Game Review: Burn the Rope


30, 2011

Burn the Rope is a popular game title that utilizes your accelerometer in a unique way.

Overall Score: 4/5

If the lasting value was better, this would be a must buy!

Gameplay: 5/5

In this game, you light a rope on fire, and then tilt your phone to make sure the rope is burning up, since fire can’t burn down! This is a surprisingly fun concept since the game mixes in new elements like ropes that can only be burnt with a colored fire, and ants that change your fire into that color. There’s even more variation with different bugs that can shoot spider webs across sections of the map, and more. Even though you can play the game without thinking, if you want to receive a gold medal, you truly have to think and plan out your moves. Burn the Rope is a really cool and unique phone game!

Presentation: 5/5

The visuals in the game are great and polished, but the game truly comes alive with the music and sound effects. The music isn’t anything like a Hollywood soundtrack, but it’s fun and amusing. The sound effects are even more humorous, since the bugs on the ropes randomly make the weirdest sounds! The game also resumes pretty fast even though it’s not Mango enabled yet.

Lasting Value: 3/5

Completing the campaign will only take about an hour and a half, which isn’t that long for an Xbox Live title. You can replay levels to try and get gold stars on them, but it would be better if the game lasted longer!


Title: Burn the Rope
Price: $2.99
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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