Flash Minesweeper Use your mouse to play. Try to locate all the mines hidden below a square grid. The object of Flash Minesweeper is to find mines which have been hidden at random by the computer on a grid. The grid size you will start with is a 16x16 which equals to 256 squares and contains 40 mines. The game starts when the player moves hismouse and selects a square on the grid. With a click of the left-hand key of the mouse, the computer opens the square on that grid and reveals whether the square contains a mine or not. If that square does contain a mine, then that player has lost the game. If the square does not contain a mine, then the square will contain a number showing how many mines there are on the 8 squares directly touching that square. For example, if the number revealed is 2, then that means that there are two mines on the adjoining 8 squares. However, if the square is blank, that means that there are no mines on any of the adjoining 8 squares. In that event, the computer automatically helps out by opening all 8 adjoining squares and revealing their numbers. If it happens that any of those squares are also blank, then the squares surrounding those squares are also opened. This gives the player a lot of information with which to calculate where the mines are or are likely to be. Once the player determines exactly where a mine is located, he is advised to mark it so as to avoid playing on that square by accident. He marks the square by pressing the SPACE key. If a player has marked a square as holding a mine by mistake, he may unmark the square also by pressing the SPACE key.