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XBomb

XBomb is a minesweeper game with a choice of three different grids. The simplest is the hexagonal grid, next is the traditional square grid and the most complex is the triangular grid. For each of the different grid shapes there are three difficulty levels.

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  •  29 Nov 2009 09:19

    Release Notes: This is a bugfix release to ensure that with the triangular grid the situation with 8 adjacent bombs is correctly shown.

    •  27 Jan 2008 13:37

      Release Notes: Different colors are now displayed for each of the numbers. The left mouse button can be used in place of the middle mouse button in most circumstances.

      •  28 Jul 2002 20:43

        Release Notes: The window scaling has been changed to handle the triangular option and low resolution screens better.

        Recent comments

        08 Aug 2010 10:40 twixter

        xbomb rules! Does anyone keep a public record of high scores, especially for triangular grids? Triangles require more skill and involve less luck. Square grids often require the user to take a chance in order to proceed. Minimizing the chance you take may require skill, but if you are faced with a simple "acey deucey" 50% chance choice, as frequently happens on a square grid, this is just boring. Such situations occur much less frequently with triangles.

        Heh, xbomb 2.2 with improved mouse options and different color numbers was released back in 2008, but in August 2010 the latest stable Debian "Lenny" still has 2.1a. Maybe the upcoming "Squeeze" release (which was just frozen) will have 2.2 for those of us too lazy to download it separately.

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