Cut the Rope

App review by
Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Fun physics-based puzzler with adorable mascot.
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Parents say

age 6+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 26 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn about basic concepts of physics, gravity, motion, and force in Cut the Rope. During gameplay, they strategically cut ropes tethered to a piece of candy with the goal of depositing the candy into the monster's open mouth while collecting as many bonus stars as possible. There's always more than one way to complete a level, and kids are encouraged to experiment until they find the solution that earns them the most stars. Physics and fun blend together in a format that encourages discovery through hands-on play.

Ease of Play

The game's physics are smooth and realistic, but a fair amount of motor control can be required for some of the trickier puzzles - including using multi-touch to cut more than one rope at the same time.

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There's a link on the main menu to download more games from the same publisher.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Cut the Rope is a charming physics-based puzzle game featuring a cute green monster named "Om Nom." Players must cut dangling ropes that hold candy so that it falls into the monster's mouth, while collecting as many bonus stars as possible. There are 100 levels so far, with more promised in future updates to the app. The iPhone version is $.99, whereas the iPad version, called Cut the Rope HD, features higher definition graphics and costs $1.99. Our review is based on the iPhone app; the Android app may have some differences in functionality.

 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byRobbyWBoy16 January 3, 2012

Cut Rope

the rope cutting can be fun and edicting to play.
Parent of a 3 and 4 year old Written bylaribrook April 26, 2011

Fun problem solving app

Both my boys find this funny, and my almost-5-year-old can play quite a few levels himself. It's good for teaching problem solving and that you need to try... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old January 30, 2011

WARNING: SUPER ADDICTING

This game is so addictingly fun! It is educational too!
Kid, 12 years old January 7, 2011

Cut da rope

Cute and awsome puzzle game.

What's it about?

Kids swipe the screen with their finger to cut dangling ropes that hold candy so that it falls into the mouth of Om Nom, the cute monster that stars in the app. Gameplay requires precision and occasionally quick reflexes -- especially since new challenges like balloons, blowers, spikes, and electrical currents are quickly added to the basic rope-cutting formula. Challenges become progressively harder as the levels progress.

Is it any good?

CUT THE ROPE is a puzzle game that requires precision and occasionally quick reflexes - especially since new challenges like balloons, blowers, spikes and electrical currents are quickly added to the basic rope-cutting formula. Yet, the game still has a broad appeal. Casual players can concentrate on simply getting the candy into Om Nom's mouth, while more ambitious players can try to collect all the stars as well. Om Nom is one of the more adorable videogame mascots to come along in a while, too!

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Connect gameplay to the physics of everyday life, such as the effects of gravity on heavy items vs. floating objects such as bubbles.

  • Conduct real-life experiments using objects of different weights connected to string and observe how motion affects them.

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