Fruit Ninja is a very popular game which was released on Smartphone ages back. It’s cheap, simple, and addictive at times, I’d call it a perfect time killing game, if you’re ever stuck in a situation where you have to pass 10 minutes as quickly as possible then open up this game and start playing.
The best part is that Fruit Ninja is going to make a strong come back, this time with Kinect technology. Oh yes, you’ve heard it right, the kinect! The game has very much removed the portability and gives you a chance to get indulged in this fruit slicing action.
Fruity News: It has everything basic but at the same time it is wildly addictive, the concept of this game has not been changed on Kinect. You’ll see bunch of fruits being thrown in the air and all you have to do is slice them, while ignoring the bombs, before it goes off from your screen. Cutting every fruit in one swift motion would get you extra points and that’s how you make the best score of the game. If you miss three pieces of fruit in one go or even hit a bomb then the game is over for you.
Full Body Ninja Slicing: The kinect has largely changed the control method of this game. So now, instead of having your fingers across your touch screen phone, you will be using your whole body to slice and dice these naughty boys. It will surely make you a real-life ninja once you use what has kinect added in the game, a sweet roundhouse kicks would do for newbie. I reckon to use the arm chopping movie or if you’re being too fussy about it then perform the full body heave. All these things are going to happen, if only you’ve a sufficient space around you and your kinect device.
Quality Kinect Implementation – Even kinect has its limitations, despite its amazing potential, Fruit Ninja Kinect plays well within these restrictions, and it is surely one of the most responsive games ever to be released over Kinect. If you’re having a kinect device for your Xbox 360 and you’re in need of a game which could get you 100% entertainment then this might be a fair option available for you.
Kinect Learning Curve: This game is mainly based upon swift movements. While it’s got accuracy, your Kinect device can be a little slow while picking up your crazy and wild moves that you’ll be doing for Fruit Ninja, but not all the time, sometimes things do run very smoothly. The best thing is to get your Kinect device to a suitable place where you could move your body with a 360 degree angle. It would definitely be problematic if you’re standing too close or too far away from this device, you will not see any response being made at the screen.
Short Game play: Fruit Ninja largely fixes in a category of portable games. You will be getting 3 different game modes to pick from, Classic, Arcade and Zen. The addictive environmental condition of this game urges to you make high scores again and again till you’re self-satisfied. But it is still depriving of that particular element which is needed to be called a decent smartphone app.
Pricing: At 800 Microsoft Points, a mere amount of $13 is not too expensive as an XBLA game. The iPad version of this game got its price up to $2.99 but $13 seems a bit more expensive comparatively.
The Final Verdict: Fruit Ninja Kinect has embraced everything that was great about the Smartphone version, it somewhat transforms you into a real-life ninja and so on. I think it would be good for all of us to keep playing this game on our Smartphones because of the increasing price tag.