Alright guys, it's time for MINESWEEPER! I really miss the happy face tossing on the shades when you win, asides from that it is similar to how it has always been. Just with a Metro Menu and what not. It's still not SkiFree or Chips Challenge....
ALRIGHT FOR THOSE WHO WANT A REVIEW.
Well this game has been graphically updated since I last played it on Windows 95, as I mentioned before there is the lack of the happy face and what not. If you took the eyes of this happy face
and the mouth of this happy face
remove the Zeds that represent sleeping and you would get the general idea of what I am saying. OH THIS ONE!
without the arm.
The point of the game is to still uncover all the spaces without hitting a mine. You have 3 preset difficulties a 9x9, 16x16 and 16x30 sized grids. How exciting. You can also creat a custom sized grid, which is actually somewhat exciting.
Graphically, I felt that the grid wasn't aligned properly at some parts, almost like there were a bunch of different sections on the grid, though I assume that it has something to do with the whole touch thing that Windows 8 is going for. Things were pretty smooth, I am impressed with Windows 8 and depressed at the same time. Whenever I was loading a grid or setting off a mine the game seemed to lag, though that could be a result of the Virtualization process.
Regardless this is a great game to kill some time, if you have played it before then you know what you're up for.
(If you thought that sounded familiar (asides from the review) wait till you read the exact same thing from the other two)
Great now that we're done with that, some of you may be asking how to get this crazy stuff.
Well I was wondering for half a day.
Let me explain it to you.
I assume you have a program to Virtualize Windows 8... You know like Oracle Virtual Box or VMWare.... or HyperV (...Assuming you're running Windows Server...)
Virtual Box is free, so download that if you need it.
Then download the Windows 8 Enterprise Eval.
You may need to sign in.
Scroll down make sure you meet the system requirements
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 20 GB
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Then choose the version of Windows 8 Enterprise you want to download.
32-Bit or 64-Bit
Wait for the .iso to finish downloading.
Then start up your Virtualization program.
And create a new virtual machine for Windows 8.
Just stick with the defaults for the most, up the RAM to 2GB if you picked the 64-bit version.
When you turn it on for the first time it should ask you to select the image or drive you want to use. Find your .iso for Windows 8 and select it.
Continue the install as normal, make sure you select your region to be the same as your GamerTag.
Once all is said and done, assuming you followed the step by step brilliant instructions. You are going to have a great time adapting to Windows 8. If you get lost hover over the very bottom left corner and it should bring up the side task bar thing (not sure of the technical name). Choose the Start menu, 4 rectangles. Find the Games tab, and fool around with logging in and what not.
Now I had issues with geting the games to work, I typically had to click the game tile and then click explore game, in order for the option of Play Game to come up. Hopefully this doesn't happen for you.
Anyways, once installed and ready, click the different tiles until one of them allows you to play the game.
And Boom! You're good to go!
Anyways, I will post this up on the others, see how much people hate or love this.
Just comment and let me know what needs work and what not or if something isn't clear.