Today’s kids are struggling to eat their recommended dosage of fruit. But they absolutely love video games, no matter if they’re on a console or a mobile device. Why not try to get them to eat more fruit by giving them a game to play that’s all about them!
About Fruit Ninja
Fruit Ninja is a fairly popular title for both and iOS in which a user has to swipe on their device’s screen to try to slice up all the fruit that appears. While it sounds extremely boring to simply swipe away at your screen to cut up all the fruit, there’s a lot more to the game than just that.
When starting the game, you’ll be shown a few different options of gameplay to choose from. This includes starting a new game, going into the dojo where you can buy new things for your game, and OpenFeint, the online scoreboard that Fruit Ninja relies on to see who’s the best of the best.
You can choose an option by swiping over the fruit with that option, which is a very quick and easy way to learn how to play the game. When looking to start a new game, you again have a few options, such as classic mode in which you have 3 lives before the game is over (you lose lives by missing fruit or hitting bombs), arcade mode in which you try to cut up as much fruit as possible in 60 seconds, or zen mode in which you have 90 seconds to cut up as much fruit as possible.
Of course, there are different kinds of fruit in the game to cut up. Pomegranates are the best ones, which allow you to swipe as many times as you can within a few seconds to maximize your score. You can also gain combo bonuses by cutting up multiple pieces of fruit in one swipe. Be careful however, because bombs will occasionally appear and get in the way. In classic mode, bombs will take away one life, while in arcade mode they will remove 10 points from your score.
Fruit Ninja doesn’t have a lot of settings. In fact, there’s a good chance that you won’t really need to look here, because there’s only a setting to enable a graphics glitch fix if you experience it on your device, and the ability to enable a ghostly trail of flying fruit if that tickles your fancy. Besides that, there’s not much to see here.
Installation is only a click or tap away. You can search for “fruit ninja” in your respective app store, or click here if you have an Android device or click here if you have an iOS device. While it seems that the free version on Android is fairly full-featured (with a paid $1.29 option available), the free version on iOS seems limited, where you’ll need to pay $0.99 for the full version.
For the overall simplicity of the game, Fruit Ninja is highly addictive and downright fun to play. Although it might actually fuel your child’s rage at fruit rather than make them want to eat some, it’s still a great way to kill time and prove who’s the most skilled, both kids and adults.
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