Rubik's Cube (Atari 2600, 1983)
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|A bizarre attempt to translate the immensely popular (and then-recently-invented) Rubik's Cube puzzle game into an Atari VCS puzzle game, Rubik's Cube stars "Marvin the Cubemaster," a veteran solver of puzzles who needs the player's help to match up a solid color on every face of a virtual Rubik's Cube. Bearing no resemblance whatsoever to how the original puzzle works, players of Rubik's Cube use Marvin to "pick up" a color and exchange it for a block of color elsewhere on the cube. For example: Marvin is carrying a block of green, which he needs to complete a green face of the cube. The player guides him to that point on the cube, deposits the green (and picks up a block of whichever color was there), and that face of the cube is finished. In its own way, the fast-and-furious timed contest is fun, but trying to approach it as one would a real Rubik's Cube is impossible. Perhaps with this in mind, Atari later retitled this game Atari Video Cube. Whatever it was called, Rubik's Cube is a difficult game to find, as it was sold by mail order only to members of Atari's fan club, as were other rarities like Quadrun and Crazy Climber.|
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- reddawn0_4Sep 7, 2014by
Great game fast delivery
Great game later relisted as Atari video cube exclusive from Atari age mail order in 1983 from Atari club.