Battlefield Minesweeper for iPad review (iPad)

May 11, 2012

“And before this gets old, will it still feel the same?”

If you’re thinking that looks a bit dull, you’re not wrong

10 word description: Classic minesweeper plus Battlefield mode. Detailed high scores and statistics.

10 word review: Does the world need another Minesweeper clone? Very muted colours.

You will like this if you enjoy: Minesweeper, although if you do (still) enjoy minesweeper you are hardly going to want more than one minesweeper app on your iPad…

The good news: It’s a faithful clone with lots of (arguably unnecessary) menus and customisation options.

The bad news: Response in menus is very slow. Battlefield mode adds a new way to lose and not much else.

Arcadelife verdict: A few years ago I wrote an Asteroids clone for the PC using GameMaker. Apart from the graphics, which are hard to perfectly recreate using sprites, the game played about as close to the original as I believe it was possible for me to achieve. I added a second mode, where a timer constantly ran out unless you shot something and you only had one life. I did this for my own amusement and I would never consider trying to foist it onto an indifferent world because, as I would be the first to admit, the world doesn’t need another version of Asteroids.

I guess that’s this review done.

So why trivialise the information by using it in a Game Over message like that?

Arcadelife rating

Visuals – 4/10
Audio – 5/10
Controls – 7/10
Content – 4/10
Fun – 3/10
Final rating – 45/100

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.1
iTunes link

Battlefield Minesweeper website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
iPad (iOS 5.1.1)

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