Cut fruit. It sounds like an incredibly simple, perhaps boring, concept for a game. The execution in Fruit Ninja HD is what makes this game shine. Halfbrick has gone a long way toward making one of the most addictive and quick gaming experiences in the last several years.
Fruit Ninja HD works by swiping with your finger to slice up different pieces that appear on the screen as if they have been thrown. This most basic mechanic of the game is extremely tactile and satisfying. The fruit slices with a burst of colorful juice. If you hit more than one piece at a time, you get a bonus. The goal of almost every mode of this game is to slice as much fruit as possible either within a time limit or until you miss three. Classic mode also throws in bombs that serve as hazards not to be sliced.
So the mechanics are simple and addictive. The lite version is free to try. It allows you to sample the gameplay before paying out full price for the entire experience. You will be able to test classic mode where you will be tasked with slicing as much fruit as possible before missing three. You also get to sample the multiplayer mode. Here, you sit across from a friend, and the screen is divided into two fields. Each of your tries to get as high a score as possible before time runs out.
Put simply, Fruit Ninja HD is a must-have game for any mobile player. It is especially fun on tablet devices. It offers excellent multiplayer and numerous single player modes. The availability of different unlockable bonuses like blades and themes adds to the fun. Halfbrick's offering of the lite version of the game is a wonderful way of trying this game before paying for the whole ride.