Burn the Rope 3D Review

By , on December 5, 2013
Last modified 10 years, 2 months ago

Burn the Rope 3D
Download on the AppStore
3 out of 5


  • Don't have to worry about tilting your iPhone like a lunatic in public.
  • Puzzles are still interesting and challenging.


  • Essentially the same gameplay, just in a 3D space.
  • Restarts take too long to load.


It's Burn the Rope, only in 3D. That's pretty much the long and short of it. If you take to the finger-controlled camera, you'll probably find some fun here.

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It's time for the one sentence review: Burn the Rope 3D is Burn the Rope in the third dimension.

You're all most likely familiar with the gameplay of either Burn the Rope. You are presented with an image composed of rope, often of varying colour. Touching any spot on the rope and it will start burning. The flame will only stay alight if it travelling either horizontally or vertically, with vertical lengths burning much faster.

The goal is to burn as much of the rope as possible. By burning differently coloured bugs, the flame will take on different hues, allowing you to burn the matchings sections of the ropey creation. The trick is to start your burn in the right place, and tilt your iPhone to keep the fires lit until the very end.

This time around, instead of tilting, you control the ferocity of the flames by moving the camera. The basic mechanics of the 2D versions apply, only this time you're monitoring the progression of fire on a three dimensional object. The change in perspective can make things tricky, as depending on the camera angle, some pieces might be obscured by their rope in the foreground. However, this does make viewing the object, searching for the optimal spot to start the fire a little more exciting than previous games.

Veterans of Burn the Rope may be in two minds about this one. On one hand, it's new Burn the Rope content. But, on the other hand, the third dimension complicates the core gameplay somewhat, and not always in a good way. It's a judgement call, but don't worry if you decide not to partake. You're only burning rope, not bridges.


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