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'''''QUB3D''''' (pronounced "''cubed''") is an [[Arcade Games|arcade]] [[minigame]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]].''
   
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==Description==
'''QUB3D''' (pronounced "''cubed''") is an [[Arcade Games|arcade]] [[minigame]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
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[[Image:QUB3D-GTA4-menu.jpg|thumb|275px|right|The menu of ''QUB3D''.]]
[[Image:QUB3D-GTA4-menu.jpg|thumb|275px|right|The menu of QUB3D.]]
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The primary goal of the game is to match up coloured blocks into groups of four or more before they fill up the box, similar to ''[[wp:Puyo Puyo (series)|Puyo Puyo]]'', except the blocks actually "tumble" down when positioned vertically, akin to a [[wp:Slinky|Slinky]]; as the player acquires a specific amount of points, the game moves up a level.
== Description ==
 
The primary goal of the game is to match up coloured blocks into groups of four or more before they fill up the box, similar to [[wp:Puyo Puyo (series)|Puyo Puyo]], except the blocks actually "tumble" down when positioned vertically, akin to a [[wp:Slinky|Slinky]]; as the player acquires a specific amount of points, the game moves up a level.
 
   
 
Initially, the game begins with only blue, green and red blocks. As the player progresses up the levels, however, the game slightly increases the falling speed of new blocks, as well as including more block colors:
 
Initially, the game begins with only blue, green and red blocks. As the player progresses up the levels, however, the game slightly increases the falling speed of new blocks, as well as including more block colors:
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A minor drawback to this feature is that the player can only hold a maximum of 3 choices of special abilities at a time.
 
A minor drawback to this feature is that the player can only hold a maximum of 3 choices of special abilities at a time.
   
Beating the developer's high score of 10,950 points earns the "'''King of QUB3D'''" [[Achievements in GTA IV|achievement]]. The player must complete this for [[100% Completion in GTA IV|100% completion]].
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Beating the developer's high score of 10,950 points earns the "'''King of ''QUB3D'''''" [[Achievements in GTA IV|achievement]]. The player must complete this for [[100% Completion in GTA IV|100% completion]].
   
== Gallery ==
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==Gallery==
   
 
<center><gallery>
 
<center><gallery>
 
Image:QUB3D-GTA4-gameplay.jpg|Gameplay.
 
Image:QUB3D-GTA4-gameplay.jpg|Gameplay.
Image:QUB3D-GTA4-cabinet.jpg|A QUB3D arcade cabinet in [[The Triangle Club]].
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Image:QUB3D-GTA4-cabinet.jpg|A ''QUB3D'' arcade cabinet in [[The Triangle Club]].
1371581892823.jpg|QUB3D high score screen
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1371581892823.jpg|''QUB3D'' high score screen.
1371583670849.jpg|QUB3D game in [[Homebrew Cafe]]
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1371583670849.jpg|''QUB3D'' game in the [[Homebrew Cafe]].
DSC_0758.JPG|QUB3D in GTA V at [[Tequi-la-la]]
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DSC_0758.JPG|''QUB3D'' in ''GTA V'' at [[Tequi-la-la]].
 
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</gallery></center>
   
== Locations ==
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==Locations==
This game can be played at many locations throughout [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]], including:
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This game can be played at many locations throughout [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]], including:
 
*[[Homebrew Cafe]], [[Broker]].
 
*[[Homebrew Cafe]], [[Broker]].
 
*A back room in [[Perestroika]], [[Broker]].
 
*A back room in [[Perestroika]], [[Broker]].
 
*[[Modo]] clothing store, [[Algonquin]].
 
*[[Modo]] clothing store, [[Algonquin]].
 
*[[The Triangle Club]], [[Northern Gardens]], [[Bohan]].
 
*[[The Triangle Club]], [[Northern Gardens]], [[Bohan]].
*The [[Lost MC Clubhouse]] (only in [[The Lost and Damned]]).
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*The [[Lost MC Clubhouse]] (only in ''[[The Lost and Damned]]'').
== Video ==
 
[[File:GTA 4 - King of QUB3D Achievement Trophy (1080p)|thumb|left|400 px]]
 
   
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==Video==
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[[File:GTA 4 - King of QUB3D Achievement Trophy (1080p)|thumb|center|675px]]
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==Trivia==
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*''QUB3D'' shamelessly declares itself "THE PUZZLE GAME YOU'VE PLAYED BEFORE" in its main menu, alluding to the fact that puzzle games of the [[wp:List of puzzle video games#Visual matching|visual matching]] variety are all very similar. Another reason why it says this is because it is very addicting and you might end up playing it a lot.
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*There is a ''QUB3D'' machine in the [[St. Mary's Community Project]] in [[Bohan]] but the player cannot access the machine since the interior is only visible during cutscenes.
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*During [[Mafiya Work]] in ''GTA IV'' multiplayer, the player may be tasked to destroy QUB3D arcade cabinets.
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*The game itself is based on classic arcade game ''[[wp:Tetris|Tetris]]''.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
== Trivia ==
 
* QUB3D shamelessly declares itself "THE PUZZLE GAME YOU'VE PLAYED BEFORE" in its main menu, alluding to the fact that puzzle games of the [[wp:List of puzzle video games#Visual matching|visual matching]] variety are all very similar. Another reason why its says this, is because it is very addicting and you might end up playing it a lot.
 
* There is a QUB3D machine in the [[St. Mary's Community Project]] in [[Bohan]] but the player cannot access the machine since the interior is only visible during cutscenes.
 
*During Mafiya Work in GTA IV multiplayer, the player may be tasked to destroy QUB3D arcade cabinets.
 
*The game itself is based on classic arcade game [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris Tetris].
 
 
*If you open the High Scores table, you can see some unusual names such as "TIT", "ASS" and "COK".
 
*If you open the High Scores table, you can see some unusual names such as "TIT", "ASS" and "COK".
*In GTA V, some QUB3D machines can be found throughout the world, but cannot be used.
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*In ''GTA V'', some ''QUB3D'' machines can be found throughout the world, but cannot be used.
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*One of the initials on the high scores scoring 10900 is LIJ, which would be the initials for [[Little Jacob]]. This is very likely because the [[Homebrew Café]] is one of his favorite hangouts.
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*You can hear the song of the game when passing in front of [[Videogeddon]].
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*The whole game is in the sky, [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] can be seen on bigger render distances, and some video cards that make fog weird. That means a player can take them with mods to spawn props. The cubes itself appears to have the size of a standard vehicle's wheel.
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
*[[Quube]] - A spoof of the rubik's cube in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]].
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*[[Quube]] - A spoof of the rubik's cube in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''.
 
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QUB3D (pronounced "cubed") is an arcade minigame in Grand Theft Auto IV.

DescriptionEdit

QUB3D-GTA4-menu

The menu of QUB3D.

The primary goal of the game is to match up coloured blocks into groups of four or more before they fill up the box, similar to Puyo Puyo, except the blocks actually "tumble" down when positioned vertically, akin to a Slinky; as the player acquires a specific amount of points, the game moves up a level.

Initially, the game begins with only blue, green and red blocks. As the player progresses up the levels, however, the game slightly increases the falling speed of new blocks, as well as including more block colors:

  • Yellow blocks are introduced from level 5 onwards;
  • Purple blocks are introduced from level 10 onwards; and
  • Orange blocks are introduced from level 15 onwards.

To counter the increasing difficulty of the game, the player is given the option of acquiring special abilities by stacking 4 blocks of the same color to form the shape of a square-shaped grouping (2 blocks by 2 blocks); note such groups will not remove any neighboring blocks of the same color. By stacking four such groups, the "Power" bar will be filled, granting the player the ability to choose one of four "Special" tricks that aid gameplay. Each "Special" is marked by a different color and is triggered by a specific command:

  • The red "Special" removes the lowest four rows of blocks.
  • The green "Special" removes the middle two columns of blocks.
  • The blue "Special" allows the player to remove all blocks of any selected color in the box. The player must press the same button or key that activated this ability again to select a color.
  • The yellow "Special" momentarily stops the any new blocks from falling on its own, allowing the player to control its descent on their own accord.

A minor drawback to this feature is that the player can only hold a maximum of 3 choices of special abilities at a time.

Beating the developer's high score of 10,950 points earns the "King of QUB3D" achievement. The player must complete this for 100% completion.

GalleryEdit

LocationsEdit

This game can be played at many locations throughout Liberty City, including:

VideoEdit

GTA 4 - King of QUB3D Achievement Trophy (1080p)03:49

GTA 4 - King of QUB3D Achievement Trophy (1080p)

TriviaEdit

  • QUB3D shamelessly declares itself "THE PUZZLE GAME YOU'VE PLAYED BEFORE" in its main menu, alluding to the fact that puzzle games of the visual matching variety are all very similar. Another reason why it says this is because it is very addicting and you might end up playing it a lot.
  • There is a QUB3D machine in the St. Mary's Community Project in Bohan but the player cannot access the machine since the interior is only visible during cutscenes.
  • During Mafiya Work in GTA IV multiplayer, the player may be tasked to destroy QUB3D arcade cabinets.
  • The game itself is based on classic arcade game Tetris.
  • If you open the High Scores table, you can see some unusual names such as "TIT", "ASS" and "COK".
  • In GTA V, some QUB3D machines can be found throughout the world, but cannot be used.
  • One of the initials on the high scores scoring 10900 is LIJ, which would be the initials for Little Jacob. This is very likely because the Homebrew Café is one of his favorite hangouts.
  • You can hear the song of the game when passing in front of Videogeddon.
  • The whole game is in the sky, Liberty City can be seen on bigger render distances, and some video cards that make fog weird. That means a player can take them with mods to spawn props. The cubes itself appears to have the size of a standard vehicle's wheel.

See AlsoEdit

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