1982’s Atari Video Cube may look like Atari’s version of the Rubik’s Cube, but looks and name are where the similarities end. The Atari Video cube lacked most of the complexity of the Rubik’s cube. With the video cube you control a little guy who runs from square to square changing the color to the color that he is at the time. The game could be played to solve in the least amount of moves or for speed, and the only real challenge was that you couldn’t move your guy over a colored square that matched your current color. So if your guy is blue, you could not move over blue. It was a fun game for about a weekend, but quickly lost its novelty.
You can pick up the Video Cube cartridge for under a buck on eBay most weeks, so why not give it a try.