I don't think I'm exaggerating by claiming that Cut the Rope is one of the most popular and successful Android games there is. Cut the Rope fans will be happy to hear that with Cut the Rope: Experiments a spin-off is now available (and has been for almost three weeks). Is it as good as the original? Find out more in today's review.
Features & Use
Test device: LG Optimus Black
Android version: 2.3.4
Cut the Rope: Experiments is 23 Mb and supports App2SD.
For those of you not yet familiar with the Cut the Rope gameplay: Om Nom, the protagonist, loves sweets/candies and it's your role to feed him, preferable in such a way so as that he scores three stars. In order to get the candy to Om Nom you need to cut a bunch of ropes and avoid a number of obstacles as well as use other game elements.
As for the Experiments spin-off: a crazy scientist has gotten his hands on Om Nom and wants to experiment on him. Before you write him off as a complete villain, keep in mind that the professor is also the game's commentator, continuously coming up with things to say about what's going on on the display.
There are five areas and 25 levels overall, meaning you've got several hours of gaming to look forward to. Two areas can be played straight away, the others will be activated once you've got the right amount of stars. According to the developers, new areas will be added in the near future.
There's a whole list of obstacles you must circumvent in order to get the goods to Om Nom, including thorns that will make the candies pop. Use the items/elements and your wits to get around the obstacles. Elements include:
- Soap bubbles
- Rope canon
- Suction cups
In the last area you will also find water to be an element, which brings a whole new challenge with it. There are also hidden images to be find in the background imagery of the game. I especially like that the game elements can be combined, making for a host of different options.
Cut the Rope: Experiments is good fun overall, and while it's good distraction for whenever you're waiting around for something, it's also the kind of game you can play for longer stretches of time.
If you're familiar with Cut the Rope you will be happy to know that this version features new elements and it is – imho – even better than its predecessor.
If you're on the market for a game that was made with a lot of attention to detail and a fun gameplay—look no further, Cut the Rope: Experiments is it.
Screen & Controls
Cut the Rope: Experiments comes with easy controls and is super intuitive to use. Whenever a new element is added to the gameplay a brief explanation is offered so as to make it easier for gamers to deal with it.
Graphics are fun as ever. A lot of love and thought went into coming up with this fun app.
Speed & Stability
Cut the Rope: Experiments performs well overall. It proved to be solid and reliable throughout our test runs.
Cut the Rope: Experiments can be downloaded for EUR 0,79 from the Android Market which is a very fair price. An HD version is also availale; it costs EUR 1,53.