Fruit Ninja – Review

On July 16, 2010

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Fruit Ninja – Review

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By: Halfbrick

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Date Released: 2010-04-27


Price: 0.00

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Ninja—the ancient Asian assassin skilled in the way of using the sword

Fruit—A tasty and health food.

Put them together and what do you get? Fruit Ninja! The idea is incredibly simple—using your ninja skills slice fruit that is in the air.   You slice the fruit by swiping your finger accross the screen.  There are 2 modes of play—zen, and classic.

In zen mode, you play against a clock to see how much to see how much fruit you can slice in 90 seconds. In classic mode, there isn’t a timer, but need to watch out for bombs and prickly fruit. Missing 3 pieces of fruit ends the game as well.

From game play, to selecting items, and navigating menus; the metaphor of ‘slicing’ is used.   The ‘environment’ of the game ties together nicely—the music has a bit of an Asian bend with some relaxing ‘birds’ and chirping sounds in the background. There are a variety of blades and backgrounds that can be earned (and then selected) by accomplishing certain tasks. For example, slice 40 bananas and get the ‘disco’ blade.  At the end of each game is a cute little ‘fruit fact’ which does help to ‘enlighten’ your inner ninja.

The game will definitely not get your heart pounding nor will it make you scream “I need to play it now!”, but fruit Ninja is a light hearted fun filled game for the casual gamer.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Probably--it's fun

Learning Curve:Very little, we all know how to swipe our fingers

Who Is It For:Casual gamers; serious gamers will find it too simple

What I Like:The whole ninja thing is fun

What I Don't Like:A little more variety in what you had to do would be fun--maybe a mingame somewhere? Or an in-game powerup?

Final Statement:It fun, it's light hearty, and possibly healthy for you--how could you not enjoy it?

Read the Developer's Notes:
Ninjas hate fruit!

Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game shooting up the worldwide sales charts with squishy, splatty and satisfying fruit carnage! Become the ultimate bringer of sweet, tasty destruction with every slash.

Swipe your finger across the screen to deliciously slash and splatter fruit like a true ninja warrior. Be careful of bombs – they are explosive to touch and will put a swift end to your juicy adventure!

Fruit Ninja also uses OpenFeint, so players can unlock achievements and shoot for the top of the global leaderboards while racking up OpenFeint points.

Your success will also please the wise ninja Sensei, who will accompany your journey with wise words and fun fruit facts.

Fruit Ninja is the messiest and most satisfying fruit game ever!

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