Minesweeper Achievement Guide

Guide By: Jhow
There are 10 achievements with a total of 50 points.

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- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 
- Offline: 10/10 (50/50)
- Online: 0/10 (0/50)
- Approximate amount of time to 505+ hours depending on skill. 
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 
- Number of missable achievements: (Mostly all of them can be missed).
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No, only for "I Don't Need Those"
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes, only "The world is safe... for now."
- Glitchy achievements: For some people, "The world is safe... for now."
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: Windows 7 Phone.

(Thanks to William723 for a solution to the glitch and to sanger for the power ups recharge trick)

Step 1 - Classic and Speed Modes:
Right when you start up the game just play on the easiest difficulty and work your way up to the harder difficulty's. Easy and beginner modes are pretty easy if you understand the concept of the game. To play you will start with a screen with squares on it, click any of the squares and then numbers and blank squares should replace some areas. The numbers on your screen indicate how many mines are touching that specific square with the number listed. if there is a (1) that means only one mine is touching that square (same goes with any number). The objective of the game is to eliminate the squares until you can identify where the mine is located. Once you complete these modes you should net the The world is safe... for now achievement. And throughout you games you can always net any of the other achievements.

Step 2 - Mop up: 
You can go for any of the achievements you missed after completeing the world is safe... for now When going for that achievement you should get just about all the other ones just by simply playing. You could have missed Ultimate, Use what now?, serious business, piece of cake. Ultimate would be the most likely one to have missed.


[x360a would like to thank Jhow for this Roadmap]

Reach the Ultimate rank. (8) 

To obtain this achievement you must reach the rank “Ultimate”. The easiest and in my opinion the fastest way to get this achievement is just play on east easy mode (7x7 field) with the experience bonus power up on. The reason for this is because you can complete a game in less then 5 clicks sometimes and you get 60+ points after every game if you use no flags. After You do this for awhile you will get that rank. Depending on how quick you do it.

Happens to Everybody5
Trigger your first mine. 

Simply just click on random squares and you will eventually hit a mine.

Use what now?5
Completed a minefield without using any flags on a minefield that is 9x9 or larger. (1) 

Start up a game on beginner classic mode (9x9), and begin to play. At the bottom of the screen you will see a shovel and a flag icon just don’t use the flag icon though out the game and you will get this achievement. Also just take you time if you have to Classic mode there is no time limit.

Click click BOOM!5
Trigger a mine on the second click. 

This achievement can just be obtained by clicking randomly and you will get it soon enough. But if you want to be quicker just click on the screen once and right after that look around the border that was made from you click and find a spot where you know for a fact a mine is located. For example, if there is a (1) and only one box touching that number that is a mine, click on it and the achievement is yours.

Piece of cake!5
Complete a minefield with five digs or less. (2) 

This can only be done on Classic Easy mode. Simply try and complete the game in less then 5 clicks. Roughly after about 5-10 games won in this mode, this should unlock.

Serious Business5
Reveal a square with a 6 or higher. (1) 

This is more luck based considering that it’s almost a location that is all surrounded by mines. Refer to "The world is safe… for now."

The world is safe... for now5
Win a game on each difficulty in both Classic and Speed modes. (9) 

- This is the most difficult achievement in the game. For this achievement you have to beat the game in both modes (classic & speed) and on all difficulties. With the easy and beginner modes, you should be able to complete without power ups or very much trouble. 
- Once you get to Intermediate difficulty it gets tricky because there are many times where you will have to take a leap of faith and guess where a mine is located even if you’re almost done with the game. 
- There is a little helpful trick I stumbled upon when doing these tougher difficulties. 
EMP Glitch
- As soon as you get to a high enough level to get the EMP power up (Uncovers 9 squares and marks mines with flags) you can complete the Classic mode difficulties and you also might get the achievement "Serious Business" (if not just keep trying on the hardest mode). You will also get "Training wheels" after beating the hardest classic mode using the EMPs. 
- Start up a game and get as far as you can until you get stuck and you have to guess where the mine is located. Once here, use the EMP power to clear the area you are stuck on and continue to use the EMP when you have power up points. (This goes for all classic modes you are stuck on)
- Just right as you use the EMP hit the “BACK” or ”HOME” button on your WP and once you do that, you must wait tell your power up points recharge. 
- Once they do just resume game and use the EMP and hit the “BACK” or ”HOME” button again. I do believe you could get this done if you get far enough done (Roughly around 40 to 50% completed) on the game before using power ups. 
- Speed modes tend to be a bit more challenging. To complete these, I do believe you can just barley make it if you use the EMP technique I mentioned above. 
- Once you finish a your last one and your achievment doesn't pop just play on begginer and when you beat it, it should unlock.
Automatic Recharge for power ups
-There is another helpful trick to let you automatically recharge power up points. To recharge the points all you have to do is go into the settings on your phone and set the time to 2-3 hours in the future and your points will be refilled. Also some people have had this achievement not unlock after completing the requirements but if you just play on beginner speed mode it should unlock.

I don't need those5
Win a game without using any powerups ranked as Player or higher. (1) 

After you get to rank “Player” simply play a game and do not use power ups. (Player rank is achieved early).

High Five!5
Win a speed mode game with more than 10 seconds left on the clock. (2) 

Difficulty does not effect this achievement. Play on Beginner Speed mode and complete the game as quickly as possible. If you are having troubles wait tell you are a high enough rank to get the power up that makes the clock go slower in speed mode.

Training wheels5
Win a game on a minefield that is at least 12x12. (5) 

Refer to the "The world is safe… for now" achievement.

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US August 10, 2011

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