Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift

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Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Free spin-off brings new element, plus push to buy original.

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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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Holiday Gift is a free app, but there are several prompts throughout the game to purchase the "full" Cut the Rope game, which costs $.99, as well as links to rate the game in the App Store.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift is a Christmas-themed version of the popular physics-based Cut the Rope game. Holiday Gift offers 25 new levels and a new stocking puzzle element that teleports candy to different parts of the screen. Holiday Gift is free, but encourages players to purchase the "full" Cut the Rope game, which costs $.99. Our review is based on the iPhone app; the Android app may have some differences in functionality.

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Kid, 11 years old August 9, 2014

Great App for Christmas!

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Is it any good?

CUT THE ROPE: HOLIDAY GIFT is partly an advertisement for the original Cut the Rope game, but don't be turned off by that. The stocking cannons that it introduces are more than just a gimmick, and make for a whole new crop of wonderful physics-based challenges. Like past games, casual players can focus on getting the candy into the mouth of Om Nom (who now sports reindeer antlers), while advanced players can also try to collect all of the stars in each level.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: December 10, 2010
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Chillingo Ltd.
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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