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 Post subject: Mirror Cube a Semi-Super Cube?Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:22 pm

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I recently purchased a Mirror Cube for my collection and noticed something interesting while solving it. With the type of stickers that came with it, the centers do seem to have an orientation. The stickers have a very noticeable streaking pattern on them and the centers can actually have 2 orientations that make this pattern look correct and 2 that do not. Here is a picture of the puzzle I received with said sticker pattern. Would this then be considered a semi-super cube with each center having 2 correct orientations (although on some faces of the my puzzle you can notice if the center is flipped 180 degrees as well making those faces super faces?) but also 2 entirely incorrect orientations?

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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Cube a Semi-Super Cube?Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:47 pm

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I have this same brand mirror locks. Yes, it does behave like a supercube, but what's interesting is that if the centers aren't oriented correctly the reflectivity of the center is different from the rest of the side.

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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Cube a Semi-Super Cube?Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:52 pm

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I recently bought the same puzzle for my boss's son who's just getting into twisty puzzles. As you've pointed out, the orientation of the centers is partially visibly wrong even when you rotate them by 180 degrees. I'd say the puzzle is a super-cube. If you ignore the centers that are turned 180 degrees then I'd say the puzzle is a "Subset of the Super 3x3x3".

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