Cut the Rope: Experiments is a fun follow-up to the arcade puzzler Cut the Rope, with a few new elements but the same core concept centered on inventive physics challenges, well-designed and replayable levels, and a cute little candy-loving monster named Om Nom.
The interface is the same: you swipe your finger to cut a rope (occasionally more than one, with multitouch) to drop an attached piece of candy into Om Nom's mouth, a task that becomes increasingly complex with the addition of floating bubbles, dangerous spikes, movable anchors, elastic ropes, and so on. As before, you're also trying to trying to maneuver the candy to pass across stars before reaching Om Nom--between one and three stars, but you don't need to get any to complete a level. In addition to the hazards in the original, Cut the Rope: Experiments adds in later levels a rope that's fired at the candy with a suction dart on the end (making for some tricky timing puzzles) and suction cups that are basically like movable anchors from the original, but which you can attach and remove from anywhere--and their open-endedness can make getting all three stars pretty challenging on some levels.
If you're a fan of the original, there's not a whole lot that's new here. But you can look at this release as a new pack of levels (75 in all), with some new twists thrown in, presumably with more levels to come--and given this game's high standards for design and presentation, that's not a bad deal at all. If you're not familiar with Cut the Rope, you should check out the original--although Cut the Rope: Experiments is a fine place to start, too, with plenty of guidance in its first 25 levels.
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From ZeptoLab UK Limited:
Experiment to feed Om Nom candy! Cut the rope like never before. Everything you love and new gameplay! 200 levels and more to come! The little green monster Om Nom is back and hungrier than ever! Team up with the Professor, a mad (but not bad!) scientist determined to study Om Noms candy-loving behavior through a series of experiments. Use suction cups and other funny devices to collect shiny gold stars, uncover hidden prizes and unlock new levels!Key features:- 8 level packs with 200 levels - Innovative physics gameplay - Adorable character- Outstanding graphics- Om Nom animation shorts- Superpowers - Constant free updates with new levels and animationsAbout the game: Cut the Rope: Experiments from ZeptoLab follows the exact same formula as its predecessor, which means it's awesome. - IGNIf Cut the Rope: Experiments uncovers one scientific truth, its this: ZeptoLab knows how to put together a charming puzzle game. - Tapscape Cut the Rope: Experiments takes the original's addictive formula and adds a splash of deviousness, thanks to the addition of some cunning new items. - Pocket Gamer
What's new in this version:
Feed Om Nom in his latest candy adventure! In Bamboo Chutes, strategically cut the ropes and drop the candy into rotating bamboo shoots to collect the stars and deliver the candy to Om Nom!