fruit ninjaFormat: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Developer: Halfbrick Studios

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store

Fruit Ninja is one of those games that has hit the main stream very much like Angry Birds, Where’s My Water and Cut The Rope just to name a few. As well as having a couple of different versions of the game including this free version. Fruit Ninja now has a ton of merchandise on store shelves these days. I am talking about things like toys, games and even t-shirts.

Fruit Ninja looks superb it is just so clear everything has a high quality look to it. What is funny is that in the actual game this is literally just fruit flying up the screen, but it looks so good. One thing that I feel is really well done is the slice effects when you slice a piece of fruit in pieces. In all this is a wonderful looking game that certainly has a ton of personality. This is obvious due to the vast amount of stuff that is for sale in stores around the world.

As nice as this game looks it is the game play that without a doubt has gotten millions of people all around the world hooked to this. The idea behind Fruit Ninja for those of you who do not know is very simple. You play as a ninja and you need to swipe the screen in order to chop up the fruit. You may think that you can just keep swiping, but if you do this you run the risk of hitting a bomb. Also if you are skilled enough you can string together some really high scoring combos.

It is hard to explain to people just why this game is so addictive. On paper this really should be a game that you play in little five minute bursts here and there. But I have on many occasion found myself playing this for half an hour or so.

One thing that I really want to mention is that this is a game that is much easier to play on the iPad than any other device. Do not get me wrong the game is still a ton of fun on the iPhone, but for me I felt that it was one of those games that played better because of a larger screen.

One really cool thing that I feel helps the game is the level of customisation that you have in your dojo. Sure it is not the most in depth customisation in a game, but I still had some fun messing around with it.

Fruit Ninja is one of those games that needs to be on very iOS device around the world. It is fun, addictive and it is free and what more could you possibly want in a game that that combination?

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store