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Gaming Evolution
Gaming Evolution
Published By: Game Factory
Developed By: Two Tribes
Genre: Puzzle
Players: 1-4
Rated: E (Everyone)
Release Date: November 4, 2008
Screenshots: Link
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Written By: Matthew Prunty

The Rubik’s Cube has been the cornerstone for puzzle-based games for several decades, with no signs of slowing down. As more and more children get into the digital age, video games are becoming more and more part of a family’s home and entertainment sessions. Because of this, many games like Monopoly, Wheel of Fortune, etc. have made the transition to video game realm with several different titles across multiple systems. Thanks to Two Tribes and The Game Factory Games, we can now add the Rubik’s World to the latest wave of classic games going digital. How well does this game fair, read on to find out more.

Rubik’s World has several different games, all of which bring a unique perspective to the world of the Rubik’s Cube. I would have to say the “Guide” is the most interesting game out of the lot. Each and every puzzle within Guide takes place on a 3D grid. Several different colored spawners shoot out cubies, which roll in a given direction. In order to successfully complete this game, you must continue to adjust the signs in order for the cubies to make it through without touching one another. As you complete each and every puzzle, the difficulty angle is ramped up.

Another interesting game to play is “View” mode, which is more of a matching-type game. The game will give you three distinct pictures, which you must replicate utilizing three sides of the blank cube placed in front of you. While it may seem simple, it’s a bit more complicated that meets the eye. You are only given a certain amount of cubies to use to complete the task, and in the event you have to make a change to any of the three sides, you have to think about how it could possibly affect the other sides. Just like with Guide, as you progress through each puzzle, more and more thinking is required in order to successfully solve the puzzle.

While there are several other modes of interest within Rubik’s World, “Fit” and “Deconstruct” will also receive a lot of love due to them being the multiplayer modes. With “Fit”, you are required to combine several different pieces into one. Each puzzle comes with a set of cubies, platforms, and a color wall within the foreground. The object of the game is to smash, alter, do whatever it takes to make the cubies and platforms fit in front of the holes within the background wall. Once you have done what is needed, simply press the B button and the background wall will come forward to meld with the shapes. If done properly, a new puzzle will be revealed behind the former background wall. Within “Deconstruct”, the task that is before you is to shoot several white cubies at stacks of cubies in the distance in order to earn points. While a simple task to perform, you must avoid hitting the cubies that take points away.

Visually, Rubik’s World doesn’t give you immersive worlds, vibrant colors or high definition animations. What you get with with this title are unique backdrops and shapes brought to life via 3D. The sound gets the job done, offering up cute tunes, while also giving you the ability to add your own to the game. There are times were the music may get repetitive, but it’s nothing that will keep you from enjoying the audio experience packed into the title. The controls are rather simple, allowing anyone to be able to pick up this game and get engulfed in its experience. You have the option to play with both the wii-mote and nunchuk, or simply go at it with just the wii-mote.

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. Overall, Rubik’s World is an experience that should be shared with the world and I have to thank Two Tribes and Game Factory Games for creating this title.


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