I don't know much about the original version, but I do know the game has been re-released a couple of times over the years, under a couple different names. Also, it was published before Rubik's name was added to the box. BGG has a listing of the various editions here:http://boardgamegeek.com/browse/boardga ... ectid=3081
I have the Rubik's Eclipse version with the red and purple pieces. It's quite a good game, I think.