It’s not that it’s a bad game. In keeping with its iPhone roots, Cut the Rope is utterly disposable, but it’s fun and quite charming. The goal is to get a candy suspended from a bunch of ropes into the mouth of a cute little monster, collecting stars along the way.
A swipe of the stylus will cut one (or multiple) rope(s) and send the candy plummeting down the gravity way. Other ropes in the way might grab the cookie, and then the game’s basic physics engine kicks into play, sending the cookie spiralling around to collect the out of the way stars.
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Then the final goal, after three stars are collected, is to get the candy to the monster’s mouth. The game naturally starts easily enough, with some very straightforward puzzles. Later levels become very taxing, both on the mind and the reflexes.
The cheery sound and music remains intact, and as the only job of the stylus is to swipe across the screen, this game plays as well (though not better) than its iPhone equivalent. The iPad game is still better as the larger screen is more comfortable for those rare moments where fine control is needed.