AppDictions App Review
These days, some of the biggest hits in the application market are arcade-style games featuring some random subjects – animals, food and now, clothes.
Open Name Ltd is out with their new offering, Cut the Buttons. This arcade game is everything a standard hit is: engaging, exciting, impeccably constructed. Plus it has the remarkable combination of an intriguing concept and irresistible game play.
Do not jump to conclusions at the subject; this is not at all a fashion game. It focuses on the most basic aspect of clothes making – cutting. Buttons will appear on screen and the player’s job is to use the scissors to slash at it. It kind of reminds one of Fruit Ninja and its predecessors, the game play is very similar to these types of games. The use of the pair of scissors puts a cool twist though; innovative enough to transform it in a whole other experience. It presents a different sort of challenge; navigating with the scissors is a step more difficult than simply slashing the screen after all.
Like most successful games, the game play is very simple despite the game going endlessly on. It struck up a nice balance between innovation and the tried-and-tested, between creativity and straight-forwardness. Choose between two modes Classic and Arcade, and then start the fun.
The graphics of Cut the Buttons is excellent – nothing negative about it whatsoever. It is wonderfully rendered and vibrant, but not so busy that it distracts from playing the game. Maneuvering within the game is smooth and hitch-free – very important in this kind of game.
Cut the Buttons may be used on the iPhone and iPod Touch, but it is best played on the wider screen of the iPad. Aside from being able to enjoy the graphics much more, it is easier to use the bigger version of the scissors.
Over 3.000.000 downloads
TOP-1 in 48 countries
TOP-5 in 82 countries
A snip here, a cut there: avoid the bolts and please beware! Now make a trim, its time to start, make sure to keep your scissors sharp!
“Beautiful . . . the innovative gameplay of Cut the Buttons raises games for iOS to a completely new level.” – iphone4c.com, China
“The game which will be at the top list of games for iOS in 2012.” – iphonedevar.com, Saudi Arabia
“I dare to say that in App Store there wasn’t anything like this before.” – appgefahren.de, Germany
“An exciting hit in the App Store that successfully uses the full potential of multi-touch screens. This application can be put together with such “titans of casual games” as Cut the Rope and Fruit Ninja.” – mobi.ru, Russia
“Who said you can no longer make anything new? Surely it wasn’t the producer of the Cut the Buttons game.” – iphonesoft.fr, France
- unique gameplay concept
- unique graphics
- unique sound effects
- Retina display support
How To Play
Pick up the scissors with two fingers. Be careful. Don’t cut yourself. Cut off the game launch button by moving the scissor blades just like you would with real scissors. If you happen to be a left-handed player, you can configure the direction of the scissors within the settings menu.
The scissors are highly maneuverable. You can use them to control the direction at which the buttons fall after being cut. You can also move the cup with the hand that is not controlling the scissors.
CLASSIC. The game lasts until you miss three scraps of material with buttons left on them. Upon catching 100 buttons in the cup, you can either receive additional points or recover a previously lost button.
ARCADE. Cut off as many buttons as you can in the allotted time and do your best to drop them in the cup.
ATTENTION! Don’t cut buttons held down by bolts. Only cut buttons tied down with thread.
ATTENTION! Don’t press on the display. Your hand can become tired because of excessive pressure. The fingers have to slide on the display.
Tips & Tricks
- You can hit the buttons in the main menu with a finger.
- Aim to cut off more than three buttons in a single cutting movement to maximize the amount of points you gain.
- Reduce the quantity of hand movements. Try to cut more than one button in a single cutting movement.
Cut, cut, cut.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later
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