Electronic Rubik’s Cube No One Will Buy

While digitizing a Rubik’s cube would offer little more than confusion and frustration, at least it’s a one-up from Hasbro’s Lights Out. However, it is not a one-up from the original design of the Rubik’s cube, which is a classic amongst puzzle games worldwide. Rubik’s cubes were always the cheap toy you could throw around when you couldn’t solve it, but now that it’s electronic, it’s more expensive and therefore more fragile.

This is the future. So why not add credit cards into Monopoly, digital dice into Double Trouble and a digital display on to each card of Uno? I’ll tell you why: because it’s lame. Leave the classics alone, people.

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3 comments

  1. Well, you can hate PC golf game if you are a real golfer. The Nitendo basket ball game might be just a joke to a real baseball player. But these electronic games will not replace the original one.
    The Magic LED cube is just a LED puzzle toy with Rubik’s game in, NOT ALL FOR Rubik’s cube. So don’t take it too serious unless you sell original Rubik cube. Actually many kids that own it like the “light hitting game” best- Just press the flashed LED to turn it off in time-Not the Rubik cube. They are not old enough to see the Rubik cube!

  2. “I’m getting angry just thinking about solving this thing.”

    Hilarious!

    For the record, Monopoly already has a version that comes with ATM cards you load with your virtual dollars by inserting them into a little banker machine slot. It’s freaking weird/lame.

  3. I am a “real” Cube fan, but I had to try this one.

    It’s not bad! It is quite different from twisting. It is interesting to struggle with my muscle memory to map to which buttons to press. Already I am getting into button habits – the button method makes some repetitive sequences much slicker.

    I worried I would have trouble distinguishing the 6 colours and I did have trouble for some time – now it seems clear which are which. I am colour-challenged.

    Worst: I had trouble finding someone to sell me this! I am tempted to buy a box of 48 from the manufacturer to sell myself…

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