Cut the Rope Review: Challenging Puzzles and Adorable Monsters
At a Glance
Chillingo's Cut the Rope has all the marks of a winning mobile app--it's a physics-based puzzler with simple, intuitive controls, and it stars an adorable lead character. This cutesy puzzler premiered on iOS, but it has finally made its way to Android.
Your goal in Cut the Rope seems pretty simple: You have to get the candy to Om Nom, a charming frog-like creature. Of course, actually getting the candy to Om Nom isn't quite as easy as it sounds, and you'll have to brave bubbles, electricity, and various other obstacles before Om Nom gets his treat. Along the way, you'll want to pick up stars (three appear in each level) to increase your star count and open new levels.
Playing the game is as easy as sliding your finger across the screen to "cut the rope." The candy starts in one corner of the screen, attached to the rope. Om Nom starts in another corner, looking rather hungry. Your goal is to drop, swing, float, and otherwise move the candy over to Om Nom’s mouth so that he can munch on it.
Each set of levels introduces new obstacles--you'll come across spikes, spiders, and magic hats, among other things--and each obstacle affects the candy in a different way. For example, spikes will break the candy, while magic hats will transport it to another part of the screen. Luckily, the game offers detailed instructions on how each obstacle will affect you.
Cut the Rope is challenging, fun, and filled with content. However, there is one caveat: The game is somewhat resource-heavy, and it crashes more than it should. For that reason I've docked it half a star, but otherwise it's an excellent game for only $1.