A downloadable game

Minesweeper is a ZX Spectrum implementation of the classic Minesweeper puzzle, familiar to many people as one of the games bundled with Microsoft Windows.

This isn’t the first version of the game for the Spectrum (and probably won’t be the last) but as far as I can tell from the World of Spectrum database it does seem to be the first version to be playable on a 16K machine!

There are two different versions of Minesweeper – a 16K edition and an enhanced 48K version. 16K owners can only play the 16K version (obviously) but 48K and 128K users can choose to play either.

The 48K edition features more options (like the ‘Heroes’ mode where the boards are based on classic Speccy sprites) and some more polish on the front-end but the game is functionally the same regardless of which version you choose, so if you own a grown-up Speccy and just want to play classic Minesweeper then the 16K version is a tad faster to load.

The game is my first full project in Z80 machine code, so please go easy on me. :-)

This is release 1.0, slightly tweaked over the beta but still with a few placeholder graphics which I drew myself and can only apologise for.

StatusIn development
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Tags8-Bit, minesweeper, ZX Spectrum
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Joystick

Install instructions

The game runs on a 48K Sinclair ZX Spectrum or compatible (including 128k, +2, +3, etc.) or any good emulator for your modern computer.

Full instructions for loading are included in the documentation PDF.


MineSweeper16-v1.0.tap 8 kB
MineSweeper48-v1.0.tap 11 kB
Minesweeper-v1.0.pdf 98 kB

Development log


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Dear blerkotron, may I please re-share your games (not just this one:) on my github project page?  More details about the project in my profile --> https://retrobrews.itch.io/. Thank you in advance! Retro Fan

I have no problem with people including the games in free projects, although if you have a documentation page for the games it would be nice if you could include a link back here in case people are curious. Good luck with the project!

Hi Blerkotron, each game is having own readme text file, where the backlinks and all the info about the game is stored. Thank you.

Dear Blerkotron, what type of licence may I use for this game/your games?  Thanks. Retro Fan