Indie Game Review: Zombie Minesweeper

Minesweeper is surely one of the most played games of all time. I mean, even people who don’t play games have turned their PC on and seen the little mine icon and played the game for ten minutes. So, in a lot of ways, Zombie Minesweeper has a leg-up on the competition, simply because of the marketability of familiarity.

Naturally, what Zombie Minesweeper does with the game is add zombies. .  . kinda obvious. In Zombie Minesweeper zombies are chasing after you and you need to move across the minefield without being eaten by a zombie or blown up by a mine.

To play, you tap the grid to get your character moving. As she approaches squares they show numbers that tell you how many mines are nearby. You then plant a flag where you think a mine will be. You have to be quick though otherwise the zombies are going to chow down on your cerebellum like its fried chicken.

The best part about Zombie Minesweeper is that it makes you think quickly. Minesweeper to me was always kinda dull because you’d sit there staring at the screen. But when there are zombies chasing after you its a whole different game. Suddenly its action packed and fast paced and a heck of a lot more fun.

So, where does this leave the review?

Zombie Minesweeper is a top quality reinvention of one of the most classic PC games of all time.  For many, mines + zombies = death. For this classic game, though, mines + zombies = a new surge in life.


Paul Harrison

Paul M Harrison is an entertainment journalist, novelist, and blogger, and a specialist in the theory of storytelling. Paul Harrison can be contacted via his personal website or on Twitter or Facebook.

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