'Minesweeper Genius' blows up on consoles

'Minesweeper Genius' blows up on consoles MGAIA STUDIO

Blowfish Studios lights the fuse on its version of Minesweeper with Minesweeper Genius, now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

Says developer Mgaia Studio:

In Minesweeper Genius, aliens have acquired Aristotle’s DNA and cloned him to conduct experiments in labs filled with explosive land mines.  It’s up to players to sweep their way through each level, moving Aristotle from one square to the next en route to the exit while avoiding subterranean dangers.  Numbers on each row and column indicate how many mines are near, tasking players with working out where they are without making a costly mistake.

Blowfish further says that the game helps make the rules of the original Minesweeper more accessible with a learning curve that helps players get used to the mechanics and logic required to solve puzzles in the game’s 130 standard levels.  There are also an additional 55 extra difficult stages for puzzle game veterans.  Players can also take on the console-exclusive Custom Level mode, where new puzzles are procedurally generated based on adjustable settings.

Minesweeper Genius takes me back to our uni days, when we’d procrastinate on preparing for exams by trying to conquer the most ridiculous Minesweeper grids possible,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios.  “I look forward to a new generation enjoying Mgaia’s wonderfully original take on this classic experience now that Minesweeper Genius is available for consoles.”

Available digitally on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch, Minesweeper Genius carries a $5.99 USD price tag.

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