Publisher: Rober Szeleney
Rope n’ Fly 2 has been mentioned before on iPhone Gamer Blog. In fact, it was our 2009, 2nd Best Game of the Year. That’s why I felt it was a good idea to give a little more detail about the game and how crazy fun it is. If you’re not familiar with the gameplay, it goes as follows. You swing from one skyscraper to the next, trying to either get as far as you can without falling or as far as you can in a certain amount of time.
The real reason a game like this is so awesome is because it’s extremely quick to get into. You have 2 or 3 spare minutes? You could potentially play 5 or 6 thirty second Rope N’ Fly games. I love games like this that take just a few seconds to get started but at the same time, give you the ability to quickly see how your all time scores stack up against the rest of the community. That functionality is done via OpenFeint and the relationship is put to very good use.
Other than the 6 or 7 game modes included, you can also win achievements via OpenFeint and try to move yourself up in the world rankings. The replay value of the game is great, especially for those people that want to try and go back and beat a previous score. I tried for hours (many separate playing periods) to swing 1,000 meters in 30 seconds or less. Today my record stands at around 1050 meters. Not near good enough for the top standings but it is something I’m proud of.
Rope n’ Fly 2 added prettier graphics, many more game modes, music, weather and night and day cycles. All of which were welcomed by me as a huge fan of the first Rope n’ Fly. Just because the game is great doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvements. It would be fantastic to be able to download the leaders “ghosts” off of the OpenFeint server and be able to swing “race” against them. That would only increase the competitive nature of the game and prolong the longevity of its replay value. Rope n’ Fly 2 has literally been a mainstay on my iPhone for 3 months and it’s not going anywhere. If you like a quick time waster like Doodle Jump, you will love the smooth, swinging gameplay of Rope N’ Fly 2.
Overall Value for it’s $1.99 price point
Overall Value: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Graphics: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Sound: 0.0 out of 5.0 stars
Controls: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars