[App Review] Fruit Ninja

Aug 28, 2010 by

Fruit Ninja by Halfbrick Studios is a nice simple game with a lovely concept available on the Apple App Store for $0.99.

What was my first impression? “OMG SUPA AWESUM GAMEZ!!!” It looked a really fun game. The way everything was set up was very interactive making me want to see what’s in store. Although, some things are kind of MEAN, such as the bomb. 

Description

OVER ONE 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 shooting up the worldwide sales charts with squishy, splatty and satisfying fruit carnage! Become the ultimate bringer of sweet, tasty destruction with every slash.

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“It’s simple, fun and best of all challenging.” – Touch Arcade Review

“Fruit Ninja is fun, fun, fun. It’s 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

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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!

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

This game to me was REALLY fun and addicting. I’d sometimes find myself at 1 in the morning still playing this. Maybe it’s the want to get all the achievements or maybe I just like cutting fruit up. The game is a customizable as in you can change the background and the line that follows your sword. Customization to me is very important so of course, I would very much like this game. I also find the graphics beautiful, not realistic but stunning. The fruits look delicious and makes me want to go and eat a fruit. One downside would be that the kiwi is too dark and sometimes you miss it because you don’t see it.
Graphics: 5/5 – Stunning and beautiful.
UI: 4/5 – Wonderful. I have a horrible vocabulary.
Gameplay: 5/5 – Awesome! Play forever or for five minutes.
Creativity: 5/5 – Slicing fruits! Like others have thought of that!
Sound: 4/5 – Very Asian.
Controls: 5/5 – Controls are just really straight forward.
Difficulty: 3/5 – I honestly do not know what to say.
Longevity: 5/5 – Play for days!
Entertainment: 3/5 – FUUUUUUUUN!
Value: 5/5 – Worth it.
Total: 44/50 or 88% – Recommended.
– William

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