Another dimension

Challenge your Minesweeper skills with this interesting variation.

Minesweeper is right up there with solitaire as a classic time waster. But if you think you mastered Minesweeper in middle school, think again; Minefield 6D takes the popular strategy game and adds several more dimensions. Although it uses the same basic gameplay as traditional Minesweeper, it takes a while to wrap your head around it, and it will challenge you in a way that Minesweeper never has.

The game's interface is plain, looking quite similar to the original Minesweeper with a slightly different color scheme. Since we weren't sure exactly how Minefield 6D worked, we started with the tutorial, which is extremely thorough--maybe a little too thorough. If you've somehow made it this far in life without playing Minesweeper, you're in luck; this tutorial will describe how to play the original Minesweeper in painstaking detail. Once that's done, it moves on to explain the multidimensional format of Minefield 6D. Visually, it just looks like several minefields adjacent to one another, but you are supposed to think of them as though they are stacked on top of one another. In other words, not only do you have to worry about the mines that are on each side of a particular square, you also have to worry about mines that may lurk above or below. It will probably make more sense once you start playing, although it took us a while to really feel like we understood exactly what was going on. Minefield 6D provides minefields for players at every level, with options for 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, and 6D, and options for easy, normal, and hard at each dimension. Overall, we found Minefield 6D to be quite challenging and fun, and we recommend it for anyone who enjoys Minesweeper and is ready for the next level.

Minefield 6D comes as a ZIP file. It's accessible after extraction with no need for installation.

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