Jun 24 AT 1:33 PM Alberto Vildosola 31 Comments

Who says Android doesn’t have any high-quality games? Cut the Rope now available exclusively through GetJar

Slowly but surely, Android is becoming a respectable gaming platform. Our favorite OS has always had a few very good games, but somehow it’s never managed to catch up with iOS in terms of quality and quantity. Nevertheless, game developers have been bringing their iOS-only games one by one to the Android platform. Games like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Plants vs. Zombies and many more.

Today the long list of high-quality games available on Android grows again. The guys at ZeptoLab have released an Android version of their very popular iOS game Cut the Rope. The game is exclusively available through GetJar for zero dollars, which is always a good thing. We expect the app to land on the Android Market pretty soon as well.

The app is almost identical to the iOS version. The main goal of the game is to feed candy to your new pet Om Nom. Speaking from personal experience, the game can be quite addictive and fun to play. And Om Nom’s face is almost impossible to look at without cooing, “Awwww.” Especially when he doesn’t get his candy.

If you need more convincing to download this game, watch the video below of Andy and Om Nom battling each other with their cuteness. Don’t you just want to eat them both?

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Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

    I could’ve sworn this launched months and months ago. I specifically remember playing it while sitting in an airport. Is this a different version or am I crazy?

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I also remember playing it in an airport with you. Wasn’t that back in January during CES? What other trips did we take together this year?

      • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

        I thought it was during the CES trip too but I was hesitant to claim I’d played it that long ago. I really do remember playing it, right before caching a bunch of stand up comedy with Slacker.

        I also remember it freezing my phone to the point of a hard reboot. Maybe that’s why they pulled it?

        • http://Website geiko

          There was a demo released on XDA a few months back. It was just the APK with a few levels. Maybe that’s what you’re thinking back to?

    • http://Website Daniel

      Maybe you’re thinking of Cut Rope and/or Rope Cut? They are a clone of this game (with a green snake instead of a green monster and less polished gameplay) with dubious status as far as copyright goes.

      One of them is the original clone, the other is the exact same game only renamed and sent by another developer (i.e. copyright infringement over another copyright infringement). I have no idea which of the two is the original, though.

    • http://Website pippa

      android has no games

      • http://Website @Alankrut

        What is wrong with you?!?!?

        If your an Apple fan, then why are you even on this site?
        And if “Android has no games” then “iBrick has no value”

      • http://Website John in Brisbane

        Trolling? Cool! I wanna play! Yeah how about what losers those users of other products are.

  • http://www.droidninja.com Neillund

    Not to say this game isn’t a great looking game and smooth as butter etc., but I think they mean when they say “There isn’t any high quality games on android” means there are few in any full featured games like we see on home gaming consoles and stuff. I have had a blast playing this game and I really like the graphics and smoothness. I would however like to see more full featured games like we see on home gaming consoles too lol

  • http://www.inspectionsbybob.com Welmoed

    “Fully free and ad-supported.” The way the writeup here sounds, it’s a full (ad-free) version. But alas, no.

    • http://Website JB

      Funny how people see what they want to see and mistake it for what’s really there., all just for some attention.

  • http://Website michal

    After first level Activity didnt response – wait or force close… waiting didn’t help – HTC Desire

  • http://Website Cristian Silva

    Works perfect on mytouch 4g, i get this game this morning around 3am

  • http://Website Adam

    you say “almost identical”. What’s the difference?

    • Alberto Vildosola

      Mainly the ads that appear on the android version

    • http://Website lolroflqwerty

      I noticed, besides the ads, that some levels are different than the iOS version; some are slightly modified and some are just plain new. I also noticed that the levels are less multi-touch heavy, I’m guessing they had to do this since some phones don’t support it. You can still use multi-touch if your phone does support it, though.

  • http://Website Nithin Jino

    Runs 100% on mytouch 3G slide running cm7.

    Android has tons of high quality games but barely any are on the official android market. Always on 3rd party markets.

  • http://Website Evo owner

    You may have been playing Rope Cut. It was a very good copy, you played as a snake instead of whatever that thing is. I still have it but it was taken off the market.

  • http://Website Daniel

    I don’t understand why devs go with GetJar. I’m grateful for their utility during the J2ME days (even before Symbian!), but their experience with Android is just terrible. When Google, Amazon and others offer a nice, responsive native app with automatic updates, browsing through a website with a cumbersome computer-to-phone process (and they still try to shave a downloadhelper.apk down your throat) is way sub-par. The app’s even free, so it’s certainly not some deal to reduce the 30% cut.

  • http://Website Android twats

    The native iOS version runs better, more smoothly and has been available for decades!
    Android trying to catch up? Android has 10 games, iPhone got millions!

    • http://Website @Alankrut

      Really?!??!?!?! Millions of games!?!?!?
      Oh man, there are going to put XBOX out of business.

      Next time, only comment if you have something positive to say. This is a NO HATE zone.

  • http://Website green

    What’s with the permissions on this? Contact data, location etc. Any reason why?

  • http://Website Wilara23

    I can’t even load the first level. :-(

  • http://Website Pip

    Slowly getting there…. the more the better but it would be nice if Android had these games to begin with.
    I think the entire list quoted above were originally Apple games.

    • http://Website Pip

      Duh! Just read the post again. It was quoting which Apple games were ported. My bad.

  • http://Website Ambushbug

    Doesn’t seem to be any support for the HTC Thunderbolt.

  • http://Website ihatefanboys

    ughhhh more whiners about app permissions. i have not looked at or considered any permissions……for 3 yrs now and ive been fine…..its a silly, paranoid worry, seriously people.

  • http://Website Hans

    Guys mine runs fine.. The contrast is a bit fade maybe its due to htc hardware..i think the galaxy s will have better quality image…overall 5/5

    Nexus one/gingerbread 2.3.4

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