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CNET Editors' review
Disclosure up front: we've played and been addicted to Fruit Ninja for a couple of years now! The goal of Fruit Ninja sounds weird: you get a bunch of fruit tossed up on the screen and you have to slice each one in half with a swipe of your finger (which represents a blade). Miss three fruits and you die. Slice a bomb instead of a fruit, and you die. Successfully slice enough fruit and you get one mistake wiped off your record. Very simple. And fiendishly addictive fun.
Fruit Ninja installs quickly. The paid app is very reasonable at 99 cents for the amount of time you'll get out of this game. The interface lets you choose several modes, from arcade to timed to a more casual version. Get points and cash them in for better knives and backgrounds, although there's not really that much difference to them other than bragging rights. The graphics are cute and the sound effects are interesting and add to the experience.
Although you might think the premise of the game doesn't sound so addictive, one try at Fruit Ninja will convince you otherwise. A quick time-waster when you have a minute or two or a prolonged record-setting session are equally enjoyable. Fruit Ninja is one of the more popular apps on iDevices, with more than 10 million copies sold, and it won't take you long to figure out why once you play.
From Halfbrick Studios:
NOW WITH GAME CENTER MULTIPLAYER! -- OVER SIX MILLION FRUIT NINJA COPIES SOLD! A huge thanks to everyone out there, you have made this great game even greater because of your amazing support! #1 Paid App in Germany, Norway, Czech Republic, Russia, Israel, Taiwan and Macau! #2 Paid App in USA, Canada, Australia, France, New Zealand, Italy, China, UK, Sweden and more! A huge thanks to all our fans for supporting the game, proving that ninjas hate fruit all over the world!Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game enjoyed by millions of players around the world, with squishy, splatty and satisfying fruit carnage! Become the ultimate bringer of sweet, tasty destruction with every slash.****"It's simple, fun and best of all challenging." - Touch Arcade Review"Fruit Ninja is fun, fun, fun. Its an instant pleasure." IGN review"The low price makes the game more than worth it." - TUAW Review"Fruit Ninja is the sort of game that has come to typify the rising dominance of quick, simple and most of all additively fun gameplay." - AppSpy Review"You'll know it's fun, and you'll know you want to keep playing." - Slide to Play Review"Fruit Ninja epitomizes all things a great iPhone game needs." - Resumeplay Review"The game oozes style and polish." - AppAdvice Review"My God this game is great. Best iPhone game in a while." - User review."Just spent 15 minutes on the crapper in my office complex playing this little gem of a game. Productivity -1" - Touch Arcade comment****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 features Classic, Zen and the amazing new Arcade mode, along with online multiplayer for Game Center-enabled devices! It also has awesome global leaderboards and achievements to unlock!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!
What's new in this version: This minor update fixes the crash issue some players were having, as well as some other slight bugs. Happy slicing!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 ... See all new features
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"Most played game"
Version: Fruit Ninja 1.6
i got all 30 achievments! You keep wanna playing, even though u unlocked everything
None so far :)
most played game, awesomeeee.
"Nice little game"
Version: Fruit Ninja 1.6
Fun to play
fun factor runs out fast
Nice little game.
Version: Fruit Ninja 1.5
but after 30 min it's becoming boring
"Cool game for iPhone"
Version: Fruit Ninja 1.4
monotony, I don't like the sound
Good game for a killing free time
Version: Fruit Ninja 1.4
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