Cut the Rope 2 Review
Already available on iPhone and iPad, Om Nom returns to Android with a host of new friends in Cut the Rope 2
Cut the Rope has already taken its place among the most popular mobile games of all time thanks to the hard-to-perfect formula of simple gameplay combined with teasing puzzles.
A sequel to the original game was never in doubt and, following a minor reboot in the shape of Cut the Rope: Time Travel, we now have this full sequel. Things have been tweaked slightly and it appears for the better, with a little more logic to the levels as well as plenty of new elements to get excited about. Level design now much more closely resembles that of a platform game, with Om Nom always sat on a level of some kind; in early stages something sloped towards him so any candy that drops in the vicinity will roll in his direction. This does make gameplay easier as it brings an end to the days where you had to time the cut of a swinging candy from a rope to perfection in order for it to drop into Om Nom’s mouth. This feels more accessible, and as a result more fun.
Another clever change in perspective that has helped to freshen up the gameplay is that in some levels it’s Om Nom that must now go to the candy, as the little monster becomes mobile for the first time. Use Om Nom’s new friends – whose own introduction is a source of excitement for franchise fans – and their special skills to help transport Om Nom to the candy.
Players can now also drop elements like balloons into levels in order to help reach a solution, and there are now Level Solutions which will walk you through everything you need to do in order to complete a level you’re stuck on.
The star collection system is still in place, but watch out for the new clovers to collect in some levels as well. For the more light-hearted player there are also outfits – mostly hats – to adorn Om Nom with should you want to customise your play a little more.
All the character that made the original Cut the Rope such a success is still here, and it seems that has been built upon, with a few gameplay tweaks that make the sequel a worthy step-up.
A nice upgrade on the original, with new characters and perspectives to try out.
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