Cut the Rope: Experiments

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Fantastic follow-up to excellent puzzle app with new levels.

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 5 reviews

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Educational Value

Kids can learn about basic concepts of physics, gravity, motion, and force in Cut the Rope: Experiments. 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

Physics are smooth, but you'll need good motor control to advance deep into the game, something young players might not possess. The game ramps very slowly, though, giving players plenty of time to get used to the mechanics -- and letting them skip a level if they fail too many times. 

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

The app features a big ad for the original game in the menu, as well as encourages users to gift the app to friends. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Cut the Rope: Experiments is a physics-based puzzle game that follows closely in the footsteps of its predecessor -- the original Cut the Rope. The game is, if possible, even more charming and still features the loveable monster "Om Nom" who's willing to eat all the candy you can get to him, via an intricate set of ropes, bubbles, and levers. The game's not hard to learn and is very forgiving, though there is a bit more consumerism in this version. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 18+, 18+, 18+, 18+, 18+, and 18+-year-old Written byKatherineHouston June 20, 2012

Cut the rope is a horrible game!

This game is about trapping a poor little animal in a box and then teasing it with candy it is almost as bad as pokemon!
Kid, 7 years old February 13, 2015

The Parent Review Is Wrong

It's Not About Trapping Om Nom In A Box!! It's Like His Dog House!! Also, You're Not Teasing Him With Candy Either. You're Feeding Him With... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old May 9, 2015

As good as the original

That parent review is totally wrong- first, the box is Om Nom's home (you can notice that he's happy there) and second, you are giving him the candy,... Continue reading

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?

Om Nom hasn't lost any of his charm. And CUT THE ROPE: EXPERIMENTS proves that developer ZeptoLabs hasn't lost any of its magic. Is this more of the same gameplay as the original Cut the Rope? Sure. However, there are some new mechanics, like a suction cup, but if you played the original, you won't have any trouble getting into the groove here. That's not a bad thing, though, if you've completed the original (and all of its add-ons). There's a thin plot about Om Nom being examined by a genial scientist, who encourages and congratulates the player as you progress. But at its heart, this is a game that uses physics and puzzles wonderfully together and proudly carries on the legacy of its predecessor. 

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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