Fruit Slice

“He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.”

Matthew 26:52

Or, as it says in my King James Bible, “All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.”

Not that this is very relevant to today’s post. It just so happens that my new Android game, Fruit Slice, has a sword in it.

Fruit Slice is basically Fruit Ninja, except free, and therefore attended by various adverts for other games which are not free. However, adverts are at least better than getting the “lite” version of a game for free and finding out that there are other levels, but you have to pay for them. That’s really annoying. Passing a game off as free and then introducing major elements that require money feels like cheating.

Anyway. Back to Fruit Slice. It isn’t exactly the same as Fruit Ninja. The sword is less sensitive, and therefore less precise. There are times when the screen seems to freeze up completely: the fruit still fires, but you can’t move the sword. This is not a very regular occurrence, and you just have to wait until you die, but it’s still annoying. And there are different modes to those found in Ninja, to my mind better ones: Pipeline, which gives you a list of fruit to slice in exactly the right order; Classic, which needs no explaining – just slice the flying fruit and avoid the bombs; Time, which is the same as Classic except timed; and One Shot, where you have to slice specific combinations of fruit with just one stroke. It’s also mildly addictive.

Oh, and apparently bananas are juicy.

So: Fruit Slice. Not Fruit Ninja, but close enough for government work.

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