This page is a collection of different Minesweeper versions. Important ones will link to articles, others will have brief descriptions and downloads here. They are organised by Operating System and then alphabetically.
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From giant list of programmers:
- Campbell, Ben [T] Minesweeper (1989, C64, Compute!'s Gazette) Type-in program from a magazine. Code for C64, Atari and others all collected at http://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/issue37/minefield.php. Object is to get trucks to bombs to defuse them while avoiding mines (no number hints, no mine marking, you drive over bombs and around mines).
- Oberth, Chris Minefield (1983, COIN, Stern) COIN - coin-op arcade game.
- Peterson, Ted Minefield (1985, TI99, T&C Actionware) TI99 - Texas Instruments 99/4A also "T and C Actionware (Ted Peterson and Chris Bader) of Seattle, Washington announce the release of their Minefield and Kangaroy action games. "
 RELENTLESS LOGIC CLONES
- Mines v2.0 http://cd.textfiles.com/psl/pslv2nv07/GAMES/DOS/PUZZLES2/MINES.ZIP Mines v2.0 Mark VanKekerix zip file says 1988-03-20 but upload date on website gives "MINES.COM 08-22-89 Mines 2.0 (Vankekerix, Mark; $0) in this game you have to find a clear path through a minefield to allow the advancement of your unit, armed with only a metal detector which you later find out is defective. It tells you how many mines total are in adjoining squares, but not which squares they are in. Optionally puts up walls too. Many levels of difficulty." Path to bottom right corner always guaranteed, it also allows walls which you must navigate around with your arrow keys. 8 difficulty levels, each of which can have mines and wood or metal walls.
- MineHunt http://cd.textfiles.com/psl/pslv2nv07/GAMES/DOS/PUZZLES2/MINEHUN.ZIP MINEHUN.COM 43517 05-29-91 MineHunt (Nabahi, Narimane; $5) is a mine field type of maze game. With VGA in the 50-line mode, you can have a very large playing field. (VGA is NOT required.) This is based on the HP 48x calculator game (think I have this on another Talk page), from Canada
http://cbmfiles.com/genie/C64GamesListing.php has the following:
- http://cbmfiles.com/genie/geniefiles/C64Games/MINE-SWEEPER J.HAMBY5 940817 5632 Desc: Fun Mine-Sweeper game like MS-Window
- http://cbmfiles.com/genie/geniefiles/C64Games/BOMB.ML K.ELLSWORTH 960106 2816 Desc: A maze game where you have to get al
 Windows NE EXE
- http://cd.textfiles.com/beachware/GAMES/TRIPLETS/ Triplets game. Copyright © 1991, Gamma Dean
- http://cd.textfiles.com/beachware/GAMES/MCHEAT/ Mine cheat By Keith Garner 1992
Minehelp used at least by 13/10/92 according to some usenet chat...
 Early Windows Games 16bit
- http://cd.textfiles.com/wthreepack/wthreepack-2/GAMES/MINEHLP1.ZIP Solver by Peter Karrer
also http://cd.textfiles.com/wthreepack/wthreepack-2/GAMES/MNHLP101.ZIP Version 1.00, April 26, 1992. Version 1.01, May 8, 1993 also http://cd.textfiles.com/ultimatewinv1/games/mnhlp101.zip
- http://cd.textfiles.com/sbee/GAMES/MCHEAT/ based on minehlp uses xyzzy code to cheat, Keith Garner Jan 1993
- http://cd.textfiles.com/wthreepack/wthreepack-2/GAMES/MINES.ZIP Ian Heath 1990-07-13
also slightly different date http://cd.textfiles.com/wthreepack/wthreepack-2/GAMES/WINMINES.ZIP
- http://cd.textfiles.com/wthreepack/wthreepack-2/GAMES/MINES3.ZIP David Norris, Mines 1.0 "Mines was written by David Norris. Thanks to Bogus Software, all of the folks in the Microsoft Windows group for producing such a fantastic product, the languages group for producing the c 6.00 compiler, and to all of my friends for being there." Basically advanced RLogic with 4 levels. Has 'autoplay' feature which clears 3x3 if you are on a 0. Flag mines with an X. HElp file says 1990-06-12 game says 1991-01-12.
In w32dasm says "Mines for Windows 3.0"
- Winmine Jul 1990 (actually another WinMine 2.9!!) http://cd.textfiles.com/wthreepack/wthreepack-2/GAMES/WINMINE.ZIP "Chicago Computer Broker"
- http://cd.textfiles.com/ugameware/PUZZLE/MINEHUNT.ZIP not sure if this is DOS WIN or what
- Minefield 1.00 May, 1991 Charles A. Hardy http://cd.textfiles.com/maxgames/GAMES/MINE/
- http://cd.textfiles.com/assassins/wb-games/mine2/ 1992-1993 by Thomas Ansorge
- OS2 Entertainment Pack for OS/2 1.7 (1996) includes Mine http://cd.textfiles.com/psl/pslv5nv01/OS2_ALL/GAMES/ENTRTN17.ZIP
- OS2 Mine3D: 3D Logic Minesweeper 1.0 http://cd.textfiles.com/psl/pslv5nv01/OS2_ALL/GAMES/M3DARC.ZIP
 BBS Doors
This is not an operating system, instead Doors are external programs (EXE) that can be opened and run by Bulletin Board Systems. These systems were a common way to chat and share programs until about 1996 when the World Wide Web became popular. Generally the system administrator installs the program and then users can play it, often against each other.
- Mine Field 1.20, 1995, William Rountree - http://cd.textfiles.com/successfulbbs/DOORS/MF120.ZIP (Minesweeper, 100 mines, 16x25, monthly highscore list for players on the BBS)
- Minefield 1992 Andrew J. Mead - http://cd.textfiles.com/gigagames5/DOS/BBSDOORS/MINE102.ZIP (Clone of RLogic)
- Mine Field 3.0, 1995, McSoft Corp - http://cd.textfiles.com/cream/cream07/bbs/minefld3.zip (Clone of RLogic)
- Landmine 1990-02-10 BBS Doors, Raymond Clements, KS USA http://cd.textfiles.com/wildcatgold/doors/landmine.zip "LANDMINE Door game, Carry important message across field."
http://cd.textfiles.com/carousel/002B/MINES.ZIP Mines 2.0, Mark VanKekerix, USA. Supposedly 1998-03-20!! Basically RLogic but many levels and extra features.
http://www.download-central.ws/concepts/Minesweeper/ lists 7 DOS versions and some Windows versions.
 X-Windows / SunTools
- http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/Games/Board/xbomb-2.1/ A.M.Bishop 1999 Already have article about this!!
- http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/Games/Arcade/xmines-1.02/ Tom Anderson and more
- http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/historic-linux/ftp-archives/sunsite.unc.edu/Nov-06-1994/games/x11/strategy/xmines.tar.gz This is a 1993 version mistakenly linked to on Jim McBeath's site
SunTools, SunView, OpenWindows, X-Windows, NeWs and later using the X11 base things like GNOME, KDE etc
Jim Sep post: http://www.megalextoria.com/usenet-archive/news129f1/b179/comp/sources/x/00000828.html Tom post Nov 1987 :https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/comp.sources.games/fEsXosFmoX0/RAQwNMq1f3oJ
- XMines2 by M Lourakis 1993 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/comp.sources.games/minefield/comp.sources.games/Dg7FXyCYPbw/Bdc4f8VwCI8J
- http://cd.textfiles.com/infomagic/imagicldr199511/disk5/games/x11/strategy/xvmines-1.0.tar.gz Lourakis again, XView version
- xminesweeper 1993 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/comp.sources.games/minefield/comp.sources.games/zgs1scjBzPA/kkZv-O2H3dwJ
- Also texrfiles has versions by Paul Falstat
Do groups search for 'minefield' as Tom said 'a minefield game'
Found this but no actual games: "just a few of the linux-native games and amusements: July 2006"
- xmine-1.0.3|The `Athena' port of the xminesweeper game
- xminehunter-0.4|A Motif minesweeper game
- xmines-1.0|Minesweeper game for the X Window System
- xminesweep-3.0|X11 minesweeper game
- freesweep-0.90_1|Minesweeper-style game for text-mode terminals
- trimines-1.3.0|Mine sweeper game that uses triangles instead of squares
- wmtimebomb-0.2.0_2|A minesweeper for WindowMaker
- xvmines-1.0|Simple minesweeper game for X Window System
- yamsweeper-1.9|Yet Another Mine Sweeper NOTE: I think this is Ross Thompson Yet another mines game, Part01/01 in usenet Ross Thompson)
Posting-number: Volume 19, Issue 36 Archive-name: mines/part01 Environment: X11 in 1993
to search by date and topics at usenet groups
 =Sourcode only
- landmine. hidden land mines in SunView (Suns only)
http://cd.textfiles.com/sourcecode/usenet/compsrcs/games/volume05/landmine Sep 1988, randomnly places mines on the Sun screen and if a mouse goes over the mine explodes. Made in revenge for someone who put a similar prog on his comp
http://cd.textfiles.com/aggames/BRAIN%20ACTIVITY/ This has a dozen Amiga versions of Minesweeper:
- Jmines 1993 also http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/JMINES1_0.LHA
- Landmine (clear a field, advance to next level)
- Minefield 1993 (orig version 1991)
- Mineclearer - Kopetzky Theodorich
- MineClone v1.2 by Nico Max, © 1994
- MinedOut - direct remake of original
- Minefield Version 1.0
- MineHunt 1.4 - Stewart Ponsford
- Mines - Killian Breslin - Mantisoft 31/4/95
- MineSeeker v1.11 - Adam Dawes 6th November, 1995
- Minesweep - Mike Gooder and Simon Warner also http://cd.textfiles.com/amigaformat/aformat-25-199803/-ScreenPlay-/Shareware/Mines-mgsw
- MineSweeper 2.7 - John Matthews 1993 direct winmine clone
- Landmine V2.00 1993 (orig 1990) Perry Rosenboom (rlogic clone actually landmine clone) - http://cd.textfiles.com/amigagames/ag-199606/Spiele/PublicDomain/Landmine/
- ArmyMiner 1.4 1993 Alain Laferriere "There are many instances of that game on different platforms (Minesweeper on IBM-compatible, XMines on XWindows, etc). ArmyMiner does integrate all of the good aspects I've seen on all the versions of that game
available on personal computers." http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/ARMYMINER_1_4.LZH
- Minefield Version 1.0 Richard Bemrose http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/EIMINEFIELDV1.LHA
- Intuimines http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/INTUIMINES.LHA "Mines clone"
- Minefield 2.01 "This is a new version of the Minefield that was the first version on the Amiga, which was rated one of the top 10 PD games of 1992 by AmigaWorld magazine." http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/MINEFIELD201.LHA
- Mines by Ed Pochanayon, http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/MINES.LHA
- Mines Two version 1.0 (multiplayer), http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/MINESTWO10.LHA also http://cd.textfiles.com/aggames/BOARD%20&%20CARD/MINE%20SWEEPER/
- MineSweeper Game, version 2.4 28-September-93, John Matthews http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/MINESWEEPER2_4.LHA
- MineHunt Deluxe 1997 Loïc BOUFFARD http://cd.textfiles.com/amigaacs/amigaacs199706/Games/Shareware/MineHunt_Deluxe/
- Not sure, but this is suposed to be one: http://cd.textfiles.com/hottest4/DEM4/GM/DISK3919.DMS
- Amines Disk707 http://cd.textfiles.com/updgold/updgold-04/fredfish/ff.0707.dms Mined Out is a strategy game, like Mine on disk 725 or AMines on disk 707. like the X-Window's game XMines. version 1.1, binary only. Manfred Huesmann
- Mine v1.8 Disk835 A new Modula-2 implementation. Thomas Ansorge
- Mines Disk835 Teemu Sipil Marko Malmberg
- AMIGA Minesweeper V0.98 Hubert Feyrer says Amine and MineClearer were first, then his program
 3D Minesweeper
|Assaf Shpits (Israel)|
|Download: 3D Minesweeper 1.21|
Download: 3D Minesweeper 1.0
|Three difficulty levels or custom up to 12x12x12. Sound effects, music, and statistics. Games can be paused or saved and loaded. Trial only allows Beginner level, registered version originally cost $20 but is now $14.95. Original release was 1.0 at least by 2003-09-12, the latest release 1.21 was also in 2003.|
Main Article: MineSweeper3D
|Robert Webb||Download: |
|Christian Czepluch (Germany)||Download: |
This game was also released for OS/2.
|Heinz Repp (Germany)|
|Download: Hexmines 1.01|
|Three levels with 10, 40 and 99 mines or Custom levels from 3 to 105 cells long on each side (limited by your screen resolution). Language is German. Heinz released two versions for OS/2 a few months earlier and this his clone for Windows.|
|John Valentine (UK)||Download: |
 Novel Mines
|Novel Games (USA)|
|Download: Novel Mines |
Link: Novel Games
|Novel Mines has the standard three levels with identical controls and gameplay as the original. It then also has Tri, Quad, Hex and Dodec modes where you play patterns where each number touches 3, 4, 6 or 12 other cells respectively. Highscores are kept for each level and mode. Game is free but requires email registration to access all features. Originally written in 2002.|
Note: Author found game malfunctions on Windows Vista. Game is no longer supported, website has five online java versions.
 others found elsewhere
- 20 versions for Mac on this page - http://macgamefiles.com/index.php almost all shareware
 Linux Distributions
This includes any game that uses a GUI running on a Linux foundation, such as GNOME, KDE, Xfce and X Windows (X11). Linux itself comes in over 600 distributions so will be listed only where relevant. As Linux works under the GNU license, all games in section are free.
Main Article: XBomb
|Andrew Bishop (UK)|
|Download: XBomb 2.22 (X11)|
Download: XBomb 2.22a (X11)
|This is a very popular version for X-Windows. The original version here is for X11 running on UNIX, but versions also exist for Ubuntu, NetBSD, FreeBSD, Fink, SunOS, QNX, Gentoo and OS/2. Game has standard 3 levels with 10, 40 and 99 mines. Version 2.0 introduced Triangle and Hexagon grids. Timer to milliseconds, best 10 highscores are kept for each level and grid. Standard controls except no F2 function, squares open on down click, and all mines must be flagged. See article for more information.|
 Minesweeper 3D
|Eelis van der Weegen||Download: |
|Site has a Linux and a Windows version, remember to include in both sections Damien! First Linux version was on 2005-08-28 and current version is 2005-09-04.|
|Written for KDE.|
- http://pragmada.home.mchsi.com/mindet.html - Also has Windows version not yet on this site
 Palm OS
Starting in 1996, Palm released handheld PDAs running the Palm operating system. Gradually their devices became smartphones and in 2009 they replaced Palm OS with webOS.
- hMines - http://www.setupgroup.com/palm_hmine.php
- MineSweeper - http://www.lurklurk.org/minesweep.html
- Mine Fields - http://mine-fields.en.softonic.com/palm
- Minesfree - http://minesfree.en.softonic.com/palm
- 3D Mines - http://3d-mines.en.softonic.com/palm
- Java Sapper - http://java-sapper.en.softonic.com/palm
- http://minehunt.en.softonic.com/palm - tons of MineHunt version on the web
This section is for oddities, such as games that load inside other programs!
 Mines - Ovation Pro
|Daniel Barron (England)|
|Download: Mines 1.00|
|Simple minesweeper game written for Ovation Pro 2.42 or higher. Grid is 10x10 with 10 mines. Graphics are simple and include '#' for a mine, '@' for a flag, and '*' for unknown cells. You place flags in Flag mode and open squares in Foot mode, alternating between modes as you play and only using the Left mouse button ('Select'). There are no Highscores. If you win it displays a "Woopy Do Dar!" message and if you lose it gives "Bye Bye Dodo". You must flag all mines to win.|
NOTE 1: Ovation Pro is a desktop publishing program for RISC OS and Windows. Technically this is not a RISC OS game.
NOTE 2: The Helpfile describes Mines as "Mine hunt for Ovation Pro!".
For HP calculators:
- Boomball 1998 http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=891
- SpeedMiner 1.4 (2005 ) http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=4998
- Hunt (2002) http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=5243
- MineSweeper (2002) http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=958
- Mine Hunt 2005 (Exact clone of original MineHunt) http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=4581
- Ze Demineur 1999 http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=3111
Screenshot and info about original MineHunt http://www.numericana.com/answer/hp.htm#minehunt
|Minesweeper Classic 2 by Liberty For One, Version 3.0.1|