This game puts a St. Patrick's Day spin on Minesweeper. Shamrock's Gold creates a sprightly atmosphere with festive music, a cursor that trails gold pixie dust, and a leprechaun as a host. The gameplay remains traditional, although in this version you have to clear a field without disturbing the leprechaun's pots of gold. If you fail and uncover a gold stash, the field blows up and the game ends. You can play at various levels, from easy to advanced, differentiated by the size of the playing grid. The window displays the number of pots of gold that remain. The game features an informative tutorial marred only slightly by the fakey Irish dialect, and you can configure the interface and sound. Shamrock's Gold takes Minesweeper to a new level in terms of design.
What's new in version 1.11
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedMarch 17, 2003
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
If you've ever played Minesweeper and you like leprechauns, you're in for a treat, because now you get both in one great game. See if you have the skill to steal Shamrock's gold. You get cool effects such as fairy dust and showers of gold coins. Best yet, it's all totally free and it's great for the kids, too.