cut the rope freeFormat: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Developer: Chillingo Ltd

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store

Cut The Rope to me is one of the biggest franchises that has hit mobile gaming. It is the perfect game on the iOS. It has all the ingredients that make a hit franchise. It may sound like it is very easy to make a hit franchise, but so few developer actually pull it off. If you have never played Cut The Rope before then this free version is the perfect way for you to see why this game has thrilled hundreds of millions of gamers all around the world.

Chillingo have created a wonderful character in Om Nom. This guy is up there with the Angry Birds when it comes to the amount of different merchandise he has on the shelves. This little guy despite never saying a word is just so adorable and likable that it is impossible not to look at his little face and smile.

The story of the game is told through these little cinematic’s that are very well designed and despite them not having any real dialogue. They do actually do a wonderful job of giving you the blueprints for the story. I know that from my point of view my kids have made up there own little reasons as to just what Om Nom is and why he loves candy.

The point of Cut The Rope is that Om Nom is very hungry and this little guy loves his candy, but he needs your help to get it. The levels are set up with Om Nom either at the top or at the bottom of the screen staring at you with his big puppy dog eyes. The first couple of levels will see him at the bottom of the screen and the candy that he wants to eat is on a series of rope. You need to cut the ropes in order to make the candy fall into Om Nom’s mouth. You have to be accurate because he will not move so you have to make sure that the candy drops into his mouth.

Like most iOS games there are other things on the screen to collect. You can play through the game just trying to get the candy to Om Nom, but there is real skill involved in trying to get the three stars on each level. Ropes are just the start of what you have to worry about. Some levels have this little pain in the butt spider who will try and steal your candy. There are also spikes that you have to make sure the candy does not hit. And there are bubbles. When Om Nom is on the top of the screen you will need to get the piece of candy into a bubble so it floats up to him. There are air blasters on some levels that you will need to use to move the candy into Om Nom’s path or even to get the stars.

Cut The Rope is a fantastic game and this free version for people who have not yet had the pleasure to play this is a no brainer to download. It is a great game for kids, but the challenge to get all three stars also makes it a good game for adults to play as well.

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store