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Minehunt game for the HP-42S
By Erik Ehrling (Sweden). Any comments or
suggestions are very welcome!
This is a HP-42S version of the Minehunt game from the HP48 Equation
Library card for the HP-48SX (which is also built-in to the HP-48G/GX).
The goal is simple - try to reach the exit square in the lower-right
corner without hitting any of the hidden mines. There are 16 mines
hidden at random places in the grid. To your guidance, you are informed
about the number of mines next to your current position. From that, and
with some thinking,
it is usually possible to figure out where the mines are and to avoid
them. However, there are some situations where you can't know for sure
and have to guess.
If you manage to reach the exit square, then go for the harder goal,
try to visit every square except for the ones where the mines are.
(Note that, like in a patience, the game is not always possible to
This takes around 40 seconds (be patient). Each dot represents
the placement of one of the 16 mines.
Move by using the numerical keys (diagonal movement also possible).
The digit next to the mine shows the number of mines in adjacent
(If you anytime during the game want to give up, press the SIGMA+ key).
If you hit a mine, or reach the exit square the game ends and
your score is displayed. Also shown is the position of all hidden mines.
Binary files for emulators:
- Minehunt requires the small program called UFL found below.
- The game requires that the calculator be in RECT mode.
- The program builds a 7×14 complex matrix where the real part is
the number of mines in adjacent squares, and the imaginary part stands
for unvisited (0), visited (1), mine (-1) and exit (-2) square. Illegal
movements are easily detected by using the indexed matrix position and
the matrix wrap flag (76) and undone by simply restoring the last
- Keys are read by GETKEY and action is taken by an XEQ IND of the
value. (Flag 25, error flag, is set before this call to suppress calls
any non-defined label).
State-file for Emu42: mineufl.e42
Raw binary: mine.raw ufl.raw Binary for HP-42X: mineufl.42x