Atari Video Cube is a puzzle video game developed by GCC for the Atari 2600 and published by Atari, Inc. in 1982. Atari Video Cube was sold exclusively through the Atari Club, run by Atari, Inc. Originally an unlicensed interpretation of the Rubik's Cube toy, Atari re-released the game in 1984 as Rubik's Cube.
The game implements a Pocket Cube, Rubik's Cube, and Rubik's Revenge, The player takes control of the titular 'Hubie the cube master' who, (according to the atari 2600 game manual for Atari video cube) 'picks up' a color and drops it where the player decides. The cube is six sided, with 9 colors each side, red, blue, green, white, purple, orange.
Hubies task (aka the player) is to make all sides the same color, but it wont be so easy for poor hubie, as someone has switched all the colors around! finally, hubie has a thing about colors. if he carries a RED color he cannot walk into a RED square, for example.
The game has several different modes changable by the atari game selection switch, modes include blackout(the entire cube is black except when rotating), moving north and east only, as well as turbo, where hubie moves at super speeds. one of the challenges of the game is to beat the cube in as little moves as possible (shown in game at the bottom of the screen).
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This version of Atari Video Cube was designed for Atari 2600, which was commercially very successful video game console of second generation produced by Atari from 1977 to 1992. It was the first console that used removable memory modules with games. At the time of its greatest fame, more than 30 million units of this console were sold for about $ 200 a piece. To date, the game library for this console contains nearly 1,000 original games. More information about the
Atari 2600 can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB joystick that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a joystick, buy a suitable USB controller on Amazon or AliExpress or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for Atari Video Cube. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Atari Video Cube are summarized in the following table:
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