogram (picross) and minesweeper • Absolutely no guessing or luck involved