Today for TBT, I will clear up one of the age old questions. That is, what the heck-a-doo is the purpose of minesweeper? It’s quite simple, really. Minesweeper and the other games that came pre-loaded on all of our PCs were created to give us kids with strict parents some way to amuse ourselves. My parents were convinced that videogames created serial killers and were the root cause of all violence in our country. But, they weren’t savvy enough to know how to delete games like minesweeper off their PCs. That meant we could take a break from playing with our sticks outside and learn this strange game with squares, numbers, explosions and my favorite feature, the smiley face of death.
Want to get blown up? Ok, lets play Mine Sweeper!
I know you’ve been there. You’ve been stuck in class or somewhere else where there was nothing available to you but minesweeper. You know in the olden times before smartphones saved us from boredom. You probably opened minesweeper and clicked around for a bit before giving up, opening your textbook and actually working on school work out of desperation. If you were like me though, you knew extreme levels of boredom could drive you to minesweeper mastery.
After the first win on the beginner level, you can’t just stop there. Minesweeper is the gateway drug to other PC games. Before you know it you’re playing on expert and working hard to beat your personal best time. It’s pretty much like high stakes Sudoku … instead of erasing a wrong move, the smiley face of death lets you know you have to start over. One of the best elements of this game is the little gasp face the smiley makes every time you click a square. Watch out, that first step is a doozy!