Review Minesweeper Premium
That very Minesweeper in classic and Metro styles
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 09 Nov 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Minesweeper Premium is that very Minesweeper familiar to many of you back from the PC versions, where your task is to demine the playing field through some calculations. The game, as before, requires increased attentiveness and the presence of logical thinking. By default, the game is presented in the style of Metro, and all menu items, as well as most of the elements of the playing field will have the shade which is set in the settings of your smartphone.
Let's speak on settingsWhen entered the settings, you can activate the classic mode and then the playing field will be exactly the same as we have seen it at personal computers 15 years ago. At the beginning of the game, you can choose the number of mines hidden on the playing field. In the case of one dozen of mines, the playing field is small and fit completely on the screen of a smartphone, however, choosing 40 or 99 mines, you will have to use the zoom slider (everything will be very small) and to drag the playing field with gestures.
Objectives and tasksThe essence of the game is that you need to find all the mines and mark them with special flags, and then open all the areas of the playing field which, in your opinion, do not constitute any threat. In case of an error, a mine explodes, all the tiles of the playing field open, and you have to start the game from the very beginning. Typically, the first few moves have to be done randomly, so don't bother yourself with it particularly.
Just make taps on the tiles in random places on the screen, and if you're lucky, quite a big part of the playing field will be cleared. In case you undermine, there is nothing left but to start the game out of the chute. And if you open a sufficient number of tiles, you can begin to think or to trust your instincts. You should first pay attention to the corner tiles (the angle should look at the center of the cleared site), because close to them there will necessarily stand the number 1.
ResumeYou can safely put a flag at the corners, and to do this you need to make a tap on the button in the lower left corner of the screen and then tap on the very corner tile. The remaining mines should be looked for on the basis of what numbers are located next to the tiles. That is, each figure represents the number of mines that are its neighbors. The neighboring tiles are those which are in contact with a figure through a side of the cell or corner. That is, probably, everything that could be told about the game.