Mine of Sight

You know how tried and tested formulas for games can work if your sprinkle a little something new in between? Well, welcome to Mine of Sight, a kind of Minesweeper (kind of impossible for anyone not to know this game, but if you don’t you should check out this game anyway) clone that puts a twist to the old formula, giving this game a very fresh feel.

Mine of Sight is a puzzle game that takes the Minesweeper game and its mechanics, then adds a little twist to it to create something new and a bit more challenging. The game is played by just using your mouse. You use the mouse cursor to point at any square within the playing field, then use the left mouse button to open that box and find out if that box is a mine or not, or use the right mouse button to put in a flag, depicting that you have guessed that the box may contain a mine. If a box is opened and it turns out to be a mine, it’s game over. The game does not leave you in the dark to guess where the mine is, though, as it will give you one clue as to what boxes may have a mine, and it is your job to find out. So the playing field will have numbers in them and those numbers will always be next to a box, with a maximum of 4 boxes adjacent to it (that’s one of each of the cardinal directions). The number will tell you how many mines are there within the boxes that are adjacent to it. There will also be numbers with a little eye directly on top of them, this denotes that there are bombs in all four directions from that number – basically any box that the number can see is a potential bomb. You will use this information to make sure you open the correct boxes throughout the game. It may sound a little complicated, but you’ll quickly get it once you play the game as the game will guide you until you feel good enough to take challenges on your own. This is a game where you’ll never have to guess!

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