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Video GameFruit Ninja (Series) Review
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Posted: 3 years ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Ben Kendall.


Fruit Ninja is a game where an array of brightly coloured fruit fly into the screen area and you need to slice each piece in two before it falls to the floor. The technicolour action combines with simple interactive taps and swipes to make it accessible to all ages.

It's a game that started on touchscreen devices like iPod Touch and iPad but has then been brought to most other systems. This has added more players, different power-ups and game modes.

Particularly good for preschoolers is the Xbox Kinect version, which uses a camera to display an outline of the person’s body on the screen. This allows the child to use arm and leg movements to slice the fruit. For children aged 12 and over there is a PlayStation VR version that extends the experience into a virtual world, encouraging more movement and interactions.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/04/2010

Platforms: Amazon Fire, Android, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action and Fighting

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Half Brick (@HalfBrick)




Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. The levels of Fruit Ninja are mostly timed to last just a few minutes, but progressing to collect all the challenges and improve scores will take considerable time. The PlayStation VR and Xbox Kinect versions of the game take a bit more time to set up before you start playing.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.

Rated for younger players in the US.

Skill Rating

3+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The simple swiping is great fun for the very young, who will improve at the game as they get older.


Fruit Ninja usually costs £10.99 to £13.99.

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99

Fruit Ninja VR

PlayStation Store PS4 £13.99
Steam Store PC £10.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


Our Fruit Ninja Accessibility Report documents 18 accessibility features:
As there are lots of different versions for the different platforms, some controls will differ.

There is a zen mode, which allows removes bombs, which normally end your run, but only lasts 90 seconds per run. This mode acts as the easiest difficulty. There is also a mode called arcade mode, which features bombs but they only deduct points.

You use the Kinect camera to control the slices on the Xbox version and the Move controllers with the PSVR headset on the Playstation version. On the mobile version, you swipe the screen, and you can use multiple fingers to swipe in multiple locations at once.

There are occasions that the screen gets very hectic and full of objects, but they all contrast each other well and the background is a solid brown colour. On the Kinect camera version, it can be quite hard to see where you are as your shadow on the background can appear quite faint.

As all the information is conveyed visually, it can be played without sound with no significant loss of immersion.

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