I don’t want to be a Fussy Freddy here but these new digital Rubik’s Cubes make it impossible to peel off the stickers and rearrange them. So what you’re left with is the insurmountable task of actually completing the puzzles yourself. Some people like that, though.
If that sounds like you, you may be interested to hear that the Rubik’s Slide was announced at the Toy Fair today. It’s an $18 digital Rubik’s Cube that features more than 10,000 puzzles. From what it sounds like, you begin by solving simple puzzles and then advance to increasingly difficult levels.
According to the press release:
Rubik’s Slide combines the simplicity and fun of casual games with fast-paced, brain-busting cubing. Players begin each puzzle by checking the goal pattern and then sliding the lights into the correct pattern by twisting and shifting the top panel. (Much like the slide or “fifteen” puzzles from years ago). Once the puzzle is solved, Rubik’s Slide will advance to the next puzzle.
Featuring more than 10,000 puzzles, Rubik’s Slide includes two different types of play. Players can see how many puzzles they can solve in Free Play mode or race against the clock to complete a series of 10 puzzles before time runs out in Lightning Round. Rubik’s Slide includes multiple levels of difficulty with easy, medium and hard puzzles built-in, so anyone can play. The electronic game features vibrant light and sound effects, adjustable volume control, and high score memory. Batteries are included. Appropriate for players ages 8 and up, Rubik’s Slide will retail for $17.99.
Rubik’s Slide will be available in the fall.
Rubik’s Slide [Techno Source]