Gaming Records Week: Minesweeper

Gaming Records Week: Minesweeper

Here’s a fun record to kick things off.  Did you know that the largest game of Minesweeper was created by the company CineMassive in August, 2015?  2015 was Minesweeper’s 30th anniversary, and to celebrate this the video wall company teamed up with Minesweeper developers to create a massive version of the game.

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Image Courtesy of nerdist.com

The dimensions of the game’s playing area were 246.84 inches wide by 92.96 inches high, or about 20.57 feet by 7.75 feet, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.  The game was so big that it required 30 HD TV’s linked together to show the entire thing.  Overall, 38,799 mines were hidden in the playing field when the “Super Challenge” was set to expert mode.

Now, personally, I’ve always been really terrible at Minesweeper.  I even sunk a lot of time into the Pokémon Heartgold and Soulsilver pseudo-version of Minesweeper, Voltorb Flip, and could barely get anywhere fast.  However, it’s awesome just to imagine the sheer size of a game that big.  I’d love to have the chance to try it, even if I’d probably lose in about three seconds or so.

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