Your best times for expert game

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Your best times for expert game

Post by duffer36 » Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:46 pm

OK, since this lowly forum has had no action in it since November of last year I decided to come up with a topic. Of you who have the Minesweeper game and have played it, what are your best times? I'll start and list mine for the three game levels.

Beginner....................7 seconds
Intermediate..............37 seconds
Expert.......................91 seconds

The expert one seems hard to believe but it is true, unfortunately when I had some puter problems I uninstalled the first version of Minesweeper I had from SCE and just recently reinstalled thr Ruckus Buck version. My best expert time on this so far is 131 seconds. For some reason it doesn't seem to be as conducive to faster play as I would like. It feels like there is some sort of delay built into the design somewhere.

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Post by Capt_MacLeod » Sat Jan 10, 2004 4:37 am

One of the biggest differences between the SCE sweepers and Microsoft: SCE doesn't show you the "available" slots when you "sweep" (click with both buttons), microsoft does. It's a lot faster to count how many spots are touched when you hold the buttons down and the unmarked ones are highlighted.
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Post by duffer36 » Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:46 pm

Are we the only two who have played any of the Minesweeper variations here? Surely there must be others of you out there!! C'mon, join in and be proud of those times!!

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Post by Gray Goose » Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:58 pm

Those times you mentioned? Those are WIN times? /me has never won a game - keep getting blown up. Granted, I haven't played it enough to figure it out - Solitaire III keeps beckoning me when I have some time away from Euchre.

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Post by duffer36 » Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:04 am

Yes, those are win times. What other times are there, lol?

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Post by wildfire_36 » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:39 am

I have played, but my hubby just re-loaded my puter and I lost all my standings and stuff. Have not had time to play it again since then. :(
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Post by Mompsu » Sun Jan 11, 2004 12:00 pm

I did

play beginners and the smallest , 5x5 version, Guess what~

I won the game in 1 sec :shock: ~ :lol: ~ :lol: ~
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Post by TheWeakestLink » Sun Jan 11, 2004 3:24 pm

My scores are too pitiful to mention :oops: I'm even worse at Minesweeper than Spades or Hearts! :lol:
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Post by Gray Goose » Sun Jan 11, 2004 3:35 pm

So how are you in euchre?

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Post by Gray Goose » Sun Jan 11, 2004 3:36 pm

hehehehehehe

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Post by TheWeakestLink » Sun Jan 11, 2004 3:57 pm

Don't even go there! :oops: roflmao
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Post by Capt_MacLeod » Tue Jan 13, 2004 2:11 am

Mompsu, you lucky girl! In the beginner map, it IS possible (though extremely rare) to clear the board on the first play. I don't think it's possible at any of the other sizes, tho.

I still have yet to reinstall the sweeper games (since my machine went belly-up). Will post scores when I get some!
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Post by duffer36 » Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:26 am

Mompsu was referring to a custom board (5X5), according to her post. Much easier to clear the board then. The beginner board is a bit bigger, 10X10 I believe. My preference is still to play the expert board with 100 bombs. Much more challenging.

Also, the SCE version does play slower, why I don't know. The reaction times for everything seem to have some split second delay built in. I must resign myself to never besting expert level in under 100 seconds with this version I guess. :cry:

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Post by St Stephen » Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:40 pm

So many responses, yet everybody is afraid to post best scores. :oops:

Here are mine, I play SCE's version called shamrock's gold. I have yet to try the other varieties that SCE has to offer. I also rarely play MS version anymore, its too dull compared to SCE.

Beginner >>>>> 5 seconds
Intermediate >> 53 seconds
Expert >>>>>> 198 seconds
Custom 5x5 >>> 0 seconds :lol: that was no fun

Looks like I need to do some work on my Int & Ex levels.
Duffer, in my version i have the best 3 times at each level. Out of curiosity, what are your other times for expert if available. You mentioned the 131, but are you able to be in the low 100's regularly? I just cant click that fast!!
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Post by duffer36 » Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:19 pm

My other two scores for expert are a bit higher, 154 and 162 so far.
On the Microsoft version, my average winning score was usually in the 110-125 range. Like you though, I no longer play that version, as I like all three of SCE's versions better.

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