Minesweeper brings back memories of the 80s and early 1990s. It was originally available on the family’s computer back in the days when computers were not as portable as smartphones or laptops.
There is a desk at most homes that houses a cumbersome device. One of the most popular games was the Minesweeper, which was played by some of those children. This was before the internet. It was the norm to still be offline.
It turns out that they were playing Minesweeper wrong all along — as a TikTok woman revealed. It also broke the internet, as it shocked the minds of its players.
What is Minesweeper?
It’s a single-play, 16-bit puzzle game for PC. Lad Bible reports that players would click on random squares to avoid blowing up bombs or “mines”.
Back in those days, clicking on any tile was all that was required.
Since then, instructions for the game have been made available. According to 1079ishot a report shows that Google was not yet available when the game was first released.
This is how most people played Minesweeper. They clicked on boxes and went aimlessly. While the game is now considered obsolete by some, there are still many recent improvements to it.
A company called Cinemassive created , the largest Minesweeper in August 2015. It was celebrating its 30th anniversary.
A TikToker Schools Minesweeper Players
It turns out that the game has a strategy. Paisley, a Tiktok user, revealed the strategy to the public.
Paisley wasn’t content to click on any square in order to avoid the explosion in the viral video. Paisley used a strategy and understood the game plan.
Paisley claims that “I am about making all your middle school dreams a reality because I am going tell you how to play the stupid game called mine something,” Lad Biblical reported.
How to Play it the Right Way
Players must press a square to play Minesweeper. It is not enough to guess which square you should click. The game is all about observation and deduction.
Note that the number in the boxes indicates where the mines are located.
It will show you the number of bombs touching each square. There are two types: one and two. The box that is closest to number one indicates that the “mine” is on one of the surrounding squares. The number two signifies that more than one explosive is adjacent to the box.
These numbers serve as a guide throughout the game. Clear the map and avoid blowing the bomb is the final goal.
This viral video already has 4 million views and 14,000 shares. It also has 500,000 likes. It could be that this means that 4 million more people know how to play Minesweeper.