In “Rubik’s World,” players are challenged with various puzzles that all center around these little cubes. Puzzles on the Wii have a bit more of a physics-based approach, offering challenges like launching cubes to knock down structures and pushing large masses of blocks out of the way of moving walls, while the DS incarnation is more rigidly logic-based. Both games also allow you to create the world by organizing cubes into simple pictures and teaching cubes songs a la “Mario Paint.”
Granted, as a small collection of mini-games, it may not keep your interest as long as a shooter or an RPG, but the puzzles are fun, addictive distractions. Couple that with the fact that, yes, you can play with a virtual Rubik’s Cube, and “Rubik’s World” becomes a fun distraction if you can find it for under $30.
“Rubik’s World” is currently available.