Cut My Apps HD: Written iPad Game Review
Popular games that have held their place at the top of the App Store charts are great, but sometimes we need a bit of a break from them. When new games come along that put a unique spin on old classics, I’m always eager to see how well they did.
Concept and Gameplay:
If you’ve played Fruit Ninja in the past, you’re already familiar with how Cut My Apps HD works. However, instead of taking aim at delicious and nutritious goodness, you’re destroying app icons instead. These are generic icons, though, but it’s still extremely fun nonetheless. The idea for Cut My Apps HD was born when the developer became frustrated with having to delete a bunch of apps individually and wished there was a faster way to do so. Though I don’t foresee ever being able to do so with a game, I think all of us can relate to the frustration of removing a large number of apps.
Even though Cut My Apps HD is very similar to Fruit Ninja, there are a few aspects of the game which really set it apart. For example, you’re not limited to slicing each app once. In fact, you’ll earn bonuses for multiple cuts of the same app, adding another dimension of skill and reflexes to the game. However, you’ll also earn extra points for cutting straight through the center of the app, so this is a double-edged sword (pun intended).
Regarding graphics and sound effects, I found both to be pretty exceptional. Between this and the similar but unique style of gameplay, Cut My Apps HD wasn’t at all what I thought it’d be. It’s super easy to learn and fun enough to keep playing. The only issue I experienced while playing is that the ads at the bottom of the screen tend to get in the way, and I definitely recommend changing ads so they’re only displayed in menus and not during gameplay.
Cut My Apps HD is rich in features that help to separate it from its familiar relative. For example, achievements are unlocked using cumulative game scores. Each achievement tier requires a certain amount of points to clear, which increases as you earn them. Also, the game is Game Center enabled so you can compete with friends.
Another feature worth mentioning is that you can unlock new swords and backgrounds using stars earned from gameplay. There are also a ton of bonuses you can earn during gameplay, many which are similar to Fruit Ninja.
Cut My Apps HD is available to download for free in the App Store. There are a few in-app purchases, such as disabling ads for $0.99. All in all, you can’t beat the price and the game is definitely a fresh twist on an old classic.
Cut My Apps HD is compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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