Minesweeper (WP) achievements

Minesweeper (WP)

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There are 10 Minesweeper (WP) achievements worth 76 (50)

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Ultimate in Minesweeper (WP)

Ultimate11 (5)

Reach the Ultimate rank.

  • Unlocked by 5,835 tracked gamers (22% - TA Ratio = 2.14) 26,978  

Achievement Guide for Ultimate

541,566 (310,979)
Achievement won on 14 Aug 11
TA Score for this game: 76
Posted on 14 August 11 at 00:33, Edited on 08 September 11 at 18:16
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NOTE: As of September 7, the base score was increased, and mines were decreased. This guide works for all versions, but the scoring is accurate only for the fully updated version of the game. For the unupdated version, the base score is 150pts with 15 mines, and a bonus of 37pts with the XP bonus powerup, and 30pts for no flags used. This will total 217pts

Ultimate Rank unlocks at 24,900 experience. I suggest you grind this one last, since going for all the other achievements will net you experience progress anyways.

The fastest method of points / time combination is the Beginner Speed level, 9x9. Since it's speed, you start with 30 seconds and gain a small amount of time for every number you reveal, and there are 12 mines in total.

This will get you 200 points per level (it usually takes me about a minute, sometimes 2) plus an extra 40 if you don't put down any flags. With the XP Bonus powerup, there is an extra 50 points if you complete the level.

XP Bonus and without using flags, you will gain 200-290 points per game.

Use the following powerups, prioritized in the order they're listed, for the most points and biggest benefits.

1st - XP Bonus, replace shield (0 tokens, gives 25% bonus points for completions - 50 points in Beginner Speed)
2nd - Shield (20 tokens, protects against 1 bomb per level)
3rd - Lucky (30 tokens, shows all spaces of the highest number on the level, if the number is 4 or greater.)

Once you get XP Bonus, always make sure you have that selected. Next most important is shield, then lucky.
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