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1-2-1 achievement in Microsoft Minesweeper


When the pattern 1-2-1 is revealed, uncover the center safe tile within 3 seconds... 20 times.

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How to unlock the 1-2-1 achievement

  • JonnyBlazin5JonnyBlazin5190,438
    11 Jan 2014 11 Jan 2014 09 Jun 2014
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    EDIT 2: The recent Patch appears to have fixed the glitch so this achievement should be available for all now smile

    WARNING: This achievement is currently glitched for those who have this achievement already on the WP version. I will update this guide should a patch come available, but for now it seems to be unobtainable cry

    Original Solution

    Very simple achievement to get if you know what you're doing.

    From the main menu choose Classic mode on Easy or Intermediate. You are looking to click on a blank space on your first go so that it opens up a large section of the board. If you don't get it on the first click, I would restart.

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    When you have opened up a large area, look for the numbers 1-2-1 in a row. This is a special combination in minesweeper and the mines will always be in the same place. All you need to do is click the square in the middle, the one next to the number 2, within 3 seconds. You don't need to flag the ones with mines only reveal the empty square.

    Once you have done this, deliberately hit a bomb to fail the game. This version of minesweeper will let you restart the board you just failed, so click Play same board again. Now all you have to do is open up the same area again, click in the middle square again, and then deliberately fail. Repeat this process 19 more times and voila, you have your achievement!

    All in all this process took me about 3 minutes.

    Hope that helps. I have tried to be as clear as possible. Please let me know if you have any questions!
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    MagicalChild"Repeat this process 9 more times and voila, you have your achievement!"

    You have to repeat it 19 times.
    Posted by MagicalChild on 01 May 14 at 09:08
    KrassexDoesn't work.
    Posted by Krassex on 09 Jun 14 at 20:14
    JonnyBlazin5Updated solution, thanks.
    Posted by JonnyBlazin5 on 09 Jun 14 at 23:29
    SPACE ODDITYDon't know if any one has said, this wont unlock on a custom board, I tried 3 times and nothing. Then I tried on a easy classic board, and it unlocked first try.
    Posted by SPACE ODDITY on 27 Jun 14 at 12:11
    fehaareI have this on my WP and just got it on Win8 after completing a game without touching a 1-2-1 at all.
    Posted by fehaare on 20 Aug 14 at 13:15
    mrbellekThere has been an update to the Win8 app this week adding a few features, and it also fixed this bug! It unlocked for me just now. :D
    Posted by mrbellek on 18 Sep 14 at 07:28
    DelithWorked perfectly on Win 10. thanks!
    Posted by Delith on 23 Oct 15 at 16:19
    KaibaChaosPicture is gone :(
    Posted by KaibaChaos on 13 Apr 16 at 20:45
    Runner7922Worked perfectly in Win 10. As a matter of fact, I was using the medium board and by luck there were 2 places that had the 1-2-1 combo. I clicked both spots each time (under 3 seconds) and the achievement popped after about 12 tries. I must have missed one or two .
    Posted by Runner7922 on 11 May 16 at 03:02
    Marcus PigeonSo I did this on my windows phone, and I have the 1-2-2-1 achievement, but the 1-2-1 is locked at 20/20. Any solutions?
    Posted by Marcus Pigeon on 01 Dec 16 at 02:55
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