Minesweeper Genius Trophy Guide

Game: Minesweeper Genius
Peripherals: –
Time to 100%: 6 – 10 hours
Difficulty: 3/10
Missable trophies: –
Author: Pete

Welcome to the trophy guide for Minesweeper Genius. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. Achievements for Steam and Xbox are in almost all cases the same as the PlayStation 4 Trophies. A roadmap is provided in the stages below.

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Stage 1 – Play through the main levels from A – M and the advanced levels from C – M.


Read through the tutorial to earn your first trophy. Play through the main levels and the advanced levels. There are 185 minesweeper puzzles to solve. You can use the flags if you like, but you are only required to do so for four trophies

Tips: Place flags as needed because there are tiles that rearrange the layout of the minefield. There is only one correct path for each level and each level is randomly generated so if you do not get three stars on a level you can replay it at any time to get a new layout that you may find easier. Look at the numbers along the top, side, and on the minefield to help you determine the correct pathway. In general, it is best to go with a choice toward the squares with lower numbers and all special tiles as all of these will be used in solving the correct path. The other squares could be flagged by you as there are mines under them. Use the zero lanes fully if you can before you move out of them and follow the paths around mines marked with a zero as these are safe squares to use.

Stage 2 – Cleanup any level that is two or less stars.


You may need to finish a level with only one star to earn a trophy. Play certain levels that need specific requirements to earn the trophy. No missable trophies as you can replay any level within the game after getting at least one star on it.

Trophies


  True Genius
Obtain all Trophies

Unlock all other trophies.

True Genius Trophy

  A Cosmic Deed
Finish the game with 3 stars in all levels.

Complete all 185 levels with 3 stars to earn this trophy. Each island has 10 levels from A to M and each advanced island has 5 levels from C to M. You have to play through alphabetically to initially unlock all the levels within an island and to get to the next. It is recommended that you replay a level if you do not get 3 stars on it. Replaying does not affect any trophies.


  The world was Mine…
Finish all the advanced levels with 3 stars.

Complete all 55 advanced levels with 3 stars to earn this trophy. Each advanced island has 5 levels to play from C to M and it is recommended that you replay a level until you get 3 stars on it. Replaying does not affect any trophies.


The world is mine!
Finish all the advanced levels.

Complete all 55 advanced levels with less than 3 stars on any number of them. As you play from C to M in the advanced island levels, you have 5 levels within each and as soon as you unlock one by getting 3 stars, 2 stars, or 1 star, it will unlock the next level within the island.


  I know that I know nothing
Use and clear lots of flags on a single level.

On any level in flag mode, you can put flags on and off a tile(s) repeatedly until the trophy is earned. Press the square button to activate the use of placing flags onto the tiles. You press x to place and/or remove flags. There is a counter at the bottom that shows you how many flags you can place over the tiles with mines. All other tiles not flagged will be part of the safe solution pathway for that level.

I know that I know nothing Trophy

  A Dialog with the Stars
Get 3 stars in all the levels of an island.

On any island (block of 10 for A – M or a block of 5 for C – M) obtain 3 stars on each level to earn this trophy.


  Independence Day
Finish the game.

Complete the main 130 levels from A – M with any star combination.


  Genius Sweeper
Sweep 5000 blocks.

Move over 5000 squares throughout any levels in the game.

Genius Sweeper Trophy

  The gods’ challenge
Finish level FS-3 without using any flags. 
No deaths allowed.

Complete the advanced level of FS-3 by not using the flag mode and obtain 3 stars. If you die then replay the level until you get an easier minefield that you can solve without dying and not using any flags. See video below showing how I solved this. Note: Your level will probably be different as the levels are randomly generated.

The god’s challenge Trophy

  The philosopher’s challenge
Finish level M-10 without using any flags.
No deaths allowed.

Complete the level of M-10 by not using the flag mode and obtain 3 stars. If you die then replay the level until you get an easier minefield that you can solve without dying and not using any flags. Refer to the god’s challenge description for a video showing how I solved this level, remember levels are randomly generated so you will probably not have the same level layout.

The philosopher’s challenge Trophy

  Mine, Body, Spirit
Die 300 times.

This will probably come naturally playing the game with having your character die 300 times.

Mine, Body, Spirit Trophy

  Adrenaline
Finish level GS-4 without letting Ari fall asleep. No deaths allowed.

Complete the advanced level of GS-4 by moving as fast as you can and obtain 3 stars. After 15 seconds or so your character will start to sleep (animation and snoring sound). If you die then replay the level until you get an easier minefield that you can solve without dying as fast as you can. Refer to the god’s challenge description for a video showing how I solved this level, remember levels are randomly generated so you will probably not have the same level layout.

Adrenaline Trophy

  The Final Frontier
Unlock your first advanced level island.

Complete level C island to unlock the advanced level island of CS.

The Final Frontier Trophy

  The godlike philosopher’s challenge
Finish level LS-5 without using any flags. No deaths allowed.

Complete the advanced level of LS-5 by not using the flag mode and obtain 3 stars. If you die then replay the level until you get an easier minefield that you can solve without dying and not using any flags. Refer to the god’s challenge description for a video showing how I solved this level, remember levels are randomly generated so you will probably not have the same level layout.

The godlike philosopher’s challenge Trophy

  Insomnia
Finish level MS-5 without letting Ari fall asleep. No deaths allowed.

Complete the advanced level of MS-5 as fast as you can so that your character does not start to sleep and do not die. This means you will have to get 3 stars on this level as fast as possible. You can use flags if you like, but remember that your character should not be left idle for more then a few seconds. Refer to the god’s challenge description for a video showing how I solved this level, remember levels are randomly generated so you will probably not have the same level layout.

Insomnia Trophy

  Caffeine
Finish level L-10 without letting Ari fall asleep. No deaths allowed.

Complete the level of L-10 as fast as you can so that your character does not start to sleep and do not die. This means you will have to get 3 stars on this level as fast as possible. You can use flags if you like, but remember that your character should not be left idle for more then a few seconds. Refer to the god’s challenge description for a video showing how I solved this level, remember levels are randomly generated so you will probably not have the same level layout.

Caffeine Trophy

  Perfectionist
Use all the flags correctly on level JS-5. 
No deaths or mistakes allowed.

Complete the advanced level of JS-5 by using all the flags given without placing even one on the incorrect square or moving one off a square while obtaining 3 stars. If you die or place/remove a flag on the wrong square then replay the level until you get an easier minefield that you can solve. Refer to the god’s challenge description for a video showing how I solved this level, remember levels are randomly generated so you will probably not have the same level layout.

Perfectionist Trophy

  Methodical
Use all the flags correctly on level ES-3. 
No deaths or mistakes allowed.

Complete the advanced level of ES-3 by using all the flags given without placing even one on the incorrect square or moving one off a square while obtaining 3 stars. If you die or place/remove a flag on the wrong square then replay the level until you get an easier minefield that you can solve. Refer to the god’s challenge description for a video showing how I solved this level, remember levels are randomly generated so you will probably not have the same level layout.

Methodical Trophy

  Sistematic
Use all the flags correctly on level K-10. 
No deaths or mistakes allowed.

Complete the level of K-10 by using all the flags given without placing even one on the incorrect square or moving one off a square while obtaining 3 stars. If you die or place/remove a flag on the wrong square then replay the level until you get an easier minefield that you can solve. Refer to the god’s challenge description for a video showing how I solved this level, remember levels are randomly generated so you will probably not have the same level layout.

Sistematic Trophy

  Ari going to the stars?
Finish an advanced level with 3 stars.

Complete any one of the 55 advanced levels from C – M while obtaining 3 stars.

Ari going to the stars? Trophy

  Late for philosophy class
Let Aristotle sleep 3 times on a single level.

Have your character fall asleep by not moving them for 15 seconds or more. You will see a sleeping animation while he is snoring. Do this 3 times any in level of the game.

Late for philosophy class Trophy

  The Geek Greek
Read all the pages of the tutorial.

During the first level you need to press the triangle button to bring up the help menu “How to Play” and then flip through the pages to earn this trophy.

The Geek Greek Trophy

  Expendable
Die 50 times.

This will come naturally playing the game with having your character die 50 times.

Expendable Trophy

  Gates of Hades
Die 150 times.

This will probably come naturally playing the game with having your character die 150 times.

Gates of Hades Trophy

Student
Finish a level with 1 star.

Complete a level by dying twice in it before you correctly solve the level to earn only 1 star.

Student Trophy

  Novice Sweeper
Sweep 500 blocks.

Move over 500 squares throughout any levels in the game.

Novice Sweeper Trophy

  Professor
Finish a level with 3 stars.

Complete a level by not having your character die even once and by using the flags correctly, if you use them.

Professor Trophy

  Master Sweeper
Sweep 2000 blocks.

Move over 2000 squares throughout any levels in the game.

Master Sweeper Trophy