Cut The Rope [rating: 5/5]
I often wonder how certain shows make it on TV. When Seinfeld was pitched to the TV execs as a show about nothing, why weren’t they thrown out of the TV execs office? The same applies to games.
Pitching a new car racing game with great handling and graphics is easy, however pitching a game where you have to cut a rope to drop dangling candy into the mouth of a waiting monster would potentially be very difficult.
Luckily for us most games don’t have to be pitched in that way otherwise the risk would be that you would never get to play Cut the Rope.
Across 100 challenging levels, with more to come in a future update, your task is to maneuver a piece of candy to the wide open mouth of Om Nom, a mysterious creature that has just been delivered to you.
The candy is suspended on a rope and a swift swipe across the rope cuts it in two allowing the candy to fall into the wide open mouth of the waiting Om Nom.
The physics of the the candy as it swings on the rope is your first challenge and then timing the cut at just the right time to ensure you get a direct hit.
Feeding Om Nom will get you past the level but the real challenge is picking up the three stars that are placed around the screen. Sometimes this will take multiple attempts but the replay option is so fast it’s never a problem.
Even before you get past the initial 25 levels the difficulty states to get cranked up. From the candy being attached to multiple ropes and bubbles that cause the candy to float until it’s popped, to candy hungry spiders that will try to steal the candy before you can get it to Om Nom.
The difficulty level is beautifully pitched, not so easy that you’ll complete the game in a few hours but difficult enough to keep things challenging and interesting. As with most games from Chillingo the game is connected to their social gaming network named Crystal and this allows you to earn multiple achievements and compare your scores globally on the leader boards.
The game plays so well that you almost don’t notice how great the game looks too. Sharp graphics and smooth animations are the icing on the cake in a game that is all about the great physics puzzles and simple touch controls.
While they wait for new levels to be added to Angry Birds many people have been looking for an alternative, in Cut The Rope they have the answer.
- 100 great puzzles
- Cute and addictive
- More to come
$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Released:Oct 05, 2010
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later