What if the Rubik's cube had eight sides instead of six?
This face turning octahedron is significantly more challenging than the three layer vertex turning octahedron. It's about as challenging as a 3x3 Rubik's cube whereas the vertex turning equivalent is about as challenging as a Pyraminx. It does face and slice moves just like a 3x3 Rubik's cube. The center pieces can pop out, but I never had an edge or corner pop out. You want to make sure it's lined up correctly before each turn to avoid jamming and popping. It was a great challenge, like learning to solve the Rubik's cube all over again since I developed the algorithms I needed without consulting tutorials. The stickers are good shades and appear to be good quality.
2016-09-01 10:25:30 UTC
Timothy Schultz said:
A Must Have
Great to look at as well as a challenging puzzle, this Face Turning Octahedron is a definite must have for every collection, big or small. While it solves like a Rex Cube, or a Master Skewb, it's quite a bit harder since you have the shape to contend with.
2016-08-03 21:21:39 UTC
Greg Cordone said:
A Favorite of Mine
There is no puzzle like it and the way it turns and the ways of figuring out how to solve it were very fun and unique. There are so few octahedron puzzles, this is a must have. Its aesthetically pleasing to looks at and turns very nicely. Good choice of colors. Every collection should have this Face-Turning Octahedron it is a terrific challenge. One of the newer classic twisty puzzles up there with the likes of the 3x3, megaminx, pyraminx, skewb, square-1
2016-07-01 13:04:32 UTC
Dale O'Brien said:
Lan Lan FTO
I am very happy with this puzzle. On a scale from 1-10 in difficulty I'd give it a strong 8. The puzzle has decent turning, is a bit crunchy and seems to be well lubricated. I've had it for about a week now and I've had 1 pop but it was because I wasn't very accurate in my turning. Tension is adjusted by disassembling the puzzle to access the screws in the core but it didn't require any adjustments as it was nice right out of the box. If you like the Pyraminx and the Megaminx then I suggest you give this one a go!