Posted: 3 years ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
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.
Rated for younger players in the US.
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.
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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