A puzzle game designed to test the player’s thinking and counting skills, Minesweeper was a great way to pass time while getting some brain exercise. The most patient (or smartest) players utilized all of the tools the program gave them — planting different colored flags, and tactically counting. But players that liked to live on the edge wasted no time with silly flag-planting and went right into the nitty-gritty. For a majority of us, it’s the closest we’ll ever feel to being a part of the “Bomb Squad.”
There have been countless versions of similar games since, but there’s something about that old-school yellow smiley face putting on a pair of sunglasses after an intensely close victory that kept us coming back for more.
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