Microsoft finally has Windows RT-Surface Minesweeper game

While Microsoft has offered a version of its Minesweeper game as part of its Windows OS since the launch of Windows 3.1, no such game was included in Windows RT.

For the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft offered a version of Minesweeper as a free game which can be downloaded via the Windows Store, although it didn't work on the ARM-based version of Windows. That has now changed, as a new update for Minesweeper in the Windows Store has added support for Windows RT.

Players who download the new version of the game will find that it now features two different play modes. The first is the "classic" Minesweeper game, where user simply click on the boxes in a grid and avoid setting off the mines that are hidden underneath some of them. The second way to play is the new "Adventure" mode. According to Microsoft, in this mode users will have to "guide [their] brave hero[s] to the center of the Earth, collecting riches along the way."

The new version of Minesweeper also gives players daily challenges to complete, has Xbox Live achievements to unlock, and offers online leaderboards to compare scores with those from Xbox Live friends. Two more free Microsoft developed games for Windows 8, Solitaire and Mahjong, still do not support Windows RT, although their online descriptions claim that support for that OS is "coming soon."

Via: Techie-buzz.com
Source: Windows Store website | Image via Microsoft

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I'm sad they took Minesweeper off the desktop. It used to be my favorite idle game while watching Vids.

Now with w8 app snapping, the medium board rotates 90 degrees when snapped in minimode making it unplayable.

Anyone know how to hack old minesweeper onto Windows 8?

In the meantime I guess I power up my RT screen and play fullscreen there

deadonthefloor said,
I'm sad they took Minesweeper off the desktop. It used to be my favorite idle game while watching Vids.

Now with w8 app snapping, the medium board rotates 90 degrees when snapped in minimode making it unplayable.

Anyone know how to hack old minesweeper onto Windows 8?

In the meantime I guess I power up my RT screen and play fullscreen there

Just Google Minesweeper, there are so many clones of the original it's ridiculous.

Still want to see Toy Soldiers get ported to arm.... and all the other "launch day" games they showed to come out (skulls of the shogun and the others)

I considered buying one last week but its basic stuff like this that is tedious. No Google Chrome yet either. Think I'm going to hold out for the Pro...

Once this hits "Two more free Microsoft developed games for Windows 8, Solitaire and Mahjong, still do not support Windows RT, although their online descriptions claim that support for that OS is "coming soon."" then the Xbox 360 has competition! Cannot wait. That will make Surface THE gaming platform for gamers...

lol that would be nice. I don't even imagine the Pro having enough power to run say.... dishonored at 720p at 40fps at least, but we will see.

boumboqc said,

Tell me how much games did Apple made for their users ?

Where the Hell did you get Apple from? You think I'm an Apple Hipster? LOL! If I'm a fanboy of anything it's Windows 7, Steam, and Linux. I just so happen to own a 2006 Intel Core 2 MacBook only because a friend sold it to me for a hundred bucks. Where did I ever say anything that make me an Apple fanboy? And to answer your question for humor, Apple has Chess on OS X (LOL! @ them!), and a boat ton of iOS apps like iWork, iLife, Texas Hold 'em, etc.

ThunderBuddy said,

Ahh and so it begins, I don't like Apple. I made a joke, get over it.

Nothing's beginning. I'm not an Apple fanboy. I too was making a joke. The idiot above didn't realize that.

ThunderBuddy said,
Ohh snap, sales will be through the roof now!

Damn right. You know this is what everyone and their grandmother has been waiting for.

Tyler R. said,

Nothing's beginning. I'm not an Apple fanboy. I too was making a joke. The idiot above didn't realize that.


Ahh yeah I knew man, was just referring to the other guy

Tyler R. said,

Nothing's beginning. I'm not an Apple fanboy. I too was making a joke. The idiot above didn't realize that.

Woah, I was just asking a question buddy, nothing rude from my question too.
I was just wandering if Apple released free game on their tablets for their users.
Yes or No, idiot.

Tyler R. said,

Where the Hell did you get Apple from? You think I'm an Apple Hipster? LOL! If I'm a fanboy of anything it's Windows 7, Steam, and Linux. I just so happen to own a 2006 Intel Core 2 MacBook only because a friend sold it to me for a hundred bucks. Where did I ever say anything that make me an Apple fanboy? And to answer your question for humor, Apple has Chess on OS X (LOL! @ them!), and a boat ton of iOS apps like iWork, iLife, Texas Hold 'em, etc.

I've never seen someone getting that fast on the defensive.
Thanks man, you made my day.
LMAO

boumboqc said,

Woah, I was just asking a question buddy, nothing rude from my question too.
I was just wandering if Apple released free game on their tablets for their users.
Yes or No, idiot.


Uhuh, well next time try asking without making it sound like a retaliation. As to your question Tyler R. was kind enough to answer it.