Rubik Widget

Rubik Widget 1.1

The classic puzzle in widget form

The Rubiks Cube was my nemesis as a kid. I simply couldn't work out how to solve the damn thing, while some guy on TV did it blindfolded in under one minute. View full description

PROS

  • Realistic movements and feel

CONS

  • Middle sections don't move

Good
7

The Rubiks Cube was my nemesis as a kid. I simply couldn't work out how to solve the damn thing, while some guy on TV did it blindfolded in under one minute.

Rubik Widget is a chance to relive those days by allowing you to twist and turn the cube into shape from your dashboard. Unfortunately, you can't throw it against a wall, rip bits off and put them in the right place, or use a felt-tip pen to solve it like when I was young.

Controlling Rubik Widget is done by dragging the cube in the center round and round. When you want to twist a section, grab it by the corner and hold the mouse button down. You can't, however, twist the middle sections which means this isn't exactly like the real thing.

The controls are surprisingly easy to use and realistic. The lack of moving middle sections means that it's rather easier to solve than the original. Rubik Widget should also come randomly arranged from the beginning too - as it is, you have to mix it up yourself. You can use 'R' to restore it to it's original state and 'P' to re-arrange it, though.

Rubik Widget is a decent attempt at recreating all the frustrations of the original and a good little timewaster for your keyboard.

Rubik Widget

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Rubik Widget 1.1