Fruit Ninja is a game available for mobile devices and Windows 8 OS developed by Halfbrick, in which users will have to slice as much fruit as they can in order to achieve the highest possible score. This app may seem simple at first, but you will find several game modes as well as different powerups to make it challenging.
This deliciously addictive app doesn’t offer a complex storyline or different worlds; instead, it will give you hours and hours of fun slicing a tasty fruit salad. Your slicing and dicing will not be pointless, as you can get different awards by playing in different game modes, along with the challenge of being on top of the leaderboard.
Wax on, Wax off
To be a true Fruit Ninja, you will first need to know the gameplay mechanics. You control your blade via the touch pad, and different fruit will be thrown from the bottom of the screen. You will have to slice them, trying to group several fruit of the same kind simultaneously. For instance, you’ll get more points if you destroy three watermelons with the same slice than destroying five different types of fruit. If you think that the fruit are overwhelming at certain points, feel free to draw extra katanas by using more than one finger simultaneously. The game will end if you miss three fruit or you if slash one of the bombs that are occasionally thrown. But don´t worry; every hundred points you will get an extra life. Note that extra lives cannot overcome bombs; when you hit one, its game over.
The game will end if you miss three fruit or you slash one of the bombs that are occasionally thrown.
In addition to the main classic mode, you will be able to play in two other modes in Fruit Ninja. Zen mode allows you to reach high scores without being worried about annoying bombs. You will have a limited amount of time to obtain the highest score. There are several bonuses to help you in this task, such as special bananas that have different effects. Double Points will double your score for a brief time, Frenzy will make loads of fruits to come from both sides of the screen, allowing you to perform huge combos, and Freeze slows down time, making it easier to dodge unwanted fruit in order to slice what you want. There are also other bonuses, like pomegranates that can be sliced several times to get more points. Arcade mode is pretty similar, where you have sixty seconds to play, but you have to avoid purple bombs, since they will lower your score by ten points and destroy all the fruit onscreen.
By playing these game modes you will earn starfruit, which allows you to buy items at the in-game shop called Gutsu’s Cart. You can purchase three different items. Berry Blast makes all sliced strawberries explode, giving you extra points. Peachy Time will give you two extra seconds for every sliced peach. Bomb Deflect will save you if you accidentally slice a bomb. You can get starfruit at the end of every game or by slicing starfruit.
To make things more interesting, you will have the chance to unlock new blades with great visual effects, like a pixel blade which leaves a trail of blue pixels when you slice, or a dark blade engulfed in shadows. You can do this by finishing challenges. You will have to fulfill specific challenges to unlock these blades or add new backgrounds, like a fierce jade dragon, a giant wave or the Chinese zodiac.
Fruit Ninja Lite 1.0 Features
Here are some unique features of Fruit Ninja:
- Loads of different fruit for you to slice, including the semi-rare starfruit and the ultra-rare dragon fruit
- Three game modes: Classic, Arcade and Zen
- Multiplayer mode available: defeat other ninjas by beating their score
- Different bonuses will help you to climb up the leaderboard
- Unlocked achievements will give you extra blades and new backgrounds
If you are interested in Fruit Ninja and you need more information before you download it, check the developer’s official website.
These are the minimum system requirements to download and install this app:
- Operating System: Android 2.1 or higher
- Processor: 600 MHz or above
- Hard Disk: 20 MB free space available