Minesweeper is a tile-based game in which the player must clear the board of all tiles except those hiding mines. Clearing tiles reveals numbers which indicate where mines exist, so the mines can be identified and avoided. The game is commonly known by the version that has shipped with the Windows operating system since at least the early 90s, though it exists in many variations.
Nilesy posted a Minesweeper let's play as an April Fool's joke, however, he made the mistake of saying he may make another Minesweeper video, which is when the joke was reversed. The target of likes was quickly reached, and so began the descent of Nilesy into Minesweeper madness. Although he protests that he loves Minesweeper several times each episode, many people do not believe this, and only continue to like the videos to see how far it will go. In the series, Nilesy attempts to play Minesweeper, raging with each episode. After each episode, Nilesy sets an amount of likes the video must get for him to post another Minesweeper video. Each time, the likes for the video skyrockets far above the set amount, leaving Nilesy having to post yet another video.
Nilesy's Minesweeper series is one of the most liked and requested series on his channel, most likely due to the rage that Nilesy experiences during the videos (and also the strange content!). This entire series has gone private as of (either this day or before) August 2015.
In Nilesy's 500k subs video his cat Lyndon proves he is a Minesweeper pro by winning Minesweeper. In order to have another episode released, this video must gain 40,000 likes.
- In the 2015 April Fools joke "The Love and Hugs Update" for Minecraft, a version of Minesweeper called "MineScreeper" was added, in which the player must avoid hidden Creepers instead of mines.
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