By Andrew Liszewski
The original Rubik’s Cube provided hours of sticker peeling fun, but after selling 300 million units since being introduced in the 80’s its creators decided it was time for an upgrade. While the new ‘Rubik’s Revolution’ doesn’t twist in segments like the original, each side can independently light up and the middle squares have been replaced with a glowing button.
The lights, in conjunction with sound and voice effects allow you to play one of six ‘core games’ including Light Speed, Rapid Recharge, Pattern Panic, Cube Catcher, Code Cracker and Multiplayer Madness. The games basically revolve around you rotating the cube in your hands, trying to push those middle buttons in a specific order, as quickly as possible. Unfortunately though the new cube seems to be rated as “Ideal for puzzle lovers from 5 to 105” so if you’ve somehow managed to live to 106 you’re not part of the product’s targeted demographic.
The Rubik’s Revolution is available now with an MSRP of $19.99.