Friday Flash Fun: Mamono Sweeper
is Minesweeper with role-playing elements. A number of monsters with levels from 1 to 5 are hidden in the grid. Your task is to kill them all. When you click on a square with a monster, you battle against that monster until you or the monster is dead. If the monster is your level or below, you take no damage, but if it is of a higher level, you will
get hurt, and possibly die. Empty squares show the sum of the levels of the monsters in all adjacent squares. You start out at level 1 with 10 hit points, and each monster you kill gives you experience points towards the next level. You cannot recover lost hit points. Use the A and D keys to mark squares. Good luck!
Detailed battle rules: Each monster has hit points equal to its level. When you battle a monster, the player and the monster take turns dealing damage equal to their level to their opponent. This continues until player or monster is dead. The player always attacks first. In effect: if you battle a monster of higher level that you, it deals damage equal to its level. If its level is higher than twice
your level, it deals damage equal to twice its level, etc.
The amount of experience points received from a defeated monster is 2^(n-1) where n is the monster's level. That is, two monsters of a given level give as much experience as one monster of the next higher level. Your level thresholds are set so that in order to progress from level 3 to 4 without taking damage, you must defeat every monster of level 3 or below. Similarly from level 4 to 5. The thresholds from 1 to 2 and from 2 to 3, however, are less strict and allow you to progress by only defeating some of the monsters of your level and below.
Note that when you have defeated a monster, you can click on its square to see the sum of the levels of the monsters in the surrounding squares. This sum does not include the level of the defeated monster itself.
There are a number of alternate versions of the game:
Smaller grid, and far fewer monsters.
Larger grid, more monsters, monster levels go from 1 to 9. You start with 20 hit points. The strict level thresholds only kick in from level 5 and beyond.
Monsters are equally distributed among the five levels, rather than smaller monsters being more common.
You are level 0 with 1 hit point, so you cannot defeat any monsters. Your task is here to clear every square that does not contain a monster.
And for the interested, the nine monsters are:
Level 1: Slime
Level 2: Goblin
Level 3: Lizard
Level 4: Golem
Level 5: Dragon
Level 6: Demon
Level 7: Ninja
Level 8: Dragon Zombie
Level 9: Satan