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Super Mario Rubik's Cube Hits Market, Geeks Freak

Super Mario Rubik's Cube Hits Market, Geeks Freak

The only thing better - and geekier- than a traditional Rubik's cube, is a Super Mario Bros Rubik's Cube! The Rubik's Cube is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by the Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik, and if for some reason you were under a rock for the entire 80's when you just had to have a cube, you may have missed this geeky gadget. It is said to be the world's best-selling toy, with some 250,000,000 Rubik's Cubes and imitations sold worldwide.

How does a Rubik's Cube work?

When solved, every face of Rubik's Cube is a solid color. Once you start turning, twisting and flipping, it's easy to mix up the colors. The following steps will help you solve the puzzle. Of course, if you get the Nintendo version, the colors will vary slightly.

When you play with the cube you turn its layers, but you want to make the faces have solid colors. There are 26 cubes on the outside of Rubik's Cube and an invisible "cubie" - which is a rotating mechanism - in the middle. There are 8 corner cubes with 3 colors, and 12 edge cubes with two colors. There are 6 center cubes with one color. The center cubes cannot move, being fixed. So, if you have the original Rubik's Cube, the blue center cube is always opposite the green, red is opposite orange, and yellow is opposite white. The color of the center cube determines the color of that face.

For additional help, check out Rubik's Official Website.

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Angelica Angelica 10 years
ahhah. That's funny neural!
Angelica Angelica 10 years
ahhah. That's funny neural!
Neural Neural 10 years
The last time I spent with a rubik's cube is when my mom smashed one when I was maybe 13 or 14. PTSD? :)
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
I would like one of these, I love Mario and I used to have a Rubik's cube when I was a kid.
vrico2005 vrico2005 10 years
i must admit that I would like this......
xdorkieex xdorkieex 10 years
If I see one of these in the shops I'm so buying one :) My boyfriend's a proper lil geek who would love it! x
xdorkieex xdorkieex 10 years
If I see one of these in the shops I'm so buying one :)My boyfriend's a proper lil geek who would love it!x
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