Minesweeper for Mac is on the Mac App Store

Jan 8, 2011 - 4 Comments

minesweeper for mac

Try not to get too excited, but you can get Minesweeper for Mac OS X now. That’s right, your favorite Windows game that has been following you around since Windows 3.1 and undoubtedly wasted tons of your PC time is now here to keep your company on the Mac.

The graphics are as amazing as ever, and the gameplay in Minesweeper for Mac is identical to the classic Windows version, so you’ll instantly know how to play. Just start clicking away in that imaginary 4-bit retro mine field.

I’m poking fun here, but Minesweeper is actually a really popular game and there was clearly pent up demand for Mac users to get the game because it’s currently in the “Top Free” downloads list on the Mac App Store. Yes, that means you’ll need to get the App Store first (part of the Mac OS X 10.6.6 update) so get that before joining the Minesweeping party.

You can download Minesweeper directly from the App Store (App Store link).

Update: Apparently Minesweeper for Mac is no longer free, it now costs $0.99 from the App Store.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Games, Mac OS X

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  1. oats says:

    Oh joy! Minesweeper is a step in the right direction, but I sure hope someone releases a Blue Screen of Death app and a Driver Update Required app too so we can get the full Windows 95 experience! Maybe Notepad too?? And Solitaire?? One can dream…

  2. Jack Frost says:

    It’s not free anymore. It’s $0.99 now.

  3. Hercules says:

    Seagoing Minesweeper offers more features.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id443198963?mt=12

    FEATURES
    - Predefined difficulty levels (beginner, intermediate, expert, custom).
    - Custom game with any density and field size (limited by your screen only).
    - Resize window to change field size of the custom game.
    - Inspector panel with live game statistics (3BV, IOE, RQP, IOS, mines per cell ratio, click counters).
    - Save/load game with statistics and recorded gameplay as well in extremely small-sized file.
    - Autosave
    - Timer to thousands of a second.
    - All clicking techniques available including chording and double-clicking.
    - First click has no mine.
    - Control+left click to simulate right click.
    - Command-R shortcut to restart game or right-click at the end of the game.
    - Mark suspected mines.
    - Best games are recorded in a high score table.
    - Playback any game: play/pause/stop/navigate.
    - Double-click on a record in the high score table to view and playback game.
    - Create your own themes (grid cell images; window background as color, image, quartz composition; text) or use preset ones.
    - Animation effects.
    - Sound effects.
    - Export game to movie.

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