|Object||Change Colors From Red to Blue|
|Difficulty||Level 10 - Mind Boggling|
|Brand||Toys & Games International|
|Type||Other Misc Puzzles|
|Dimensions||2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in / 6.2 cm x 6.2 cm x 6.2 cm|
|Packaging||Cardboard with plastic window|
The puzzle that will turn you upside down before you can turn it inside out. Each cube of INVERSION consists of blue and red faces. By sliding one cube at a time, the player attempts to conceal the red faces while revealing the hidden blue face, ultimately changing INVERSION from one color to the other.
Designed by Patrick A. Roberts.
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Even though this puzzle remembers the classical 3x3 rubik's, it doesn't have nothing in common with it, except for the fact of the algorithm based solution. Resembling the varikon box (1981) but re-worked with better and more comfortable mechanics. It is really well-built:solid & durable tinted plastic (I'm really happy there are not stickers involved! :), it is not a gravity puzzle, but it is not common to get it stuck. If your not familiar with the varikon or this reimplementation, inversion is a single hole 3-d slide puzzle with a really demanding single solution: revert the color of the whole cube sliding every cube to it's correct "inverted" position. No chance to find the solution using a single incorrect move, cause every wrong "inversion" actually scrambles more the puzzle! my first impression was that basic rubik principles could be applied for "inversion", but this is completely false. Like the rubik's, each cube in "inversion" is intended to have a unique location, but each permutation you perform can actually undo 8 individual center edge tiles (single side form a forming cube), unlike the rubik's in wich the complete-face spin motion will never unsolve the center edge tiles in a single movement. To spice up the challenge, you need to deduce wich will be the missing corner cube when you get close to the end, and also, if you discover that you've used any of center cubes at the wrong location, you'll need to scramble at least 3 sides of the cube to correct the mistake! (using your memory to return the correct pieces to it's position). Thanks for reading this long review, I think this puzzle is worth to write so, I'm really surprised this is the first review!. My final word: This is one of my fav's, Enjoy the 351 trillion of different combination that "inversion" claims to have!