Fruit Ninja (Series) Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.


An array of brightly coloured fruit flies 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 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.



Release Date: 21/04/2010

Platforms: Android, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS.

Genres: Action.



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


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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This game has been rated PEGI 7+.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

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.

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