Rubik’s Revolution

Rubik's Revolution (Image courtesy Techno Source)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.

[ Rubik’s Revolution ] VIA [ Gear Live ]

7 thoughts on “Rubik’s Revolution”

  1. There is only one reason for this game to use the look and name of the Rubik’s Cube — and that’s to deceive people into buying it, expecting the actual puzzle to be related to the original somehow.

    This is a cheaply made piece of garbage that is really only appropriate as a freebie item in a Happy Meal or something. The references to “sticker peeling fun” above are funny, because these stickers will peel themselves off the cube after a few weeks. Also, its voice/sounds were recorded with a really low sampling rate, resulting in that background static noise that is the hallmark of the crappiest electronic toys out there. It’s a grating sound that makes you want to turn it off after 30 seconds. Pressing the buttons to make the warning sounds stop is more an exercise in pain-avoidance than game play.

    This is a swindle, pure and simple.

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