Contrary to its predecessors, the Rubik’s 360 is no longer a cube, no longer solid and transparent.
The undying puzzle game is now a collection of three transparent spheres
consisting of six small multi-coloured plastic balls. Players must work
the balls from the inner sphere into their matching (colour-coded) slots
in the outer sphere by working them through the two holes in the inner
Erno Rubik, Hungarian creator of
the cube, defines the toy as an intellectual challenge that gives a
sense of order to an uncertain world. While not necessarily as complicated
or mathematical as order theory, the 360 requires more manual manipulation
than the cube before it.
The mechanism is best explained with
this CGI video: