Dec 20th, 2012

You may remember ZeptoLab from the work they did on the smash-hit Android/iOS game, Cut the Rope. No doubt one of yours and your kids’ favorite Android games, Cut the Rope went on to release on just about every platform imaginable.

The boys at ZeptoLab are looking to strike gold once again, this time with a brand new title dubbed Pudding Monsters that’s fresh off the Google Play Store. Pudding Monsters takes all the personality of Cut the Rope and combines it with beautifully well animated HD visuals and of course, ZeptoLab’s brain bending puzzles that are sure to rack your brain.

The game plays similar Quell, having you slide blobs of pudding(?) into one another in order to complete levels. A 3-star achievement system similar to Angry Birds gives players the incentive to complete levels to perfection. There’s a cute story mixed into Pudding Monsters as well. It involves pudding blobs that need to grow large enough to overthrow their overweight “fridge owner” before they all meet an untimely end in his belly. While the blobs don’t exactly speak the queen’s English, their gibberish is translated to the user by the use of animated speak bubbles. Levels progress as the blobs get bigger and bigger, eventually escaping the confines of their home, and into the city outside. Cute, fun and just a little bit diabolical.

There are 75 levels in all, with more promised to come future updates. I had a chance to play around with the game for a few minutes and the only downside I could find was the use of an aggressive ad network. You’ll not only see banner ads along the bottom of the game, but you’re also “forced” to sit through 30 second ads from time to time, just to reach the next level. Will I whine and give the game a 1-star rating in the Google Play store? Not a chance. I understand a game with this amount of polish doesn’t come without long hard hours of work put into it, and I see no problem with compensating developers for their work.

For those that can’t get past the ads (I’ll admit, they are super annoying), you can easily unlock the ad-free version of the game via an in-app purchase of $1. That’s a dollar well spent. You can download Pudding Monsters for free right now from the Google Play Store.

[Pudding Monsters on Google Play]