Atari Video Cube

Atari Video Cube is a puzzle video game developed by GCC for the Atari 2600 and published by Atari, Inc. in 1982.[2] Atari Video Cube was sold exclusively through the Atari Club, run by Atari, Inc.[3] Originally an unlicensed interpretation of the Rubik's Cube toy, Atari rereleased the game in 1984 as Rubik's Cube.[1][4][5]

Atari Video Cube
Atari Video Cube Cover.jpg
Developer(s)General Computer Corporation[1]
Publisher(s)Atari, Inc.
Platform(s)Atari 2600
Release1982
Genre(s)Puzzle

GameplayEdit

 
Menu screen, which allows selection of preconfigured cube layout

The game implements a Pocket Cube, Rubik's Cube, and Rubik's Revenge. The player takes control of "Hubie the Cube Master" as he tries to solve a scrambled "Video Cube". Hubie's method for solving the cube is to pick up the colored segments one-by-one and place them in their correct spaces. Picking up a square, however, limits Hubie's movements; He cannot move onto a square that matches the color of the one he is carrying.

The game manual encourages players to try and solve the cube in as few moves as possible, with their total number of moves being counted at the bottom of the screen.[6] Atari Video Cube has several game modes that alter the difficulty of the game, such as square count and color range.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Atari Video Cube". AtariProtos.
  2. ^ "Atari Video Cube". Atari Mania.
  3. ^ "Atari Club magazine ad". Atari Age. Atari, Inc. 2 (3): 17. September 1983.
  4. ^ Weiss, Brett (2011). Classic Home Video Games, 1972-1984 A Complete Reference Guide. McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers. pp. 33, 101. ISBN 9780786487554. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  5. ^ Lapetino, Tim (2016). Art Of Atari. Dynamite Entertainment. p. 252. ISBN 9781524101060. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  6. ^ https://atariage.com/manual_html_page.php?SoftwareID=834

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