Netflix has reimagined Minesweeper and it’s out now

Netflix has reimagined Minesweeper and it's out now

The latest title to join the Netflix Games roster is a very modern take on one of the icons of Windows computing. That’s right, you can now play Minesweeper through Netflix’s app. The classic PC puzzle game has been reimagined with an international setting, tasking the player with very literally looking for underwater mines by overlaying the usual interface of numbers and flags over vibrant pictures of waterways from around the world.

For those of us who grew up playing the original game, this take from Netflix is certainly a departure in appearance. Colorful aquatic backgrounds? A journey mode? Buh? However, the Netflix version does have one definite bonus that the trailer calls out at its close: “No in-game ads. No extra fees. No in-app purchases.” Trying to find a modern-day Minesweeper game for mobile involves sifting through what feels like countless options that mimic the look of the original, but are either ad-supported or require purchase to go ad-free.

Minesweeper is also an interesting retro addition to what has become a wide-ranging collection of titles at Netflix. The company has its own takes on card games Hearts and Solitaire alongside indie darlings like Hades and international mega-hits from the Grand Theft Auto series. Plus there are some games that tie into Netflix’s own programming. The company has definitely cast a wide net with this endeavor.

By John Routledge

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