Amusingly named, Microsoft Treasure Hunt is yet another in house creation, and yet another in house hit. The game brings a neat twist to the Minesweeper mechanics, and does so with a unique style.

You have to detect and avoid mines on the board, for starters.

This little hunt is then mixed up with some puzzle elements, where you have to mark the train that you feel is suspicious, as you try to reach the level exit — which is blocked by walls in the beginning. If you remove a wrong one, however, you lose one of your hearts.

The official description:

“Microsoft Treasure Hunt builds on Microsoft Minesweeper for Windows 8’s Adventure mode experience. Mark suspicious terrain and plan your moves carefully to uncover tools, weapons, and even hidden bonus levels filled with loot. Using the gold you collect, purchase supplies and permanent upgrades for your journey deep underground.”

This free game boasts the same high quality production values one expects from Microsoft Studios, and it is, at its core a puzzle adventure, as your character is a treasure hunter. For this reason, you will be doing what treasure hunters do best — picking up gold, gems and other riches on the map.

You also have to contend with spiders, mummies and all sorts of vile creatures, and the game also offers Xbox achievements and leaderboards. ARM support, obviously, included.

Click here to check out Microsoft Treasure Hunt on the Windows Store.

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  1. I love minesweeper. This just builds on the original. Fantastic. Thank you for the app watch.

  2. Emily Williams / May 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm /Reply

    Microsoft going back to their roots and improving!!! I’m in love with this idea and it seems neat! Downloading asap. 🙂

  3. Certainly a more detailed and complicated minesweeper. That’s a great thing in my book. This could keep me entertained for hours.

  4. I haven’t play minesweeper in forever! I don’t know if this makes me want to play the treasure hunt or the original more! haha 😛 Probably both!!

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