Jun 16 AT 11:23 AM Anthony Domanico 34 Comments

Burn the Rope makes its way to Android

Big Blue Bubble (try saying that five times fast) has launched the Android version of their popular Burn the Rope application today. Burn the Rope is one of the top games on iOS, and with good reason; once you pick up this addictive platform puzzler, you’ll be hard pressed to put it down.

Burn the Rope is a free application (with an in-app premium option we assume ditches the ads) that features an impressive 112 levels at launch, with a promise from Big Blue Bubble that more are on the way soon. The included levels are both fun and challenging, and there’s also a user-submitted level of the day in case you finish the included levels before the new ones arrive.

Time will tell whether Burn the Rope is good enough to become one of the top casual games for Android, but the potential is certainly there. After spending 15 minutes with the game, I’m already feeling the urge to go back for more.

Burn the Rope is available on the Android Market for most Android 1.6+ devices. We did notice this application is not available on the Motorola Xoom tablet (and possibly other Honeycomb tablets) and could not be found on HTC’s Thunderbolt. ┬áIf you notice other devices, be sure to update us by leaving a comment below. If Burn the Rope does work on your device, let us know what you think of it in the comments.


Via: Android Guys

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  • http://Website Kid English

    It wasn’t showing on my desire, but then I spelt rope correctly and it came straight up. – Bloody swype

    • http://www.bewareofraj.com Raj

      Swype is silly. Try SwiftKey, I’m loving it more than Swype!

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      soooooooooooo…what did swype autocorrect it to?

      hopefully not “burn the pope” lol

  • http://Website Mike

    Found it on my Thunderbolt. I am running the latest CM7 build though so not sure if that’s why.

  • http://Website Daniel

    I have to say, the requested permission set sure sounds fishy. Why would it need to intercept, read, edit AND send SMS?

    • http://Website @neidlinger

      Please re-read the description of the game. The developer laid it out in black and white.

      It’s for in game purchases. It needs those permissions for that.

      • M

        hmm, that’s not the normal in-application permission. com.android.vending.BILLING is the normal one.

      • http://Website Daniel

        By “laid it out in black and white” you mean they rushed to add a single line AFTER the numerous complaints, right? It wasn’t there when I wrote that comment. Plus it explains sending and intercepting SMS, but there’s no clear reason for reading or editing.

  • http://Website Meister_Li

    Not available on my Asus Eee Pad Transformer HC 3.1 but it works and installs fine on my Xperia Play 2.3.3

  • Uncemister

    Yeah, this is super addicting lol!

  • http://Website GeauxLSU

    Can’t move to SD Card on my Droid

  • http://Website Darkseider

    Can’t find it on my G2X running 2.3.3 leak rooted. Went to market.android.com and tried to push it and it shows that the G2X and my Transformer are NOT supported yet the description clearly states Android 1.6 and up. Looks like something is definitely amiss.

  • http://Website Stang68

    No luck on the Charge.

    • http://Website Bill the Cat

      Confirmed not working on the Droid Charge.

  • http://Website avrillapete

    Not seeing it on my SGS4G either. Oh well.

  • http://Website Ms. Mae

    Requires access to SMS edited, read and sent. Also requires them to have access to SEND SMS? No thank you.

  • http://Website Dan

    This app is incompatible with all of your devices.

    Verizon HTC ADR6400L (Thunderbolt stock)

    This item is not compatible with your device.


    This item is not compatible with your device.

  • http://Website Rpatton

    works on my stock thunderbolt found it just fine in the market

  • bridetobe91

    This game works on my MyTouch 4g phone! :)

    • http://Website JoeCosmo

      Mine too. Just wish the phone had a better battery life. :(

  • http://haakuturi.com Nik

    Not visible on android market for my Acer tablet, but is on my htc Desire.

  • http://Website kalem

    Not visible to my nexus one CM 7 …

  • fatspirit

    Fun enough, but not for the whole family – there’s no personal profiles. And hardware back button is treated as the exit button – that’s annoying.

  • fatspirit

    HTC Desire with Ginger Villain (2.3.4)

  • http://Website sicRage

    works fine on tbolt

  • http://bartinger.at Bartinger

    Why does this game need these permissions:
    sending,reading,receiving and editing SMS ????

  • http://Website Cuge Hock

    The native version on iOS is far superior and we got it a few month earlier.
    Android is slowly catching up to the boss and market leader.


    works on my sensation, but not my xoom..

  • http://Website Kai

    I have no issue with in app purchases (although I wish there was a rule that market listings had to display if an app uses in app purchasing, and what those purchases are for as well as the cost – I’m sick of seeing “FREE” apps that are almost useless without spending a fortune on in-app purcahses), but using an in-app purchase system that needs to send & read my smses means that this is a no-go for me.
    Shame – the game looked interesting.

  • http://Website Nishant

    Does not work with HTC Desire MIUI ROM

  • http://Website ihatefanboys

    im sooo glad i dont worry about germs, terrorism, bedbugs, 2012, or app permissions. i lead a quiet blissful life, enjoying my apps, not worrying that “someone” “somewhere” “may” look at my personal messages detailing my boring, paranoid, useless lives. omg god forbid….

    You people need to start living your lives and stop worrying what everyone else may or may not do to u….none of us are that interesting, even tho mommy tells you different….its a hard adjustment, i know….you’ll get over it, or put a gun in your mouth someday…its not outside the realm of possibilities.

    i have never , ever, since day 5 with my G1 looked at or became worried about why an app needs a particular permission because its stupid to be worried. The dev is not some nefarious criminal looking to get in your undies, or break into your house (see above “none of us are that interesting” comment above) in fact if some poor crimnal were to read your personal sms messages, theyd be the one putting a gun in their mouths, just to escape the pure stupidity the 20sumthing generation radiates daily……cell phone radiation ?? im not worried about that, im worried about stupid radiation, catching the stupid germ…..scary

    so my point is, its moronic, and stupid to worry about app permissions….if youre that worried you should pull a “john connor” and go off the grid, no cell phone, no gps, no facebook,and dont go outside because of all the cameras……cuz there are better ways for someone to get your personal info then slipping in a dubious permission in a smartphone app….think about it logically.


  • http://Website Joe

    Works 100% on TF101. A few minor freezes that I attribute to Honeycomb, but whatever. It’s addicting as hell.

  • http://Website Lekhter

    Not initializing on Samsung Galaxy S. Force closes shortly after execution.

  • mell

    this android version was made in collaboration with AMA. see here http://www.facebook.com/AMAmobile