Excerpt: When I was in college, a favorite pastime had me sitting down and timing my then-girlfriend, now soon-to-be wife, Mary at how fast she could put together a Rubik's Cube. She could usually do it in just under a minute. I've always been one for a good puzzle, and in my mind, there is no puzzle higher in fun or prestige than the Rubik's Cube. So imagine my intrigue and skepticism when Rubik's World showed up for the Wii with its multi-colored "Cubies" in tow.
Summary: Ah, the Rubik’s Cube. That innocent little puzzle that almost every kid has owned, and subsequently gone crazy trying to solve. The twisting, turning 3X3 cube made of cubes can be more maddening to solve for the inexperienced than the perverse “spilled milk” all-white jigsaw puzzle. The Cube has inspired competitions between professional solvers, insane time record videos on Youtube, and the popular Kobayashi Maru solution of disassembling the Cube and putting the pieces...
Excerpt: When I first saw Rubik's World at E3, I was very impressed. Someone should have thought of a video game based on the Rubik's Cube a long time ago. Millions of families have enjoyed the colored cube for years now. The Game Factory decided that this game should include a lot more than just a cube solver, which is complete brilliance. Each of the eight puzzle games included have some form of connection to the Rubik's Cube.
Excerpt: Name: Rubik’s World Genre: Puzzle Platform: DS, Wii (Reviewed on DS) One of the more prevalent genres of video games found on the DS is the puzzle game. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as the handheld system is suited for the category, with touch screen and portable capabilities; puzzle games are a great choice for gamers on the go. However, not all puzzle games are created equally, and while some are fantastically addictive, others are more lackluster.
Conclusion: Rubik’s World is a puzzle fans paradise. With several different games, each ranging between 32 to 44 levels, there is tons of variety to be experience. With multiplayer support, and an immersive experience within “Guide”, there is definitely something for everyone within this package. While the hardcore gamer will probably avoid this title all together, there are still millions of gamers around the world that will be intrigued by this experience.
Excerpt: I remember this one program we had when I was in middle school. We'd go to the computer lab once or twice a month to get on the computers and play a 'game' - it was really just an elaborate way to get us to practice simple math problems. We had to make sure to pay attention to signs and such, though - if we didn't, there was a good chance that the answer would be wrong. Now, you may ask what the motivation was to get better? No, it wasn't for grades.