Radical Rappelling developer Halfbrick has released a major content update for Fruit Ninja in celebration of the game’s 5th birthday. Fruit Ninja has now been downloaded more than one billion times, with the game challenging players to swipe fruit with their finger to earn points.
This update brings six new mini-games to the experience, as well as a single-player tournament mode. The tournament mode challenges players to face off against six AI characters in special head-to-head matches.
In these matches, players are asked to slice white and blue fruit, but avoid bombs and red fruit, with red fruit belonging to the opponent. It’s possible for both red and blue fruit to be on screen at the same time, but players can miss two fruit before it’s game over. If players swipe the opponent’s fruit, they lose points. When players have successfully defeated all six challengers, they’ll receive the Golden Ember Blade, which doubles players’ scores.
As part of this update, players will also receive free Starfruit and Gold Apples to spend in the game. Players spend Starfruit to access mini-games where they can win Gold Apples, while Gold Apples are spent to play in the tournament.
In a statement, Halfbrick CEO, Shainiel Deo, commented:
The latest update of Fruit Ninja is really a new chapter for the game and for Halfbrick. We are grateful for the success it’s brought, but we’re also excited by the evolution of the game … and it all starts here.