App Review: Cut the Rope
The objective of the game is simple: get a piece of candy to Om Nom (a little green character that kind of resembles a dinosaur/frog) by cutting the rope that the candy is attached to. Doing this in itself is actually surprisingly easy despite there being numerous obstacles. Obstacles include: lasers, spikes, bubbles, gravity, transportation devices, and spiders. What makes the game a challenge, and gives the game a great lasting value, is trying to 3-star each level.
In the game there are seven boxes. Each box contains 25 levels and said levels follow a certain theme. For instance, box number seven is called the Magic Box, and the levels follow a magical theme—the main difference being Magician’s Hats that teleport your piece of candy out of another Magician’s Hat. Each box also has its own Game Center achievements, i.e. in box seven an example of an achievement is to teleport through 200 Magician’s Hats.
The Cut the Rope graphics are great, and flow very well. Everything is super smooth and easy on the eyes, making use of Apple’s Retina display. There are some nice little sparkles and fancy effects that give the game just that little extra oomph that makes it stand out above the others.
The music is decent, nothing amazing, although I must say it compliments puzzle games like itself quite well. The sound effects are also nothing to brag or really complain about, the sound that is made when you collect a star is great, but the noises Om Nom makes—note how I said noises, not sounds—are frustrating at best. Every time the piece of candy comes close to Om Nom he makes this high-pitched noise that can get a little annoying.Continued on the next page