Fruit Ninja for iPhone Review
by, 11-07-2010 at 05:50 AM (3560 Views)
I know this app has been on the AppStore for some time now but this app is worth of a review.
Where to start, where to start? So much good things can be said about this game.
The game has four different modes for you to enjoy;
Zen Mode - 90 seconds to score as much points as you can by chopping fruit (No bombs).
Classic Mode - Unlimited time to see how much points you can rack up without dropping three fruits. Also, if you hit a bomb, instant game-over.
Arcade Made - Newest mode that has just arrived, 60 seconds to rack up as much points as you can with bonus points and bananas that can double your score or freeze time. Hitting a bomb wouldn't make you lose but will cost you a few points.
Multiplayer Mode - take it online to play with other Fruit Ninja players. Fruit Ninja even supports Game Center.
Now that, I've pointed out all the modes, time to criticize. Nothing really bad to say about any of the modes. Multiplayer is quiet fast with no lag between games. The other modes allow you to compare your score with your game center friends and they are both surprisingly fun alone or even a simple challenge with friends passing around your iPhone to see who can score higher.
Moving on to the interface and controls, the controls are extremely simple and make use of the iPhone's multi-touch interface. So simple infact, a three year old can do it (Believe me, she played well). Just simply swipe your finger to chop.
Navigating the menu uses the same principal as in-game, chop the menu item (fruit) to navigate.
To put the icing on the cake, Fruit Ninja has a set of unlockables that let you customize your game including changing your sword colour and background.
While Fruit Ninja was fun to play, I couldn't help but notice the occasional spikes during offline game modes. Using an iPod Touch 3rd gen, the game occasionally spiked (froze), don't worry it isn't something that happens constantly. However, I'd say it's related to the game because even sometimes after a reboot, it does this, even when launching another game which takes more memory such as Asphalt 5 goes smoothly.
Overall; 4.5 out of 5 Stars