Not long ago we reviewed Fruit Ninja and loved it. Simple, addictive gaming. Well that addiction is about to get worse, as Halfbrick announce the release of the new Arcade Mode, replacing that mysterious black banana on the menu screen. In fact, the banana seems to have been a fitting choice of place holder. The guys at Halfbrick are obviously very excited about this new update, and so they should be. Good luck getting your evenings back…
Announcing Arcade Mode, the most intense and exciting addition to Fruit Ninja yet! It adds so much more to the value and satisfaction of Fruit Ninja, while still keeping the simplicity and ease of play as top priority! Players have 60 seconds on the clock to achieve the highest score possible, but this isn’t any old boring 60 seconds. We’ve added some serious power in the form of bonus coloured bananas which fly up on screen. Slice one of those and get ready for action!
Double Points – This banana will award you double points for a short period of time. Criticals and combos count too, so rack up those fruit for some massive scores!
Frenzy – If you’re not content with the amount of fruit on screen, the Frenzy banana will take care of that. A mammoth amount of fruit will begin flying in, but you have to stay focused to slice it all!
Freeze – The entire screen will slow down, allowing for maximum accuracy and combo potential!
Best of all, the bananas can be stacked! How about activating a Freeze, Frenzy and Double Points bonus all at once? On top of that, if you keep the combos going the game speed will increase and you can achieve a massive combo blitz!
At the end of each game, your skills and scores during the 60 seconds will be rated and you will achieve three unique awards, good for a certain number of bonus points each! Not enough? Exclusive to Arcade Mode is the new Weekly Leaderboards system, where you can instantly compare your scores against those of your online friends!