Fruit Ninja is a quick and fun game suited for all ages (not if you think slicing fruit is violent behavior). The producer, Halfbrick, released this app for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and in the Ovi store. So whatever your smartphone may be, you can have some slicing fun. But first, let’s have a look at how the game works and how the slicing happens.
Basically, the aim of the game is to swipe your finger on the screen, hitting as many fruits as possible. All the fruits are thrown around so slicing them may be difficult in large numbers. To make things more interesting, Slicing multiple fruits at once brings a bonus and slicing bombs brings a penalty.
The score reflects the number of fruits sliced, but can be increased with multiple bonuses
There are a total of 3 game modes: Classic, Zen and Arcade.
The Classic mode only allows you to miss 3 fruits. Slicing a bomb will also end the game.
In Zen mode you get 90 seconds to slice everything you see. There are no bombs to piss you off so to get a high score try to slice more fruit at once (to receive a bonus).
Arcade mode gives you only 60 seconds. There are also bombs, but instead of ending the game for slicing them you get a penalty of 10 points. Another great gameplay element is triggered by special bananas that fly around and that bring goodies for a short time. Thus, you can enter a Frenzy, Double Points and Freeze modes (or any combination). Frenzy means that countless fruits start pouring down, Double Points is pretty self explanatory and Freeze slows everything down so you can concentrate better and never miss anything.
All the fruits and bombs are rendered in 3D and spin around smoothly, though the slicing always creates the same 2 pieces no matter how you make the cut.
In order to make the game more enjoyable and give another incentive to keep playing, the producers added Sensei’s swag, a settings screen where you can choose between different blades (color and effect of the trailing) and backgrounds. The catch is that in order to obtain access to those you need to complete different tasks such as “Slice 3 pineapples in a row in classic mode”.
Overall this game is awesome, fun and addictive. However, to get a good idea you might want to try out the free version of the game, Fruit Ninja Free which is ad supported.
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If there is something we missed out or you wish to find other resources for this application, be sure to check the following links:
- Arcade Mode trailer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROag7hqCc18
- Official app page – http://www.fruitninja.com/
- Slide to play review