Savior of the World achievement in Microsoft Minesweeper (Win 8)

Savior of the World

Win a game on each board size.

Savior of the World0
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How to unlock the Savior of the World achievement

  • SneakyStabbalotSneakyStabbalot716,030
    06 Aug 2012 06 Aug 2012
    83 4 12
    What I did was kinda lame, but it worked. Play each of the three set levels: easy, medium & hard. if you die, go to the option to view the board, now take out your cell phone and photograph the level. now select the option to replay the same board and use the picture you took as a guide :)

    100% success guaranteed!

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    Aldrahn69+1 for lame!
    Posted by Aldrahn69 on 30 Apr 15 at 23:08
    Hoder ErroneusYeah it's bugged :(
    Posted by Hoder Erroneus on 14 Jan 19 at 09:44

    Can't get this achievement. Check the screenshot.
    Posted by skippdot on 04 Dec 20 at 10:25
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  • EmEm987,783
    05 Aug 2012 05 Aug 2012
    28 3 5
    You can set the board size to anything using the custom game, but that's irrelevant. What this achievement requires is winning one of each of the preset game types - easy, medium (16 x 16) and expert (30 x 16).

    What won't work is creating an easy custom game with 16 x 16 and 30 x 16 board types - I tried it. Don't bother.

    Even expert is not too bad, but if you're really desperate, it's helpful to know that you can retry a board after you lose and it still counts. Why this is helpful is that when you lose you get a brief snap of all the bombs on the field as they explode. So if you take a photo or screenshot at the right moment, you can retry on the same board and you'll have a readymade guide.

    As I said, though, expert (30 x 16 with 99 bombs) is nowhere near as bad as the hardest levels on the WP7 minesweeper (there were only a handful of 5 squares and nothing higher when I played it). So you may well not need any help to get it.

    As soon as you win the third board type, the achievement will pop.
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    HolyHalfDeadNo point putting up a similar solution to yours, but by all means add my tips to your solution.

    Those with a duel screen setup or are running in a windowed VM, can just put the game side by side with the screenshot. Start each game by clicking squares until you hit a bomb so you can get a screenshot. Then repeat the game, instead clicking in the open spaces at first. I finished expert in 4 minutes with this method.
    Posted by HolyHalfDead on 30 Aug 12 at 11:03
    Kaiser679Major thumbs up for that 'retry same board' tip. I just assumed that meant same board SIZE, not all the same mines. While I won't use the taking a picture thing ,this will make it much easier as I seem to always get 90-95% of the expert board cleared, only to come down to a 50/50 choice with no help. This will really help with that frustration. :)
    Posted by Kaiser679 on 07 Jan 13 at 21:40
    Leo AscendentBugged.... Sid all of them only to get nothing.
    Posted by Leo Ascendent on 21 Mar 13 at 00:55
  • I Spiritus II Spiritus I203,482
    27 Oct 2012 27 Oct 2012
    11 1 3
    You basically need to complete one level of each game (Easy, Medium and Expert)

    One way you can get this easily if your struggling, especially with expert, is if you set a mine off on a level and take a screenshot (Press Prnt Scn (Print Screen)) on your keyboard just as the mines explode, you should see all the mine locations.

    Next open up Microsoft paint and right click and select paste. You should now see a picture of your screen within paint.

    Alt Tab back to the game. When the "Better Luck Next Time" screen comes up, click Play same board and you will play the exact same level with the mines in the exact same location.
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    Dakrkplayer2Can you snap mode on Win8 to do this.
    Posted by Dakrkplayer2 on 03 Dec 13 at 03:56
    I Spiritus IJust tried it there mate and yes you can.
    Posted by I Spiritus I on 03 Dec 13 at 06:53
    allstar738Screenshot for some PC's is windows key and prnt scr.
    Posted by allstar738 on 08 Mar 14 at 03:01
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