The oldest will remember minesweeperone of the classic Windows video games that came from version 3.1 as a pre-installed program and that was around for a long time one of the addictions of Bill Gates himself.
Windows 3.1 was released in the early 1990s, a time when Microsoft sought to make the windows system popular by pre-installing simple programs that, among so many options, would serve as a form of entertainment. That opened the door to Minesweeper, developed in 1989.
Basically, the object of the game is to clear a minefield without detonating any. as you remember 3D Games in a report published on their website, with the left click, we could see a box and it could contain a number, indicating how many mines were around it.
With other clicks, we could deduce the positions in which the detected mine should not be and other numbers were unlocked that could refer to the bomb we were looking for or to another. When deciding where we think there is a mine, with the right click we could mark that place, a flag appeared and the mine counter indicated how many were left to mark.
What happened to Minesweeper?
Minesweeper was pre-installed on Windows up to version 8, but on current Microsoft operating systemscan still be downloaded for free and with current graphics from the software store.
Also, can be played for free on the website minesweeper.eu.
Bill Gates Addiction
Bill Gates is currently an example of how to take advantage of time, productivity, performance, but in the past he had a serious problem with Minesweeper, to the point that he was considered addicted to the video game.
Reports say that he even asked his co-workers to lend him their computers so he could play. Over time, the tycoon decided to stop his vice and admitted that he had to uninstall Minesweeper from all his computers.