Burn the Rope Worlds ($0.99) by Big Blue Bubble is an arcade game which has various shapes and patterns made by ropes that need to be burned away before the flame goes out.
Once presented with a rope world, tap the rope at any point to set it on fire. You’re going to be rotating your iDevice a lot in this one. The rope will only keep burning upward so you need to keep at least one piece of rope above a flame or it goes out.
Each rope world has bronze, silver and gold achievements available which are awarded depending on how much of the rope you’re able to burn off. You need to achieve at least bronze to unlock the next level.
With four different themes and 25 levels per theme, you have over 100 rope worlds to keep you going. However, there’s more to challenge you than that.
Some of the ropes are different colors and can only be burned by a flame of that same color. There are various bugs walking along the ropes, to change your flame’s color make sure you burn through a bug which has the color you need. The bugs can do even more than that, though.
There are also fire bugs, electric bugs, spiders and water bugs. Respectively, their functions are to cause a large explosion (destroying a lot of rope and creating more flames), electrify a partner bug which starts another flame, form a silk bridge to skip your flame from one rope to another and finally to extinguish a flame altogether.
As if that wasn’t enough, you also have access to an Endless Burn mode. This is essentially a game of Snake except you start off as a single flame, a mere ember even, and the more bugs you eat, the longer you grow.
This app is a lot of fun and at times very challenging especially when trying to get all the achievements which greatly add to replayability. I have no reservations in recommending it.