Fine Sweeper – 100% Achievements


This guide is 100% complete and contains all 19 achievements with explanations (where needed). It is mostly just a direct Google translation of High’s German translation of Omastar’s vanished original guide, with a few minor additions and some correction/re-localization back into English, but the reference listings are my own.


Indie Dev Supporters
Launch Fine Sweeper

Start Fine Sweeper and in the main menu you get the achievement.

Your Deck
Start a Custom Game.
(Reference: Star Trek: TNG holodeck)

Achieved when a ‘Custom Game’ has been created.

What Ails You, My Friend?
Pick up a Full Heart Container.
(Reference: Diablo, Deckard Cain’s greeting)

You have to collect a special filled heart container, not black! It is quite rare!

Beat a hi-score of 100,001.
(Reference: Super Mario Bros.)

If you already had a higher high score than 100,001 before the update, just start a new level and the achievement will be unlocked.

1-Click Wonder
Clear the whole board in 1 click.
(Reference: Wonder Woman)

Just keep restarting the Campaign level 1 with the F2 key until you get it! (Takes about 15-25 attempts on average).
Does not work in ‘Custom Game’!

Collect 113 hearts.
(Reference: Captain Planet and the Planeteers)

Collect a total of 113 Hearts between Campaign and Custom Modes.

Seven of Hearts
Have all heart containers filled.
(Reference: Standard playing cards, possibly also Star Trek: Voyager?)

Keep collecting colorful hearts (and containers as needed) until all 7 heart containers are full!

Lapse Frenzy
Step on 5000 bombs.

Step on a total of 5,000 bombs between the Campaign or Custom modes.

The Fine Sweeper
Mark 50,000 bombs

Mark (correctly!) a total of 50,000 bombs between the Campaign and Custom Modes.
Note that when you click the last un-mined square on a level, all other squares are automatically flagged and added to your total. Note that it is also possible to create a large Custom game in which all but 2 squares are mined, and the first click is always an empty space…

Need 4 Sweep
Make it to level 7 in less than 1 minute.
(Reference: Need 4 Speed)

Complete the first 6 levels in under a minute. After a little practice, this is relatively easy to achieve.

Fine Keeper
Reach level 10 without picking up anything.

Complete levels 1-9 without picking up any hearts!

Class of ’92
Achieve level 10 without mistakes.
(Reference: Windows 3.1 era, and possibly the football documentary of the same title)

Complete levels 1-9 without stepping on a single bomb.

Ten Forward
Reach level 10.
(Reference: Star Trek: TNG)

Finish level 9 in the Campaign.

Level 20 reached.
(Reference: Starbucks menu, and Romance-languages word for “20”)

Finish level 19 in the Campaign.

The Big Bag
Level 30 reached.
(Reference: The Big Bang)

Finish level 29 in the Campaign.

Have some Cake
Level 40 reached.
(Reference: Portal 1)

Finish level 39 in the Campaign.

Shades Forever
Finish Level 50.
(Reference: original Minesweeper victory-face)

Finish level 50 in the Campaign.

A Pixel’s Prophecy
Try to cheat!

In a level, type as follows: xyzzy, then Shift + Enter. This was a cheat code in the early Windows 3.1 version of Minesweeper (thx to user 7_of_9 for pointing this out in an earlier incarnation of this guide!)

Up, up…
Expert Mode unlocked.
(Reference: every Konami game ever)

To unlock the expert mode you have to enter the Konami code in the main menu. This is (arrow keys): Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Enter

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