Fruit Ninja HD is a faithful iPad adaptation of the popular iPhone and iPod Touch game of the same name. This HD version adds same-device multiplayer and sharper graphics to the original's unique gameplay.
The interface hasn't changed, but the game's goofy and addictive premise--slashing through fast-flying fruit with swiping strokes of a virtual sword--works especially well on the iPad's bigger screen. You can even "go Wolverine" with up to eight-finger multitouch.
The game gives you several options for solo and multiplayer: In single-player, you can play Classic (the game ends when you hit a bomb or miss three fruits), Arcade (a 1-minute time limit with game-changing power-ups), or Zen (a pacifist mode with no bombs and a 90-second limit). In multiplayer, you can play in one of two split-screen, head-to-head modes (a time-limited Zen duel, or Classic with deployable bombs, both of which require a steady surface to play on), or you can compete in full-screen multiplayer mode via Game Center with a friend or a random matchup (as you try to slice your own fruit while avoiding your opponent's).
The many different modes provide nice twists on the high-scoring, combo-hunting core game, and in all modes you can earn achievements and work toward unlocking new swords and backgrounds in your "dojo."
If you already have Fruit Ninja, Fruit Ninja HD might not be worth the extra cost. That said, the game looks great on the iPad, and the multiplayer options make perfect use of the more spacious screen.
From Halfbrick Studios:
The worldwide smash hit iPhone game Fruit Ninja has now arrived for the iPad, featuring glorious HD graphics and incredible unique content not to be found on any other platform!*******"On the iPads big screen, this game will give you more of a jolt than Angry Birds." -- NY Times"The game supports slashing with up to eight fingers at a time. Thats a lot of potential for fruit carnage, and it works great." -- Macworld"Fruit Ninja has become nothing less than a phenomenon, and this HD version does it justice." -- Slide to Play"Fruit Ninja HD is a MUST HAVE game on the iPad!" -- Pocket Insider*******Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game with squishy, splatty and satisfying fruit carnage! Become the ultimate bringer of sweet, tasty destruction with every slash.Swipe up to EIGHT fingers across the screen to deliciously slash fruit like a true ninja warrior, taking in all of the crisp detailed effects which have been radically improved from the iPhone version. With two games modes in single player and worldwide leaderboards using Game Center, the addictive gameplay will keep you coming back for even higher scores.MULTIPLAYER has now arrived on Fruit Ninja HD! Two players can play head-to-head in unique gameplay modes Classic Attack and Zen Duel. It's always fast, frantic and hilarious action with two players battling to achieve sweet sweet victory!Finally, Fruit Ninja HD will enjoy the same level of continuous support with free content updates as the iPhone game. New gameplay modes, new items to unlock in the Dojo and even more secret surprises will be added in future!Experience everything that Fruit Ninja players have been raving about for months in its finest form. Fruit Ninja HD is the juiciest, most intuitive action game on iPad!
What's new in this version:
The pomegranate blasts its way into Classic and Arcade mode in this juicy new update! Slice it as many times as possible before it bursts apart, clearing away bombs and destroying all the other fruit around it! The pomegranate breathes new life into classic mode, allowing you to get even higher scores. In Arcade mode it is a great last chance to grab those critical extra points and beat your best!Not content with just adding the amazing new pomegranate, we have also added a new relaxing musical ...
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The pomegranate blasts its way into Classic and Arcade mode in this juicy new update! Slice it as many times as possible before it bursts apart, clearing away bombs and destroying all the other fruit around it! The pomegranate breathes new life into classic mode, allowing you to get even higher scores. In Arcade mode it is a great last chance to grab those critical extra points and beat your best!Not content with just adding the amazing new pomegranate, we have also added a new relaxing musical score for the Dojo.Plus, your friends all time best scores can now be viewed in the results screen, so you can easily check out which of your friends is the greatest ninja of all!And last but not least, we have made some tweaks to Arcade mode which now has even more opportunities to combo and blitz your way to staggering high scores!Stay Juicy!The Halfbrick Team.