Minesweeper! Asteroid Minesweeper! Minesweeper made uber serious, now in 3d, with a rotatable camera and the same high-stakes octane gameplay. If you have no idea what minesweeper is, then you are either lucky or are using a mac. Virtually every version of the Windows operating system comes with mini-games, such as Minesweeper. Where the goal is to clear out the board, without triggering the mines, hence the title.20160727142719_1

By the way, this, is not an easy task, after all, everything is hidden and the only clue is the blocks with numbers on them, which hints to how many mines are adjacent. Due to the game being 3d, this means that there can be a mine in every direction with a cube. A point the tutorial hammer inn with a nail. Since only the precise instructions during it will work, which made it quite annoying level.
Controls in Asteroid Minesweeper are very simple, and responsive and come with various control schemes. Keyboard navigation, tablet keys,  or the good old PC mouse. Right-click reveals block, if it is a mine it goes boom. So hopefully it is a number, which points to nearby explosives. Meanwhile, the mouse wheel key is used to tag a  mine, and C  is used to clear out empty revealed blocks that serve no purpose.
As stated earlier, this one comes in 3d, where rotating the camera becomes a key element in removing blocks. Since a lot of them are hidden in a cluster of blocks. Apparently, these clusters are the asteroid mentioned in the title. Graphically it is smooth, monochrome, and simple. The only thing with color is the number on the blocks.

20160727005754_1 Simple, and clean and it does get the job done. Eventually, the mechanic will add some cruel twists. such as moving mines. As for the music, it’s quite nice and melodic and very relaxing indeed. A mix of ambiance and acoustic guitar, mixed in with some piano. This most defiantly is a good thing, since the game will become very frustrating, quite fast. It’s a combination of nerve-wracking, anticipation, and some skill. Luckily, I have at least five extra tries on most stages. Otherwise, Asteroid minesweeper would be a real pain to play. There is also no timer as far as I can see, which is a very good thing. Unfortunately, this is not my kind of game, I would personally recommend it. However, it is damn addictive.  Anyone who enjoys the mind-fumblingly frustrating mechanic of sweeping for mines, go ahead and get it.  On the flip side, there is a plot in it as well, along with a bucketload of levels and steam achievements. Which gives you great value for the money.




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Njål Sand is a Norwegian Cosplayer with opinions on video games, and a passionate for creating content on YouTube about living in Norway, and gaming!

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