Djinnworks’ Rope ‘n’ Fly 3 is a popular physics-based action sidescroller for the iOS. Rope ‘n’ Fly 3 throws the gamer right into the fun with a simple premise: Swing across the map, using the tap and tilt controls to propel the ragdoll character’s rope from building to building. It’s a little like a Spiderman-style experience in the palm of your hand, albeit with a sidescrolling view. To keep things fast-paced, game modes are focused toward speed, with Time modes (30 s, 60 s), limited number of ropes, or distances in lowest times (500 m, 2000 m, etc). Further adding to the gameplay is the tilt-sensitive controls, where tiling can help aid in swinging the character back and forth. Finally, there is also a sweet Free mode where gamers can continue swinging with no limit, unless they happen to miss a swinging jump and send their character to an untimely death. I found the gameplay to be quite entertaining; it’s fairly easy to initially get the hang of, but actually mastering the art of perfectly-timed swings is another story. Also featured are airplanes, balloons and obstacles that may help or hinder the ragdoll character as he swings along.
At first glance, Rope ‘N’ Fly 3 is fairly unimpressive, graphically. Released back in 2011, it’s done very well in popularity through the iTunes store, but the visuals don’t feel very up-to-date like many modern apps. Everything is sharp graphically and there is a nice dynamic Day/Night theme, but the overall feel is rather dated. Still, as I found out, it certainly doesn’t seem to detract from the gameplay too much. Rather, the ragdoll animations and overall theme seems to grow on you after a few rounds of Rope ‘n’ Fly 3.
Users will quickly notice the plethora of in-game app purchases available through Rope ‘n’ Fly 3. Purchase new game characters, different ropes and more through the in-app store. Most purchases are set right at $0.99, although a few are considerably higher. The base game includes one main character and a few ropes to use, along with multiple game modes and difficulty settings.
Overall, Rope’n'Fly 3 is a fairly impressive game. It may not appear to be the most graphically impressive, but it certainly makes up for this with the insanely addicting gameplay. At $0.99, it’s an affordable app, although the in-app purchases can be a bit over-the-top at times. I’d like to see a few more customizable options that do not require in-app purchases to be included with the base game. Other than that, Rope’n'Fly 3 is a solid physics-based stunt game for the iOS from developer Djinnwork’s.