|Platform(s)||ZX Spectrum, Dragon 32, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron|
Mined-Out (also known as Minesweeper in some countries) is a video game released for the ZX Spectrum in 1983 by Quicksilva. where a player must cross a minefield successfully using logic. Although Mined-Out was not the first game in the style of Minesweeper, it was the first to be released on a personal computer, and to display how many mines are adjacent to the player.
The game was written by Ian Andrew, an early adopter of the ZX81 and Spectrum. He learned to program BASIC in his spare time, and sent a copy of Mined-Out to Quicksilva after they published an advert wanting programs to publish. It received a positive reception, with Home Computing Weekly describing it as "excellent fun to play".
- "Watch Out There's A Mine About". Computer and Video Games (18): 16. April 1983.
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- "Mined-Out and Confuzzzzed". Crash (16). May 1985. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
- "Software Reviews". Home Computing Weekly (8): 22. April 1983. Retrieved 20 January 2014.