For years, Microsoft Minesweeper, more domestically It’s devastating, was standard on every Windows installation. This was also a great joy for everyone who sat in secondary computer classes, because when someone passes another class on the basics of Excel, even It’s devastating feels like a Game of the Year nominee.
But honestly, that kind of attitude also feels a bit derogatory, because though It’s devastating was a free little game, it wasn’t bad. Although it is no longer shipped as a free gift of Windows, Minesweeper there are still enough passionate fans in outright incomprehensible numbers.
Although It’s devastating remembered virtually alone as a Windows giveaway, the game originated as a free game with IBM’s OS / 2 interface. After the original game developed Curt Johnson ended up working for Microsoft, another Microsoft developer Robert Donner made a Windows translation of the game. Windows version Minesweeper was first released in 1990 as part of the Windows 3.0 paid game package, but a few years later it was included in all Windows installations.
The appreciation and popularity of the game is pretty much told by the fact that when Microsoft removed it Miinaharavan From standard installations of Windows in 2012, players immediately developed several of their own versions of the game that can be played if on some kind of operating system or even a website. There is also a reason for this: It’s devastating is quite an incomprehensibly popular racing game. With just one Miinaharavan the online version has over two million players, with tens of thousands competing regularly for who can clean up the game boards the fastest.
But for a moment. It’s devastatingracing gaming? Are we sure we are talking about the same game now? Yes, from that solitaire-inspired game that tries to find the mines lurking behind the hidden squares by inferring their locations from the revealed squares. If the clicked square did not contain a mine, it contains a number indicating how many mines are in contact with that square. Then the brain is injected to pound.
After a few hours of playing, you will already find that you are subconsciously making interpretations and conclusions based on even small clues. Then you can take a look at how your own time is doing compared to those really tough players. Yeah, I passed the medium-sized board (256 squares) in just over five minutes. The world record is seen on the big board (480 squares) in just over 28 seconds, on the medium-sized one in just under seven seconds. Maybe there’s still a bit of petrification here.
That, of course, is not surprising, as it will very soon become clear that In a minefield there is really a lot of depth. Serious racing players have developed a number of different statistical methods that can be used to analyze the challenge of each game board as well as the performance of the players. It is a bit confusing to sit modern Minesweeperversion and watch as another dozen different stats next to the game board slam in different directions as the game progresses.
It’s not just about hi-fi, it’s about trying to keep the playing field as fair as possible. Because mines are placed on the playing field algorithmically, it is possible that when all the stars hit the right position, someone gets a ridiculously easy field that even a poorer player can clean up in record time. So some smart time ago came up with a way to judge It’s devastatingfields by calculating the minimum number of moves required to clear the board. In addition to mere comparison, modern Minesweeperversions don’t even make fields whose complexity drops below the level required in racing games.
It’s devastatingThe scene recently experienced quite a few moments of drama, when only a 12-year-old Chinese player She-And Ju set a 12-year-long and unbeaten world record again and then improved his record a couple of times. Less surprisingly, the players were really skeptical of the then-unknown name, so Ju had to prove his talents live several times before players accepted that the 12-year-old really did seem to be a one-generation-level talent.
This may all sound like a bit of a corner, because it really is the free little game of Windows that most played a quarter ago when there was nothing better to do, but the world can accommodate all kinds of people. Although I don’t go chasing myself Miinaharavan record lists, a few hours spent on the game were enough to prove that despite its reputation It’s devastating is just the right video game. Even pretty damn good kind.
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