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Cut the Rope

Reviewed by on Apr 12, 2012
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There’s a reason why Cut the Rope is one of the most iconic mobile games out there. It’s super charming, easy to grasp, and offers just the right amount of head scratching in its puzzles. The first set of levels alone are great, where you have to figure out how to detach a piece of candy from various ropes in order for it to fall into the mouth of Om Nom the monster. I’d like to think that this simple mechanic alone could have carried the game to the end, but the developers upped the ante, anyway, by introducing new elements for every new set of levels. Soon, you’re dealing with spiders, teleporting hats, and gravity switches, so the gameplay never gets old. None of it ever feels complicated, either. Sure, there are a few levels where you really have to act quickly, and others still I doubt I’ll ever figure out. Most levels, though, are set up in such a way that getting the candy to Om Nom is no big deal while picking up all three stars along the way is just the opposite. There’s a challenge here if you want it… or not. And that’s casual gaming done right.

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  1. avatar
    Dallas on May 2, 2012
    This game is so much better than the average angry birds junk. I agree with you. A top choice for a mobile game.
  2. avatar
    Clark on May 3, 2012
    Angry Birds is so overrated. I never could get into it.
  3. avatar
    Joe on May 4, 2012
    =P I liked Angry Birds a lot. I had a ton of fun with it. The problem is got really old. The reason it is so popular is because it's so easy to play. Stupid easy. It's not the funnest game ever, but it is hard to deny the fact that the game has some merit. When i played it, my expectation was low, my enjoyment was high, and the addictive nature of getting 3 stars was a formidable challenge. My interest definitely waned, but had I expected more when I started playing, it would have been a different story.

    All that said, I really enjoy cut the rope as well, but it tends to get boring after awhile. I can only play it for a couple minutes at a time or I get annoyed at Om Nom.
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    Clark on May 4, 2012
    The first time I played Angry Birds (on an iPhone), I didn't even know much about it, but I got tired of it after the first few levels. I have it for Android now and still don't really care for it. I think what I felt playing Siege Hero is what I was supposed to feel playing Angry Birds. Truth is, Siege Hero is a better game but lacks the silly name and presentation that's made Angry Birds so popular.
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    Joe on May 4, 2012
    Exactly. The reason the game is what it is is because of parents wanting something for their kids or for people who were mildly amused recommending it to friends for more mild amusement. AB is a rip off of Seige Hero, which I never played, from what I understand. It's just how the market goes. i'm trying to play through Angry Birds Space, but I find I just don't care about it. At one point I liked angry birds to get 3 stars on all the current levels, but that was over a year ago...
  6. avatar
    Clark on May 4, 2012
    Joe, you have got to get Siege Hero. I didn't play it until after I had already tried Angry Birds, but I immediately said, "Huzzah! This is my Angry Birds!"
  7. avatar
    Joe on May 4, 2012
    ok. *downloads siege hero* Hey, it's free today. I already like it better than Angry Birds
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