Fruit Ninja has been around for so long that it almost feels as old as Android. Much like Angry Birds (which just got its first “real” sequel), Fruit Ninja was the first game – or even the first app – for millions of users.
Countless slices later, Fruit Ninja is still around, and still quite popular. To celebrate the game’s 5th anniversary, developer Halfbrick Studios has given Fruit Ninja a makeover and a big update.
The update gives you access to a new game mode called Festival, which offers a Tournament mode and six mini-games that allow you to win in-game currency you can use to unlock bonuses, as well as tickets for the Tournament. Throughout the Tournament you will compete against six opponents for the Golden Ember Blade, which lets you “trap fruit in a fiery blaze and then slice again for epic high scores.” Nifty.
Overall, this is a new take on the old recipe that made Fruit Ninja so popular. If you’re still a fan of the game, you will find new ways to entertain yourself. If all the slicing and dicing is old news for you, this update might still pique your interest, even if it’s just for a little while.
Halfbrick’s other games have been updated to celebrate the “game that started it all” – you can now get various Fruit Ninja-themed items, weapons, extra levels, and events in games like Jetpack Joyride, Monster Dash, or the just released Radical Rappelling.