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Microsoft Minesweeper is an iconic puzzle game that has been included with Microsoft Windows operating systems since Windows 3.1. The game's objective is to clear a rectangular board containing hidden mines without detonating any of them. The player clicks on a square to reveal what's underneath, and numbers are displayed to indicate how many mines are adjacent to that square. Using these numbers, players must logically deduce the location of mines and safely clear the board.
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Do you have trouble running this game on Windows? Read this guide.

Games developed for Windows 3.x can't run on recent Windows systems. You need a Virtual Machine to run this game properly.

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By the year 2000, the game had been given the name of Flower Field instead of Minesweeper in some translations of Windows 2000 (like the Italian version), featuring flowers instead of mines.

In 2003, Microsoft created a variation called Minesweeper Flags in MSN Messenger, which is played against an opponent with the objective to find the mines rather than the surrounding squares.

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Also known as: Microsoft Minesweeper
Status: abandonware
Input: mouse, keyboard
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