Zeptolab's gaming portfolio looks a little one-dimensional. After Cut the Rope, Cut the Rope HD, Cut the Rope 2, Cut the Rope: Experiments, and Cut the Rope: Time Travel, the developer only has two games in its Android portfolio that don't feature that tiny green monster. In the latest update, said monster gets considerably less green. Cut the Rope: Magic is now available in the Play Store for Android devices running 4.0 or later, and it has the now-standard $.99-99.99 in-app purchases.

The hook in the latest iteration of Cut the Rope is that franchise mascot Om Nom transforms into different critters, Mario-style, to enable new level designs and game mechanics. The standard green thing, a bird, a fish, a mouse, a ghost, and a dinosaur all move in different ways around the stages, relying on different obstacles and motivations to progress. The series' standard physics and logic-based core is intact, so those who fell in love with the previous installments won't feel too out of their depth.


Cut the Rope: Magic is free on Android despite costing a little over a dollar on iOS, which might explain why it has both in-app purchases for level hints and advertisements for currency - at the moment it's promoting Kung Fu Panda. That said, both of them are easy enough to ignore, especially if you're familiar with the cut-and-swing gameplay. It includes 100 levels at launch.

Developer: ZeptoLab
Price: Free+