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How to Play Fruit Ninja

Griffin Bateson / February 5, 2024
How to Play Fruit Ninja

One of the most popular games of the 2010s was Fruit Ninja, the simple slicing game. In Fruit Ninja, players are trying to rack up as many points as they can by slicing all kinds of fruits. Whether it's a coconut, watermelon, or peach, each fruit is worth 1 point each for slicing it. Slash the fruit before it goes back to the ground!

How to Play Fruit Ninja

There really aren’t any controls in Fruit Ninja, the entire objective is to use your mouse or finger to swipe across the screen and slice the various fruits. While you should ideally aim for the middle, any part of the fruit counts.

A common myth of Fruit Ninja is that the closer to the middle you slice each fruit, the more likely you are to get a critical hit. These critical hits give you an additional 10 points for every single one that you earn. However, critical hits are completely random. Your slicing precision is a non-factor in this aspect of Fruit Ninja.

Fruit Ninja Strategies

While there aren’t many Fruit Ninja controls, there are tons of different tips and tricks that people have for becoming the best Fruit Ninja they can be. Read on to learn more about how to get better at this intense timing game.

Complete your missions

Every day, there will be new missions assigned to you. One of the most efficient Fruit Ninja strategies is to complete these missions in order to earn stars. These missions can be almost anything, such as getting a 10-fruit combo, getting 40 critical hits in a day, or scoring over 250 points in classic mode. No matter what they are, you should try and complete all of them by the end of the day to get maximum Fruit Ninja rewards.

Go for combos

How to Play Fruit Ninja Gameplay

The more fruit that you cut in one sequence, the more points that you will earn. For example, if you are able to cut 4 watermelons at the same time, you will earn a 4-point bonus. This may not seem like a lot, but it adds up as you progress through the round. Combos are probably the most important way to rack up a lot of points.

Perfect your slices

Learning how and when to cut through the fruit is an extremely important part of the game. Trying to cut the fruit at the apex of its toss is an extremely important part. This is when the speed of the fruit is the slowest, making it easier to slice.

Along with this, using long and fluid cuts will make it easier to collect combos. A big mistake that beginners make is to try and cut every fruit the second that it pops up on the screen. Instead, wait for a few fruits to pop up and cut them all in one fell swoop. Just make sure that none of them are bombs, or else your round is over!

Don’t rush

While reactions are definitely an important part of Fruit Ninja, you probably have more time than you think. Stay calm and don’t make any chaotic movements. Remember, slow is smooth and smooth is fast. Most of the time, players who rush will just end up hitting a bomb sooner or later. Controlling your impulses and using your brain is essential when learning how to play Fruit Ninja.

Unlock different blades

Under the Sensei’s Swag section, there are different blades that you can unlock by trading in the points that you have earned. Not only do these blades look cool, but some of them may also have some cool abilities that will benefit you down the road.

If you are looking for a fun way to use your points, consider getting the Shiny Red Blade. It doesn’t take very long to earn the 500 stars necessary to unlock it, and the blade looks super cool! It’s a great way to make Fruit Ninja an even more exciting experience.

Now that you have learned a few helpful tips for succeeding in Fruit Ninja, go and test them out for yourself. Feel the nostalgia of this fun and iconic game again!