Fruit Ninja (Series) Review
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
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 pre-schoolers 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.
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 21/04/2010
Players: You can play with 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.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
The following games are like Fruit Ninja. They address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to Fruit Ninja for younger age ratings.
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