Now here's a game that takes advantage of the iPhone and iPad's multitouch screens to create something truly unique. In Cut the Buttons, your goal is to control a pair of scissors with two fingers, like you would in real life, and cut the buttons off pieces of fabric that come flying by. I swear it's not as easy as it sounds!
Removing the buttons is not your only goal in Cut the Buttons for iPhone or Cut the Buttons HD for iPad; you must also collect them in the the cup at the bottom of the screen by controlling it with your other hand while simultaneously cutting as many buttons as you can. Once you miss 3 buttons, the game is over.
But that's not all! Some buttons are bolted down and must be avoided. You wouldn't want to dull your scissors, would you? Accidentally attempting to cut the bolts results in loss of points.
I was instantly drawn to Cut the Buttons because of it's beautiful graphics and bright, vivid colors. But the creators at Open Name put more than just looks into the design of this game. For example, I quickly discovered that the best approach wasn't to cut each button individually by fully closing the scissors. Just as with real scissors, if you have motion behind your scissors, you only need to slightly close them to make a successful cut. This is a great technique for cutting many buttons at once.
Cut the Buttons also has a multiplayer mode where you pair up with a friend to grab a second pair of scissors and hopefully double your button-cutting experience. It's all the thrill of running with scissors without any of the danger or the mess, Cut the Buttons for iPhone and iPad is unique, challenging, and most importantly, fun.
Cut the Buttons HD is well worth the $1.99 sticker price. I have not played the iPhone version, yet, and can't imagine it being as fun with the smaller screen, but it's currently on sale for the price of free, so it's definitely worth trying it out as well!