Minesweeper is a Microsoft single-player video game. The object of the game is to clear an abstract minefield without uncovering a mine. The game has been used in a number of platform systems, but Windows is the most common. The game is quite simple, but extremely addicting. There is strategy involved and winning the game isn’t that easy.
In 2001, the Italian International Campaign to Ban Winmine strongly complained about the game. They claimed that the game was offensive to victims of landmines and all those who risk their lives to clear them. So, they created their own “Winflower” game. They lobbied Microsoft to use their game in Windows 98 instead of Minesweeper.
Microsoft took notice of the criticism and included the alternate version in Windows Vista and Windows 7 offers a mode where you can interchange mines with flowers.