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Play Cut the Rope Now in Your Browser With HTML5

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 16 comments

Cut the Rope is one of those great games that's graced the iPhone and Android for quite a while. Now Cut the Rope has been ported to your modern browser through HTML5.

Microsoft debuted it at its CES keynote on Monday night to help promote its Internet Explorer 9 browser. Our quick testing shows that the game works in other HTML5-capable browsers, but Microsoft has a special deal where seven of the 25 levels are new and exclusive to IE9 users.

Players who want to unlock the IE9 exclusive levels must pin the game to their Windows 7 taskbar.

You can play Cut the Rope at http://www.cuttherope.ie.

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    zanny , January 11, 2012 12:56 PM
    So Microsoft thinks releasing games that are platform specific for IE will attract web developers when they are terrible at standards compliance, exploit web monopolies when they have them, and their browser is slow and exploit vulnerable, AND they are the only closed source browser in the race? (Safari as well, but who uses Safari?)
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    Anonymous , January 11, 2012 1:06 PM
    It's funny that the game won't even run on Chrome. It crashes immediately.
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    cronik93 , January 11, 2012 1:16 PM
    Game played fine for me... on Chrome.
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    TunaSoda , January 11, 2012 1:35 PM
    Because Chrome is horrible? :D 
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    IndignantSkeptic , January 11, 2012 2:06 PM
    I will not support companies who do these exclusivity deals.
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    td854 , January 11, 2012 2:16 PM
    the_clapIt's funny that the game won't even run on Chrome. It crashes immediately.


    Works fine for me and I have about 35 tabs open.
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    alidan , January 11, 2012 2:36 PM
    ZannySo Microsoft thinks releasing games that are platform specific for IE will attract web developers when they are terrible at standards compliance, exploit web monopolies when they have them, and their browser is slow and exploit vulnerable, AND they are the only closed source browser in the race? (Safari as well, but who uses Safari?)


    i now have a paste ghost because of ie9, the worst browser i have on this computer, i hate its interface most of all, ie8ui was better.
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    aaron88_7 , January 11, 2012 2:59 PM
    the_clapIt's funny that the game won't even run on Chrome. It crashes immediately.

    Not sure what you're issue is, but I've never had Chrome crash on me. The game works just fine for me in both Chrome and Firefox.

    Must be the user, not the browser.
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    DSpider , January 11, 2012 3:31 PM
    Just sits there on Firefox 9.0.1 (Linux), at "00%". Works fine in Chromium, tho.
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    freggo , January 11, 2012 4:56 PM
    "IE9 exclusive levels must"

    Micro$oft just does not learn from past experiences.
    You come up with some "IE only' (anti)feature and you are bound to shoot your own foot.
    Remember IE6 and how you wish you could untie it from older Windows systems ?

    Don't you sometimes wish you could go to a M$ Board meeting and slap their Exes in the face so they wake up and LISTEN to the world ?
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    nitrium , January 11, 2012 5:33 PM
    From what little I've seen of Cut the Rope (I despise casual gaming in general, World of Goo excepted), it uses multi-touch - i.e. sometimes you HAVE to simultaneously cut two or more ropes to complete the level. How does this work with a mouse that can only be in one place at a time?
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    DSpider , January 11, 2012 5:46 PM
    nitriumFrom what little I've seen of Cut the Rope (I despise casual gaming in general, World of Goo excepted), it uses multi-touch - i.e. sometimes you HAVE to simultaneously cut two or more ropes to complete the level. How does this work with a mouse that can only be in one place at a time?

    Fewer levels. Simply don't include those. :( 

    Or, you could just zoom in a few times so that it slows down to a crawl. That should give you ample time to swipe multiple ropes (almost) simultaneously. Hahaha. Unless you have an i7 Extreme Edition or something... duh!
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    vjineo , January 12, 2012 10:34 AM
    Game is decent.

    When i hit play, chrome browser was unresponsive for few seconds and recovered after 'shockwave flash' plugin crashed. Was able to proceed and play the game.. weird. Not sure why flash plugin crashed for using html5 based game. And yes, i've latest versions of chrome and flash.

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    alidan , January 12, 2012 10:46 PM
    the ghost of paste past is still there, wow... thats getting a bit annoying.
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    Anonymous , February 21, 2012 9:25 PM
    I don't follow : Cut the rope was one of those tailor-made games to be played on tablets i.e. using your fingers like when eating in Mc Donalds.

    Does anyone actually play this in IE or Chrome on a PC with a mouse and keyboard, like I've seen people play Angry Birds on PCs ? It defeats the purpose really, there are much better games on those devices, just like there are better places to eat than Mc Donalds...
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    ziose , July 24, 2012 9:04 PM
    WORKS ON MAXTHON BROWSER 3