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Cut the Rope 2

Cut the Rope 2



Brain-stretching puzzles about cutting swinging objects to make candy drop into the adorable alien Om Nom's mouth.
The Bottom Line
Helping the beloved alien Om Nom get his candy fix creates riotous fun while flexing your brain.

Om Nom Has Gone Missing!

Om Nom, the cute little candy-eating alien who rose to fame in Cut the Rope, has gone missing. Lured out of his house by a gang of sweets-stealing spiders, Om Nom needs help solving puzzles in five new locations: Forest, Sandy Dam, Junkyard, City Park, and Underground.

How to Play

The puzzles involve cutting ropes from which Om Nom's beloved candy is dangling so that the cute alien can eat his treat. Each location introduces a new helper, including Roto, a helicopter-like bug who has the power to carry Om Nom, candy, and other things. Players will also meet Lick, whose frog like tongue can create ramps for the candy to roll on; Blue, a square creature who can lift Om Nom; Toss, a candy-throwing character; and others.

The object of each puzzle is to get the sweets into Om Nom's mouth while also collecting three floating stars. This time around, the candy-dangling-from-ropes puzzles have new features including being able to move Om Nom. Several of the brain-stretching puzzles have special four-leaf clovers to collect and additional challenges which appear after you solve a puzzle the first time.

App Analysis

As a sequel to Cut the Rope, Cut the Rope 2 succeeds! It keeps the old play mechanic of cutting ropes but adds the interesting novel play elements of being able to move Om Nom and use five new helpers. The new worlds also add interest. And the adorable candy-crunching Om Nom continues to egg you on to new puzzle-solving heights.

Contains Features that Aren't Kid-Friendly

As with many puzzles released to the general public and not made specifically for kids, Cut the Rope 2 contains features that aren't kid-friendly. It has ads, connects to Game Center, and offers help at a cost. You can purchase Power-up Packs that run from $8.99-$59.99, or you can buy individual Power-ups such as Balloons ($2.99-$19.99) to attach to stuff to lift it up and Fireflies ($2.99-$29.99) that show you the path to a 3-star solution. Parents can turn off in-app purchases in the Settings of their devices, not connect the device to Game Center if on iOS, but the ads will be there. Talk to your kids about why app developers place ads in games to start teaching them about marketing.

Best For

Cut the Rope 2 is a great fit for all kids and adults who like physics-based puzzles.

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Cut the Rope 2
Released: 11/23/2014
Company: ZeptoLab UK Limited
Price: 1.99
Platforms: Android
iPod Touch
Available: Apple App Store
Google Play

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