Price: Free, $0.99
Cut The Rope was developed by ZeptoLab. In the game you literally cut ropes in order to get food to a hungry dinosaur. In the process of that, you can collect up to three stars, which determines how well you did throughout the level. It’s a great concept, but it has a lot of shortcomings.
Cut The Rope is one of the more favorable games on Google Play. It’s definitely a good game too. A lot of quality went into it, but I think it has a lot of shortcomings when it comes to playing it on a tablet and even sometimes on a smartphone. In example, one of the most frustrating things about playing Cut The Rope on the tablet is the fact that you can’t have it in landscape mode. The game is portrait mode only. It’s a minor complaint, but as someone who uses landscape mode just about everyday, it is frustrating.
Android is known for having issues with dropped frames, but Cut The Rope seems to make said dropped frames even more noticeable than they already are. It’s like the game wasn’t optimized very well. Not only that, but there is a weird delay when you got to cut the rope. You can visually see the action, but it’ll take the app a moment to realize what you did. It’s not entirely noticeable, but it’s still there and it’s really weird. Take note that none of things are game breakers for Cut The Rope. The app still offers a fun experience that you will no doubt enjoy on your tablet or smartphone.
The graphics are very nice and are actually really sharp on my tablet (Transformer Pad TF300). Although, if you are running an iPad with Retina display, you should note that the graphics are much cleaner and sharper with that. Thus far I haven’t found an Android tablet that could really beat that (with a decent amount of battery life leftover). Regardless, the graphics are still nice on the Transformer Pad TF300.
I guess you look at Cut The Rope like you look at Rovio’s Angry Birds. It’s another casual game that will entertain you for a short while. You won’t find Cut The Rope to have any sort of lasting value though. I play it for a good week before finally becoming bored with it. Then again, most games on Google Play don’t have lasting value, so you might not see that as a huge issue. Now, there is a free version of the game and a paid version of the game. I would highly suggest going for the paid version of game if you plan on playing Cut The Rope on your smartphone. The ads are very intrusive on a smartphone and are just plain annoying. It’s not as bad on the tablet. They barely take up anything on the screen.
All in all, Cut The Rope is a fun game. It provides no lasting value, but it is worth a go if you’re into casual puzzle-like games.