Cut the Rope and Cut the Rope HD by Chillingo and Zeptolab have become iconic iOS physic puzzle games. The game involves getting candy – attached to a rope – into hero Om Nom’a mouth while trying to collect up to three stars. Sound easy? Not so much, the puzzles and elements on each successive level pose some serious challenges, but without ever losing the game’s renown charm.
When players complete Cut the Rope, there are two more versions of the game to conquer: Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift is the free Christmas edition of the game and Cut the Rope: Experiments and Cut the Rope Experiments HD (see review here) is a full-on sequel containing over 100 new levels that feature rockets and other new game elements developed by the wacky Professor.
That’s a lot of rope-cutting puzzling, but variety is the spice of life. So AppTudes went spelunking in the App Store to make sure
If You Like Cut the Rope, You’ll Like…
Burn the Rope
Buy Burn the Rope Here
Download Burn the Rope HD Here
by Big Blue Bubble- $.99 – $2.99
Burn the Rope is a highly addictive game that falls into the same category as Cut the Rope. While Burn the Rope sounds like a spin-off of Cut the Rope, the challenging game actually offers players a new way to play puzzle games. Instead of cutting a rope, users are faced with a rope that must be set on fire. After igniting the rope, players must turn their device to keep the flame burning. Whenever the flame does not face upwards, it burns out and the game is over. Burn the Rope is simple to play and it has a cute design similar to Cut the Rope. When users grow tired of the game, they can try Big Blue Bubble’s newest installment: Burn the Rope Worlds.
Drop the Chicken
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by Sharp Creative Agency
Universal – $.99
Drop the Chicken is an adorable puzzle game that has a similar concept to Cut the Rope. Instead of guiding a piece of candy, players must guide a chicken safely to its nest. While the concept sounds simple, there are objects in each level that make the game challenging. After users create a path with springs, balloons or wooden beams, they can drop the chicken by pulling a lever. The levels are organized by buildings instead of boxes, and bugs are collected instead of stars. The similar game style will surely satisfy players who miss feeding the little green fellow.
Buy Save Yammi Here
Buy Save Yammi HD Here
by BulkyPix – $.99 – (see complete review here)
While Save Yammi looks eerily similar to Cut the Rope, it has a few differences. Users must feed Yammi a cookie before proceeding to the next level. Yammi is a pickier eater than Om Nom and will not eat unless the player collects all three yellow stars. Each level contains red stars, which are bonuses. Instead of slicing through ropes to deliver the treat to Yammi’s mouth, users must draw a rope on the screen to guide the cookie. There is a limitied supply of rope, so users must place it strategically. Each level becomes trickier and more challenging. Save Yammi currently has over 100 levels to complete.
Buy Rolling Fall Here
Buy Rolling Fall HD Here
by Amusedo Games – $.99
Rolling Fall isn’t quite as cute as Om Nom, but the gameplay is similar in style. Users must cut a chain to release a metal ball, which knocks zombies down. Gravity affects how hard the ball hits the zombies, so players must use physic skills when playing the game. Each level allows players to receive one, two or three stars, which is based on their score. Unlike Cut the Rope, the levels are timed. Users receive a higher score by completing a level quickly. The puzzle game currently has over 80 addicting levels.
Where’s My Water?
Buy Where’s My Water? Here
by Disney – (see complete review here)
Universal – $.99
Where’s My Water? is a physics puzzle game that is challenging and fun. Instead of delivering candy to a cute frog, the goal in Where’s My Water? is to deliver clean water to a cute alligator. Swampy the alligaotr is sitting in his shower waiting for the water to arrive. Users must draw on the screen to create a path for the water. The water flows according to gravity. Instead of earning three stars, players can earn three rubber ducks in each level. Similar to Cut the Rope, the levels start out easy, but become increasingly difficult.
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