Developer: Pumppy
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.2
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★★☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★½
Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

As an adult (in theory at least), I’m not convinced I’m meant to find Paper Fun: Cut, Paste, Create! as much fun as I did. It’s a papercrafting game that gives people the opportunity to create various pictures out of virtual paper, glue, and scissors without having to worry about cleaning up the mess later. It’s pretty soothing, too.

paperfun5Admittedly, Paper Fun: Cut, Paste, Create! is very much focused on being attractive to kids. The layout and general interface is simple yet colorful throughout. It makes it easy to know where to go with quests and a free style mode providing the focus. The former provides the main focus offering guided exercises and some helpful tutorials that explain all.

Cutting out shapes is relatively easy, although not always entirely fruitful. It’s simply a matter of selecting the scissors then dragging a finger around a piece of card in order to create the desired shape. How well this turns out mostly depends on one’s dexterity. Fortunately, Paper Fun: Cut, Paste, Create! is quite forgiving and, to an extent, results simply look personal rather than an utter mess.

It’s possible to use advanced techniques such as creating symmetrical shapes by folding the paper once, or creating even more intricate shapes through multiple folds, which the game is keen to explain reasonably simply. Much of the fun stems from just experimenting though with the free style mode, which is just as entertaining as the quests. Inspiration comes easily too, courtesy of a button that creates a random suggestion any time the user wants a new idea.

paperfun2Completing quests earns the player coins depending on how well they create the item. These coins can then be used to buy new patterned papers or even speech bubbles, amongst other things, thereby adding to the creative options available.

Consistently genuinely fun, Paper Fun: Cut, Paste, Create! has a lot going for it. It saves on space, mess, and material costs, but it’s also just a fun change from the typical ways in which to create. Well priced and with no in-app purchases in sight, it’s easy to recommend this game to kids and kids at heart.


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