COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: 'Cut the Rope: Triple Treat' 3DS Review

Updated: 08/19/2014 10:58 AM By: Aaron Chalich

Photo courtesy of Activision
Photo courtesy of Activision

This past week I had the opportunity to play a review copy of Activision’s “Cut the Rope: Triple Treat” for the Nintendo 3DS, and I thought it was great.

Your main goal in “Cut the Rope” is to feed a green monster named “Om Nom” candy.  The candy is hanging by a rope, and you must try to figure out how to get the candy into Om Nom’s mouth. Sometimes the candy is connected to multiple ropes, and if you cut a rope the candy will swing a certain way, so you must try and figure out which rope or ropes you will need to cut.

There are also three stars that you can try and collect in each level to gain more points.  I really thought that was great and it made “Cut the Rope” really challenging because you have to try and figure out how to cut each rope to make the candy touch the stars and then drop into Om Nom’s mouth.

As you pass each level, the difficulty increases and new obstacles appear such as spikes, bubbles, portals and air cushions.

Not only do you get the original “Cut the Rope” game, but you also get “Cut the Rope: Experiments” and “Cut the Rope: Time Travel.”  There are over 650 exciting and challenging levels that you can play between the three games. 

You can switch between all three games at any time, and it is really easy to do.  There is a very nice menu where you can access the games. 

There are also short little movies that you can watch, and they are very entertaining, and the animation looks great.

Another neat feature is that there are trophies that you can try and get for each game.  I really liked that and thought that it added great replay value to the games.

One fun feature is the online leaderboard where you can compare your scores with other “Cut the Rope” players.

The graphics for “Cut the Rope: Triple Threat” are awesome, and the 3D looks amazing.  All of the levels and objects are very detailed and are drawn very well.

The controls are super easy to learn, and when you come across a new object like a bubble or air cushion, there is text that appears on the screen that tells you what the object does and what you need to do to interact with it.

To cut the ropes, you just swipe across the rope you want to cut with the stylus on the touch pad, and if you need to pop a bubble you just tap the bubble on the touch pad and it will pop.  It’s very simple and timing is everything, so sometimes you need to cut multiple ropes very quickly.

I really enjoyed Activision’s “Cut the Rope: Triple Treat” for the 3DS a lot.  The graphics are amazing and the 3D looks great.  I really thought that “Cut the Rope” was a very challenging game that everyone can play and the controls are super easy to learn.

“Cut the Rope” is a game that you can play when you don’t have a lot of time.  You can just pick it up and play a few levels whenever you have a free moment, and I really liked that a lot.

If you love puzzle games that are really fun and challenging, then I would highly recommend “Cut the Rope: Triple Treat” for the Nintendo 3DS.

“Cut the Rope: Triple Treat” is rated “E”

*The copy was provided by Activision for review purposes.

Aaron Chalich is a entertainment columnist.