Bottom Line: It's not ABC-educational, but it's cute, funny and there isn't a better app to help a child with patience and learn-by-trial-and-error skills. It's also an early lesson in basic physics.
In this version, Om Nom has been anonymously mailed to a mad scientist who puts the creature through a "series of experiments," which means it's really the same game as the previous one with some different elements, including rope shooters and suction-cup ropes. But that's good news because the first one was really a fun app.
Cut The Ropes: Experiments includes 75 new levels across three settings and the developer promises more will be added for free. It costs $1.99 for the iPad and 99 cents for the iPhone.
E and I played it together for an hour or so in our first go and I found it to be a great "teamwork" app, where I'd jump in and help when needed. At certain points he was literally jumping up and down with excitement when we completed certain levels. Younger kids will definitely need parental help to finish the game.
The game requires a lot of thought and patience because sometimes you just have to cut each rope and try different things to see what happens, then restart the level with what you've learned and try again. Eash level can be restarted as many times as needed.
Recommended! As usual though, I'd go with the iPhone version unless you think your child will notice non-HD graphics.
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