Conclusion: There is also the option to play this over the internet, but I never once found a single person who'd be willing to play, so that menu might just as well have been a bad joke and the game has no online functionality whatsoever. To sum it up: It is Minesweeper, yes. An even more boring version of Minesweeper, if you can imagine that. And on top of that, one that you pay for. Verdammt. Afterword: This is sad.
Conclusion: In a press release we received, the publishers urged us to “grab a controller and have fun with that special someone, blowing each other into oblivion” on this Valentine’s Day just passed. Although wanting to join in with the romantic phrasing and innuendos that littered the note, I urge you not to waste your (and your lover’s) time with this one.
Conclusion: Frankly, some of the annoyance level in the Flags Mode could have been lowered. When other players are taking their turns, your cursor doesn’t appear on the screen, so you can’t physically plan out your move ahead of time, only visualize it for when your turn comes around. The designers didn’t offer that flexibility, though, so you often have to take the cursor from wherever it was after your last turn (which may be across the board) and quickly navigate it to where you...
Excerpt: With Microsoft’s new pricing policy on Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) seeing the majority of the latest releases coming in at around the 800-1200ms point mark it is refreshing to see any games costing 400ms points. In this case the game I refer to is an updated version of the perennial time wasting favourite Minesweeper which will be familiar to many PC users worldwide.
Summary: Stick with the out-of-the-box version on your home PC. At 400 points it's half the price of the usual Xbox Live Arcade fare, but it still doesn't justify the cost and there's a perfectly decent version of Minesweeper sitting in the Community Games section of the market place if you're that desperate to play it on a console.
Summary: Bei den Namen „Minesweeper“, wird es bei den meisten Menschen, die diese Zeilen lesen, in den Ohren klingeln. Das Spiel ist sehr bekannt, was sich hauptsächlich dadurch begründet, dass Microsoft das Spiel für das im Jahre 1992 erschienen Windows 3.1 entwickelte und es seither jeder Nachfolgerversion beiliegt. Das Spiel feiert nun in einer Art modifiziertem Remake mit dem Namen Minesweeper Flags auf der Xbox 360 sein Debüt.
Pros: + spannender Multiplayermodus, + Flag Modus ist eine sinnvolle Erweiterung.., - ..die Kampagne jedoch ihrer Erwähnung nicht mal wert, - absolut unfaire KI im Einzelspielermodus (unspielbar)