Rubik's Revenge (4x4x4)

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The Rubik's Revenge (aka the Master Cube) has 4x4x4 blocks, making it harder to solve than the original Rubik's Cube. This puzzle was released in 1981 and was actually invented not by professor Rubik himself but by Péter Sebestény.

The most common algorithm for solving the Rubik's Revenge is called the "reduction" method. As implied by its name, this algorithm focuses on solving the 2x2 center pieces and 2x1 edge pieces first - thus "reducing" the problem to a 3x3x3 puzzle, which can be solved exactly like a regular 3x3x3 cube (Except for two parity cases that require further algorithms).

This puzzle has more parts than the Rubik's Cube, thus many more possible permutations. The number of possible permutations of the Rubik's Revenge is over 7.4x1045. The Current world record for solving it is 16.79 seconds, and it was set by Max Park from the USA at the Bay Area Speedcubin' 29 PM 2022 competition.



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Athena Berndt

Athena Berndt

WOW I could never solve a 3 by 3 and this really helped! the way I used to solve rubik's cube by ripping off the stickers and breaking it then putting it back together
Rubiks cube noob

Rubiks cube noob

This is hard
Totallynotdream

Totallynotdream

Totally fantastic
anonymous

anonymous

it helped a lot
MelonGuy44

MelonGuy44

Awesome! It’s also nice for a small challenge sometimes
DragonWolfZinthra

DragonWolfZinthra

I just solved it!
Chew

Chew

Lol, my cube got confiscated, so I use this
Rubik’s fan

Rubik’s fan

Realy fantastic
Mars Uy

Mars Uy

I can solve a 4 by 4 rubik's cube by myself
The Cube Master

The Cube Master

WOW I LOVE IT
Terfy

Terfy

I literally solved it by solving a 3 by 3 with a few tweaks
Dayan Rang

Dayan Rang

my friend had one of these and this is a good simulator to practice 4x4
Nabikunyoi

Nabikunyoi

Had this cube as a kid and couldn't solve it
Cube buxer

Cube buxer

Its a great simulator for practicing 4x4
Random guy

Random guy

I made a Checker Board pattern :D
CraylenGD

CraylenGD

Cool, you can make 2x2 patterns on the 4x4, but NOT vice versa.
pengch

pengch

I solved it in 7 and half minutes this is amazing
Soph

Soph

Hard for me but It's okay i still like it-
Gabriella Byrnes

Gabriella Byrnes

This kinda easy to solve 1 side but others I cannot solve it
Pro Cuber

Pro Cuber

I have all cubes + megamix (but not 7x7x7 or 8x8x8)


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