Microsoft Minesweeper (WP) achievements

Microsoft Minesweeper (WP)

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There are a maximum of 20 Microsoft Minesweeper (WP) achievements worth 370 (200)

12,282 tracked gamers have this game, 1,059 have completed it (8.62%)

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Serious Business in Microsoft Minesweeper (WP)

Serious Business19 (10)

Uncover a square touching 6 or more mines. No “play same board” or custom board allowed.

  • Unlocked by 3,501 tracked gamers (29% - TA Ratio = 1.87) 12,282  

Achievement Guide for Serious Business

716,927 (421,571)
Achievement won on 28 Dec 13
TA Score for this game: 370
Posted on 28 December 13 at 04:06, Edited on 04 January 14 at 03:30
This solution has 59 positive votes and 8 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
Thanks to teengirlsquad4, KINGvJAMES, Arsenic 17, PeeMcPee, SILVERsifDURFER, eNaRGe, Chrono Rhapsody, and neeker75 for their contributions to improve this solution!

Warning: It appears that this achievement is rather buggy; according to multiple community members, there are multiple reports of this achievement not unlocking, even under legitimate circumstances (even without using the method posted below).

Update: neeker75 has noted in the comments that the achievement unlocked properly when he/she did not use a reference tile. They suggested that one memorize the location of the tile that is six or higher (via X and Y coordinates) and make it your first tap on the phone version.

If you have a Windows 8 device in your possession, this achievement can easily be achieved by exploiting the other version.

For all intents and purposes, this guide was written using a PC donning the latest Windows 8.1 update as well as a Nokia Lumia 1520.

1) Load up an Expert puzzle (30x16) on your PC version of Minesweeper.
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2) Click randomly around your screen until you hit a mine.

3) Select 'View Board' and search for a space that has six bombs around it.
Note: this does not happen on all boards, so select 'New Board' if there is no instance.
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4) Make a mental note of this location, then press the back arrow at the top left corner and select 'Play Same Board'.
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5) Select a block nearby that you can use as reference.
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6) Close out of Minesweeper on your PC and start Minesweeper on your Windows Phone.

7) Now on your Windows Phone device select the 'Expert Puzzle' option.
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8) A prompt will appear asking if you wish to load from the Cloud or Device, select Cloud.
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9) Using your reference block that you set in step 5, choose the nearby block that has six surrounding bombs.
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10) The achievement will unlock immediately afterwords (you will not have to finish your game.
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