|Cut the Rope 2|
Cut the Rope 2
iOS, Android, Nook
Cut the Rope 2 is a sequel to Cut the Rope released on December 19th, 2013 on iOS, and on March 28th, 2014 on Android. The game was announced in November 2013, when ZeptoLab published a short video of Om Nom being carried away on a balloon. Several images that show the investigation of Om Nom disappearance have been later posted with a hashtag #OmNomIsMissing. Cut the Rope 2 is featuring new gameplay elements, characters that help Om Nom in his journey, adventurous missions of getting from the Forest to the Bakery and collecting candy.
Sitting home with a pile of candies, Om Nom has noticed that a gang of spiders was stealing his candies. In a try to catch them, he got in a trap and was carried away by a hot air balloon. Trying to set himself free, Om Nom got in the middle of the forest. There, he made friends with some new creatures: The Nommies. Roto, Lick, Blue, Toss, Boo, Snailbrow, and Ginger are among them. The game then follows Om Nom on his way several locations:
- Forest: the first location of the game. Aside from introducing players to cutting ropes, collecting candy and stars, it features some new elements like balloons and wooden blocks. Om Nom meets several rotos there, who are happy to carry him and candy across the level.
- In Sandy Dam, Om Nom makes friends with Lick, who can build bridges with his tongue to bring candy to Om Nom.
- In Junkyard, Om Nom meets Blue, a Nommie that can reproduce easily. A growing stack of blues can serve as a support for candies and wooden blocks, push objects up or aside etc.
- In City Park, Om Nom meets Toss, the springy Nommie. She can launch Om Nom into the air.
- In Underground, Om Nom meets Boo, the scary Nommie.
- In Fruit Market, Om Nom meets Snailbrow, the fast, one-eyed snail.
- In Bakery, Om Nom meets Ginger.
The progression through the levels is different in iOS and Android versions. In iOS, levels are divided into several locations, much like in previous installments of the series. In Android version, Om Nom follows a pathway across the map: the path goes from Forest to Bakery with some branches appearing along. Chests with bonus items are scattered across the path.
Cut the Rope 2 introduced the concept of energy to the game. From the start, the player has 60 units of energy; each time you start a level, you spend one unit. They are refilled, one unit in five minutes, to the default maximum of 60. This cap value can be upgraded by unlocking hats. A similar concept was introduced to Cut the Rope: Experiments with 1.7.1 update, but was later removed due to outrage and hate from players and has been only on free versions ever since, see Candy.
Next, the game features several bonus items that make the gameplay significantly easier for players. They are balloons, bombs, teleporters and hints.
- Balloons can lift candy upwards, they are similar to bubbles;
- Bombs can throw objects apart, they are similar to bombs from Cut the Rope: Time Travel;
- Teleporters function like magic hats and portals;
- Hints are new to the series: they are direct instructions on getting the mission completed.
Players receive candy coins for getting stars in the levels, completing levels with additional conditions (e. g. not using air cushions) and completing levels fast. Candy coins can be traded for bonuses as well as for customization items. More bonuses and coins can be obtained with in-app purchases.
Customization items add a new look to the game while also granting some in-game bonus. They are:
- Hats: four different hats are available for Om Nom to wear, each granting an energy bonus.
- Candies: four different kinds of candy are available for Om Nom's delight, each giving additional bonus items daily.
- Traces: the trace of the player's finger has four different styles, each granting a bonus to candy coins earned in the game.
- When entering Level 20 of City Park, if you spam tap the starting Toss and then pressing the magnet every time after, you will eventually have a merge of the Toss and the candy.
- Upon the release of Fruit Market, the stars requirement to unlock the new location was 280. The players who had more than 280 stars were asked for a negative additional number of stars. In some cases, this obstruction could be lifted by replaying a random level or switching the cloud save on or off.
- If you replay a level, there are two, or more music are played.
- Main article: Om Nom Stories
Om Nom Stories cartoon series launched a new season named "Unexpected Adventure" along with the release of Cut the Rope 2. These animated shorts give more detail on Om Nom's journey outside the box and his adventures with the Nommies. The first episode got a lot of hate though, mainly because it came way too early to the Time Travel finale titled Home Sweet Home. which that episode was released on December 11th and Unexpected Adventure debuted on December 13, which is WAY too early if you think about it. This led to the largest loss of subscribers and a huge pile of dislikes.
IGN gave the game a 8.0 "great" rating.
- See all the media with the #OmNomIsMissing tag in a separate page.