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CNET Editors' review
Cut the Rope is an inventive, addictive, and extremely polished arcade puzzler, in which you interact with increasingly complex, physics-based puzzles to get a piece of candy into the mouth of a cute monster named Om Nom.
Cut the Rope's interface starts out simple: you just swipe your finger to cut a rope, which drops an attached piece of candy into Om Nom's mouth. Soon, you're cutting multiple ropes (occasionally more than one at a time, using multitouch), trying to maneuver the plummeting piece of candy to pass over stars on its way to Om Nom (between one and three stars, which equates to your score for each level). The game slowly introduces new elements--like candy-lifting bubbles and candy-breaking spikes--that make the timing and precision of your actions more important. Over its 100 levels, Cut the Rope throws even more challenges at you, including sliding anchors, arcing lightning, candy-eating spiders, and more elements that you touch to interact with, such as blowing air cushions and pulleys with hand-cranks. The levels are divided into different unlockable "boxes" (Cardboard, Fabric, Foil, and Gift Boxes; you unlock the fancier boxes by earning stars), but you can play any puzzle within a box once it's open--so you can skip puzzles that get frustrating, and it's easy to go back later and try to improve your score on individual puzzles.
Like other super-successful iOS games, Cut the Rope is a perfect storm of gaming: it's very easy to learn, incredibly addictive, and fun to pick up and play for minutes (or even seconds), and it makes great use of the multitouch interface (there are a couple moments in the game where it's almost easier to set your device down, so you have enough fingers free for snipping). Cut the Rope has countless thoughtful touches in its interface, sound, and artwork. It's a must for physics-based puzzle fans, who at the very least should check out Cut the Rope Lite.
**HAPPY VALENTINE'S FROM ZEPTOLAB AND CHILLINGO!**A mysterious package has arrived, and the creature inside has only one requestCANDY! Help get the candy to Om Nom, the adorable monster, in this highly innovative and addictive puzzle game. Combining outstanding physics, devilishly tricky levels, and bright colorful High Definition visuals, Cut the Rope is one of the most original and fun-filled games on the App Store. PRESS QUOTES"Cut the Rope is the number one game in the App Store because of it's excellent gameplay value, superb graphics, accurate physics and intuitive gesture controls." Jason Coe, AppModo"Cut The Rope is one of the best puzzle games out there that is more fun than anything" - Trevor Sheridan, App Advice (4/5 MUST BUY)"Wed put it right up there with the best casual games on the App Store" Chris Reed, Slide to Play (4/4 MUST HAVE) "Cut The Rope is centered around a brilliant mix of realistic physics and cartoon slapstick, and its an absolute delight." AppTilt (9/10)I WANT CANDY!Cut the Rope combines realistic physics with simple, yet accurate and precise touch controls. Cut the ropes by simply swiping your finger across them and collect the stars by touching them with the candy, but its not always simple. Think before you slice and be sure to avoid the enemies and obstacles. Every level is different and getting that candy to Om Nom wont be easy!ITS KNOT GONNA BE A BREEZEIn Cut the Rope you dont just need to feed Om Nom, in order to get maximum points you will also need to collect three golden stars in each stage. Some are easy, some are deviously difficult; youre going to have to use your head to get them all-but be quick, some of these stars dont hang around forever! Dodge jagged spikes that smash your candy to bits, and look out for sneaky spiders intent on having Om Noms treat all for themselves! STAR PLAYERUse a variety of special tools in your effort to get Om Nom his candy. Blow candy around in bubbles using special air pumps, catapult your candy across the screen to get to those hard to reach stars, use hidden ropes and special pulleys in your effort to get every star there is! THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, INSIDE THE BOXEasy to learn and intuitive to play, Cut the Rope is hard to put down. As you progress, Om Nom will jump from one box to another, with more levels to get through. With each new box contains new and even more challenging stars and obstacles, can you make it to the end?Crystal Leaderboards and Achievements: Players can see how they compare to rope cutters throughout the world via online leaderboards and achievements through Crystal!Cut the Rope also supports Game Center.
What's new in this version: **HAPPY VALENTINE'S FROM ZEPTOLAB AND CHILLINGO!**To celebrate this annual holiday of love and affection, we're bringing you an incredible new update for Cut the Rope! This completely free update includes:- A new Valentine's Box with 25 gorgeous holiday-inspired levels.- Addictive new "split-candy" gameplay that's both romantic and fun!- Wonderful new artwork featuring a Cupid-inspired Om Nom, Valentine's levels, and more, with full Retina support.- An awesome new Valentine's icon. (Perfect for ... See all new features
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