There are plenty of reasons why Halfbrick’s hack n slasher Fruit Ninja has been a success on iDevices but the crux of this berry massacre’s popularity is that its costs just 69p for the privilege.
Whether you squeeze hours or just a few minutes of enjoyment out of it, you can’t argue with that price tag. At 800 Microsoft Points however, Fruit Ninja Kinect offers the same amount of enjoyment on the Xbox 360′s motion-sensor but with less bang for your buck.
Swapping your hands for katana blades, Fruit Ninja Kinect has you slice and dice through your five-a-day as if Jamie Oliver himself is flinging them at you in an attempt to get you on a healthy diet.
As a slew of apples, bananas, and other produce flies into view, simple karate chops will halve targets across the screen as you fling your arms around hitting multipliers, slicing through game-modifying bananas and ensuring no fruit is left unscathed in your wrath.
Presentation is solid with sprays of tropical juices splashing against the background and the lack of a soundtrack underlines the tension in topping your high score as you revel in the satisfying chops of fruit whilst freezing in fear at the sound of a canon warning of score-ending bombs.
Classic mode tasks you with a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ rule whereas Zen and Arcade modes pit you against the clock to chase the highest possible score. Multiplayer, either working cooperatively or against each other to is a welcome addition but it’s the Challenge Mode that chimes in to alert you of a friend’s recent best that will have you back on your feet to settle the score.
Fruit Ninja Kinect’s simple but addictive point-scoring frenzy is a juicy temptation made all the more mouth-watering as the well of summer releases continues to run dry.
It doesn’t offer quite the same immediacy, accuracy, or irresistible price tag as its 6 million-selling mobile counterpart but, even with a lack of new content, Fruit Ninja Kinect still manages to be a moreish treat.
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