App of the Day: Burn the Rope for iPhone

January 30, 2011 — by Simon Ng4



App of the Day: Burn the Rope for iPhone

January 30, 2011 — by Simon Ng4

This is a guest post by Bolo.

Burn The Rope was created by Big Blue Bubble and is a clever new puzzle game that has been very popular with casual gamers in the Appstore. This game packs 80 different levels to satisfy fans of this genre and provides more than enough gameplay. Morevoer, each level will have bronze, silver and gold obtainable medals which adds more replay value for some of you fanatics.

The concept is quite simple, you are presented with a curled-designed piece of rope and must burn as much as you can without the flame going out. The key however, is that you will be using the iPhone accelerometer (aka Tilt-based controls) to burn the rope. Therefore you will be twisting and turning your iPhone in many different directions to keep the fire burning.

As you progress in the game it will become increasingly more difficult. For example, there will be multiple paths for the flames to go. You must correctly decide what you will burn or you will be forced to restart the level when you burn away a path. In addition, you will be introduced to a color challenge and must only burn the rope of the assigned color. There will be colored ants strolling along on the rope and when you burn these poor things the color of the flame will change according to the ant’s color. Something more difficult? There will be colored beetles, spiders and others with the only purpose of making the game insanely difficult.

Graphically this game features a simple design. The background and atmosphere is dark and shadowy and most of the levels feature variations of dark wood patterns. The music is relaxing and the sound effects are what you should expect from burning rope.

This game did become alittle repetitive over a few levels. Also turning and twisting your iPhone for a few minutes can actually become tiring. However, the tilt-based controls are extremely responsive and very fun for the first few minutes. The medals (gold, silver, bronze) adds a lot of replay value and provides addictive gameplay for fans of the puzzle genre. For only $0.99 I can’t complain and there are currently over 4000 four-star reviews in the App Store, so get it while it’s hot!

This is a guest post by Bolo. Bolo was converted to Apple after becoming hooked on Bolo. Since then he has seen Apple through its ups and downs and has never once wavered in his love for the Mac, Steve Jobs and the iOS devices.

Simon Ng

Founder, developer and chief blogger of

  • burn the rope is a Pyromaniac’s Puzzler game for pocket gamers and yes simon very well said it is worth buying!! nice share

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