Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past


Judge 1: Darrman

Gameplay: 7/10

It’s Minesweeper. Minesweeper to a T. Press A to left-click, press B to right-click. About the only improvement that could be made is the double-click to clear all the tiles.

Presentation: 4/5

Again, Minesweeper to a T. My Game Boy Advance has turned into Windows XP for a few minutes.

Story: 2/5

No story here, but points for a funny intro.

Total Score: 13/20

Judge 2: MCProductions

Gameplay: 10/10


Presentation: 5/5


Story: 1/5


Total Score: 16/20

Judge 3: 2WB

Gameplay: 4/10

It’s minesweeper.

Like, flawlessly, but it’s still minesweeper.

Presentation: 4/5

It’s minesweeper. About flawlessly. With good music.
I wish there was some animation and click noises but I’ve played plenty of minesweepers that lack these.

Story: 3/5

… It’s an excuse plot that has the beginnings of FE8 laid into it. It’s adorable.

But also not really…present. I laughed pretty hard.

Total Score: 11/20

Other Notes

Credits file. Bodes well.

….The “Press START” not glowing actually kinda
made me worry the game was broken.

the story made me laugh i’m wheezing.

so; I play minesweeper. *All the time*. I don’t play like five maps a day, but I’ve definitely played a few thousand boards. It is not a very interesting game at that point.

And i feel bad about this. it’s lovingly made and just about perfect, but it’s minesweeper and minesweeper is just a game that intrinsically sucks: it’s either “follow exact formula” or “you can randomly lose by doing the right thing” and i already play minesweeper most days because it only takes 2-3 minutes for me to play a board which scratches that `satisfied with having done a thing` urge despite not taking that long. the perfect thing to do when, say, waiting for your food to heat up, the oven to pre-heat, or while someone’s in the bathroom; but _is it a fun and good game_ is…

well it’s certainly more strategic than some hacks i’ve played before.

The ever classic minesweeper trouble is “your first press is a bomb”, which I submit never happened in this entry (i did restart many new boards to see if it would).

Judge 4: theghostcreator

Gameplay: 8/10

It’s minesweeper, and I like minesweeper. Two points deducted for seemingly having the same board every time which makes it very easy.

Presentation: 4/5

Absolutely nailed the minesweeper look, the music was great, and the custom title and nintendo graphics were cool. One point deducted for only using vanilla portraits.

Story: 3/5

It was pretty fun and goofy but it obviously recycled from vanilla’s prologue story.

Total Score: 15/20



Grand Total: 55/80

=4th Position Overall

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