NYANCO MINE is a Nyanco Channel-themed Minesweeper game.
Hours of Gameplay?
I received a free copy of this game for review purposes — thanks Nyanco Channel!
Choose a difficulty setting and play a round of Minesweeper! I can’t be bothered to explain the mechanics (because to be frank, I’m still not sure how to play). I recommend reading an article from someone else (like this one!) Whenever you lose or win a match, you’ll be treated (or punished) with a CG featuring Nyanco Channel‘s very own mascot! As cute as she is, I wish there was a quicker way to retry levels. It’s frustrating to lose because it takes so long to click through everything!
There is no story (and I’m not making one up!)
The titlecreen is very cutesy! There is no main menu — it’s straight to the level-select screen. There is no way to adjust user-preferences, such as audio or display. The application can be borderless fullscreened via the “F4” key. There is no gallery.
Nyanco Mine – Happy Pack [DLC]
This DLC offers each CG as 816 x 624 PNGs. In a sense, it’s kind of like a gallery!
Though the gameplay isn’t awful (albeit unremarkable), I don’t recommend this game for one major reason; you can’t close it. This is really, really sketchy — as a matter of fact, I uploaded the EXE to VirusTotal, an online tool to “analyze suspicious files”. The file tripped a few trojan warnings, but I suspect they are false positives. Windows Defender did not have any issue with the game files, and I know Steam does a good job analyzing software before they sell it. I’m not claiming Nyanco Mine is malware, but considering this game has been around for six months that’s unacceptable. Nyanco Mine is a good game if want to support Nyanco Channel. . . but if you’re a Minesweeper fan, there’s probably better games out there.