Minesweeper and Sudoku Coming Free to Windows Phone 7
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Microsoft is releasing two free Xbox Live games for Windows Phone 7 later this month, in the form of the Metro UI Sudoku and Minesweeper, with power-ups and 50 Gamerscore's worth of achievements for each title.

You can check out the achievements for Minesweeper here and for Sudoku here. Both games will be heavily promoted using Bing, which is why both games feature a Bing search bar within the interface.

Both Minesweeper and Sudoku will be available free via Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7 from August 10th.

[Via WP7Connect]


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Comment #1 by Arron114
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 08:53:17 AM
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They look like they put a lot of effort into those....

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Comment #2 by Craphex
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 08:54:35 AM
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I'm loving my WP7, 2 free games for achievements :) can't wait!
Also bring on the new update! :D

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Comment #3 by montrossity
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 08:59:34 AM
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I'm not complaining.

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Comment #4 by donlowc06
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 09:09:28 AM
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The colors and design look very "portal" ish. Nothing wrong with free though.

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Comment #5 by Tim1601
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 09:11:14 AM
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Even more interested in a WP7 now. How's WP7 going now anyway? Getting more popular yet or what?

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Comment #6 by H0p3sfalL
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 09:14:55 AM
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FREE !!! Why yes please !

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Comment #7 by Silentoblivion1
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 09:19:54 AM
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2 more free games? And with achievements, yes please.
@5 I love my WP7, not as popular as iPhones and Androids but I think it'll pick up eventually, starting to get alot of support. I think they quite easy to use as well.

I'd advise looking into one. I love the Xbox Live function get to check achievements, message friends etc.

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Comment #8 by Silentoblivion1
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 09:21:09 AM
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Just noticed only 50g per game, well I guess can't complain for nothing. Flowerz has 200 though. Got Parachute Panic on DOTW last week, very addictive game and only £1.49. Better than alot of XBLA games as well

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Comment #9 by Coruba
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 09:23:25 AM
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I was excited until i saw the screenshots

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Comment #10 by litepink
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 09:37:33 AM
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The simple interface/design is the same "Metro" style featured in countless other Microsoft branded apps for Wp7, and coming soon with Windows 8.

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Comment #11 by litepink
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 09:38:53 AM
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@Richard Walker, and shouldn't the original source, WPCentral be credited?

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Comment #12 by Jhow
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 09:41:18 AM
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Best thing I heard all day. Hopefully not a big grind like flowerz is

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Comment #13 by wxJimG
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 09:55:17 AM
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Love my WP7!!!!! It's user friendly enough for the non-tech person, but still great for those that are... especially once the mango update comes out.

Looks like the metro UI is in the dashboard update as well.

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Comment #14 by MILINKYO
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 10:03:08 AM
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Should be fun

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Comment #15 by alklein35
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 10:15:34 AM
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Minesweeper's good, and I always love Sudoku. They're free great games, I'd get them even without the GS -- added bonus

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Comment #16 by ViNyLek
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 10:17:59 AM
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@#1 I hope that was sarcasm - they look worse than old versions of these games on PC, LOL - still I guess it is good advertising, though I would never use bing. I am already pressing it by accident more than I like on the phone!

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Comment #17 by yamayamayaamaa
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 10:35:17 AM
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Free achievements!


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Comment #18 by Arron114
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 10:40:51 AM
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@16 it was sarcasm , they look like shit.

Id also wager no one would take a sniff at them if they didn’t have achievements. Type Suduko in your app search . There is shit loads already.

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Comment #19 by d0nkeytr0n
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 10:48:56 AM
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I won't be downloading these two shit heaps....reason 1: I have never cleared a screen on Minesweeper (perhaps I'm just shit) why would I download it for my phone?
reason 2: Sudoku is utter shite.

Flowerz is a great game and worthy of a free download by anybody

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Comment #20 by starkiller21
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 11:33:11 AM
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cant beat free

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Comment #21 by TrishTheDish
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 11:42:25 AM
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I just hope that Bing Bar isn't as big of a distraction as the Bing button on the phone is

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Comment #22 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 12:15:01 PM
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- Press the start button
- Press Games
- Play minesweeper.

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Comment #23 by stevedb79
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 12:45:16 PM
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shame i already own the paid for versions of these in the game chest titles....they could have brought out some "new" or not, this is abit crap if you ask me

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Comment #24 by aosiding
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 01:09:15 PM
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They should release a W7 device so you wont have to use it as a phone and can use it just for the games

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Comment #25 by blackout529
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 02:00:28 PM
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Holy shit its free and yet people still whine...

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Comment #26 by Thewickedwiz
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 02:34:52 PM
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I'm just amazed that Microsoft are giving away something for free! Didn't think it was in their nature, lol.

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Comment #27 by ademlakey
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 04:14:47 PM
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Get rid of the bing bar please, it would look better without it.

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Comment #28 by acanofcoke69
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 04:40:23 PM
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@27 thats proboly why theyre free as an advertise for bing similar to doritos crash cours or dash of destruction

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Comment #29 by bob101910
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 05:34:23 PM
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Already have both games for WP7, but free is free :D

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Comment #30 by artphobia
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 05:06:51 AM
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I'm looking at this and it says "Tokens" ..makes me wonder if they are actually "pay to play" type games. Free to download though just not to play.

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Comment #31 by MisterRennie
Sunday, August 07, 2011 @ 06:01:00 AM
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I hope not artphobia. I was looking foward to free achievements lol

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Comment #32 by Arson12345
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 06:41:55 AM
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I absolutely love my WP7, n two free games r great. I'm little sad its only 50 points each, but with it being free I can't complain. Never really been interested in sudoku that much, but I'll try it cause its free.

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Comment #33 by Farrmark
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 02:22:33 PM
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No sign of them on the UK Marketplace today, can anyone confirm whether they're US only?


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Comment #34 by stevedb79
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 01:42:30 AM
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well it's the 11th August in the UK now and no sign??? :(

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Comment #35 by CotU360
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 02:42:19 AM
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In Austria there is also no sign of them..... =o(

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Comment #36 by CotU360
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 04:39:35 AM
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i just read that it is US only.. god damn, didnt get the Problem on releasing this in Europe too... =O(

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