Mined-out is a neat puzzle game in which you have to cross various minefields on order to, according to the instructions, rescue Bill the Worm!?!
You (whatever ‘you’ are) start at the bottom of the screen and have to work your way up to a break in the fence at the top. The game is a little reminiscent of Minesweeper in that it tells you the number of mines that are above, below and either side of your character at any one point. It doesn’t keep the number flagged up so making it slightly trickier. There is safe zone at the very top and bottom of the screen where there are no mines but these are the only guaranteed safe places there are. You can also gain extra points for rescuing some weird looking ‘damsels’ on the way.
Although the graphics and sound are crude (it was written in BASIC after all) Mined-out is a good game and almost as addictive as Minesweeper itself.
|Seriously, who really cares about a worm?|
|Oh dear, I muffed it|