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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
I'm sure this is gonna come as a strange topic to many people, but I was wondering if there were any fellow Minesweeper fanatics on the board. I've been playing it semi-regularly for about a year, and I've found it to be a fun and challenging game requiring a lot of thought. Anyone want to fess up to liking the game?



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
I am a recovering Minesweeper addict. I've weened myself down to just a game now and again, but I used to be locked in a world of horror were I would do nothing but play for hours on end.
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I used to play this game constantly when I had a PC in my office. I could beat the 99 level in under 3 minutes (sometimes).



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
Now I consider myself a smart enough person, but this game always kicks my ass. What's worse though is that my younger sister is like the best MS player EVER. She doesn't even have to think about it. When she sets a record on my computer, it will never be broken.

All in all, I still prefer Freecell.



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Me & a buddy at work set up a custom board (24 x 30, 151 mines), which we'd take turns trying to beat. I had the record time (timer = 371), but I haven't tried it in a couple years (plus, he doesn't work at the company any more).



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.74
    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    Now I consider myself a smart enough person, but this game always kicks my ass. What's worse though is that my younger sister is like the best MS player EVER. She doesn't even have to think about it. When she sets a record on my computer, it will never be broken.

    All in all, I still prefer Freecell.


While I don't usually by into that multiple intelligences crap, I think some of it may apply here. I consider myself a pretty damn good Minesweeper player. It just seems obvious enough where to click, while I sometimes do get stuck a bit. Keep trying, you just need to get used to the kind of thinking the game encourages and you'll be competing for her records.

I feel like a motivational speaker :)



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When I'm out in California visiting my mom, I'll play it rabidly. I think I finally got my record "Expert" time under 100 seconds the last time I was out there (or maybe 120 - either way, I was proud of myself). I think my record on Beginner is 3 seconds, but I just got incredibly lucky with that one.

After a while, it just becomes instinctive, I've noticed. You can spot patterns easier, and so on. (Plus, separating the board helps a lot.)

Current MS Addiction: Spider Solitare. And I'm horrid at it, too (only about a 28% winning percentage on intermediate).
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
Shotgunshep...

Yeah, nice bit of motivational speaking there. But you needed to add one or two things. Either:

“Just keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars, and one day, in two, three, four, five years from now, you might be as good as your sister at Minesweeper.”

Or:

“You may stink at Minesweeper, but keep it up. People like you. Hey, I like you. I know you like me. And now I just helped you like you.”

And then follow with a really annoying yet somehow hilarious grin.

(edited by ekedolphin on 26.3.04 0301)


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Minesweeper is the addiction that's taking over the Internet. Maybe.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Shotgunshep...

    Yeah, nice bit of motivational speaking there. But you needed to add one or two things. Either:

    “Just keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars, and one day, in two, three, four, five years from now, you might be as good as your sister at Minesweeper.”

    Or:

    “You may stink at Minesweeper, but keep it up. People like you. Hey, I like you. I know you like me. And now I just helped you like you.”

    And then follow with a really annoying yet somehow hilarious grin.

    (edited by ekedolphin on 26.3.04 0301)


I'll be sure to thank DDP for all his help when I win the Minesweeper Academy Award.

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(edited by Torchslasher on 26.3.04 1132)


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This thread made me go find a Mac version.

http://macfreebees.tripod.com/games.html



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.36
I'd say I've been playing it at home and at work during lunch for the past month now. Expert level only, of course, since that presents the biggest challenge.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
Bah. The heck with expert level... go for the largest board possible, and a reasonable amount of mines.

Just now, I completed a maximum-size (24x30) board with 150 mines in 392 seconds.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.99
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Bah. The heck with expert level... go for the largest board possible, and a reasonable amount of mines.

    Just now, I completed a maximum-size (24x30) board with 150 mines in 392 seconds.


I just did this same board in 309. If only I had some way to verify it...



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.83
You people are freaks

I've done basic in 9, intermediate in about 100 and expert in about a week. Stop laughing AT ME!

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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Bah. The heck with expert level... go for the largest board possible, and a reasonable amount of mines.

    Just now, I completed a maximum-size (24x30) board with 150 mines in 392 seconds.


Hmm...
    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
    Me & a buddy at work set up a custom board (24 x 30, 151 mines), which we'd take turns trying to beat. I had the record time (timer = 371), but I haven't tried it in a couple years (plus, he doesn't work at the company any more).

1 more mine, and in less time. Yay me!

JJD's time of 309 smoked us both, though.



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I should note that my board had 151 mines, as well, since I stole the idea from Spiff anyway. I didn't want to rub it in, though. :)



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
I just beat the 24x30 board with 150 mines in 309 seconds. That blew the hell out of my previous record of 363 seconds.

Can anyone top that?



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Wiener of the Day Title History:

Won the title on 5/27/02 from Lunacy in a hardcore match; lost the belt the following day to wheresitat42 via offbeat shenanigans

Regained the title on 7/3/02 by pinning SKLOKAZOID in a triple-threat match; lost the belt the next day to NickBockwinkelFan via heel chicanery

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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.99
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    I just beat the 24x30 board with 150 mines in 309 seconds. That blew the hell out of my previous record of 363 seconds.

    Can anyone top that?


You tied me with the 309, but after several attempts that came AGONIZINGLY close to breaking the magical (maybe not) 300 barrier, I FINALLY broke through with a

240!

Beat THAT, people.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
Holy shit, dude.



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--Jim Ross, WrestleMania XX

Wiener of the Day Title History:

Won the title on 5/27/02 from Lunacy in a hardcore match; lost the belt the following day to wheresitat42 via offbeat shenanigans

Regained the title on 7/3/02 by pinning SKLOKAZOID in a triple-threat match; lost the belt the next day to NickBockwinkelFan via heel chicanery

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