Your favorite apple-pureeing, banana-slicing, orange-juicing, plum-dicing game is back, with a new edition featuring Puss in Boots and an all new challenge mode. Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots HD is the same game that you love, with some fun enhancements and additions.
The slick swashbuckler Puss in Boots is on a search for his Magic Beans, which can be found among the familiar fruit we’ve spent month after month slicing and dicing. And one new fruit… the long awaited tomato!
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots only has two game modes: Desperado and Bandito. Desperado is the same classic mode from the first game, where players slide a finger across the screen to quickly chop up falling fruit, while avoiding bombs. The goal in Desperado mode is to survive as long as possible, without letting fruit drop, to get the highest score. Compared to the classic game, in Desperado mode, you will find more flying fruit action plus some magic beans which bestow bonuses to your score or an extra life.
While Desperado mode is basically the same old game, Bandito mode is entirely new, and a blast to play. There are a series of challenges in Bandito mode, which will require you to slice up a certain amount of fruit without triggering bombs. There are three stages with four challenges each, and you have three lives to complete them to get to the final stage.
Challenges range in difficulty, with some (coconut breaking) being ultra easy, and some (rotating bombs and fruit) being much more difficult. The final stage rewards you with a fresh, shiny piñata to bash up.
With the new theme comes new blades, backgrounds, and sounds. There’s a brand new cat claw blade in the Stash, plus several new backdrops, which will require completing certain achievements to unlock. Speaking of achievements, there are plenty to earn, plus weekly leaderboards, which will keep you coming back to Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots time and time again.
What I liked: Bandito mode is great. I loved the challenging mini games and I spent upwards of an hour engaged in the game this afternoon, replaying them again and again.
What I didn’t like: Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots does not have zen mode or arcade mode, both of which were available in the original game. Hopefully these will be added in an update sometime later.
To buy or not to buy: If you love Fruit Ninja and want to try out an all new challenging aspect of the game, then this is a must buy. Even though it lacks some content from the original game, Bandito mode more than makes up for it.
- App Name: Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots HD
- Version Reviewed: 1.0
- Category: Games
- Developer: Halfbrick Studios
- Price: $1.99