Looking for some new games to add to your iOS collection this holiday season? If you’re into casual gaming, Halfbrick is the place to be. From the international sensation Fruit Ninja to one of the first “do something besides run” infinite runners Monster Dash, these guys have a wide assortment of options for you to choose from, and they’ve decided to go crazy and give them all away for this festive occasion. This is quite the one-two punch given that they’ve recently updated several of their titles with lots of fancy new features. I could tell you more, but the best way for you to experience the fun is to simply head on over to the App Store and check out the choices yourself.
Halfbrick’s Fruit Ninja recently celebrated its 2 year anniversary with some impressive numbers: 300 million players worldwide, 50 billion combos and 1.5 trillion fruit pieces sliced. As part of the celebrations, just about anyone can score a free copy of Fruit Ninja for the iPhone by simply visiting the Anniversary landing page. The good news is that if you have yet to take part, it appears that the promo is currently still ongoing. All that’s required is to click on the “Click here to Redeem” button on said webpage, select your Country and enter your email. A redeem code will then be sent out within 24 hours. According to Halfbrick, if for some reason you still don’t receive it after a day, email them at support[at]halfbrick.com and request for a new one. Do hurry though as this giveaway likely won’t last too much longer.
Halfbrick Studios, Fruit Ninja – $0.99
No, this song wasn’t made was with just iPad apps, but Aussie group Hey Geronimo’s music video does feature some of the most popular iOS games…in the real world. Their video for the single Why Don’t We Do Something? plays tribute to Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Plants vs. Zombies and Flight Control. The song doesn’t actually have anything to do with these games, but it’s pretty cool seeing these easily recognizable characters come to life. Check out the full music video below and see for yourself just what’s it like when zombies invade your backyard.
Halfbrick Studios, the developers of Age of Zombies, have released a smashing new update for Fruit Ninja on the iPhone and iPad. Arcade Mode is the most intense and exciting addition to Fruit Ninja yet, with 60 seconds on the clock to achieve the highest score possible.
According to Halfbrick, “Arcade Mode adds so much more to the value and satisfaction of Fruit Ninja, while still keeping the simplicity and ease of play as top priority!” That’s not all – slice one of the bonus colored bananas which fly up on screen and get ready for action!
Fruit Ninja, a seriously addictive game that has has taken the App Store by storm, has finally arrived on the iPad. Having sold more than a million copies for the iPhone in just 74 days, the new HD version arrives to the delight of veggie chopping enthusiasts around the world. Though the gameplay remains unchanged, the iPad version now supports eight finger swipes and multiplayer game modes.
Swipe up to EIGHT fingers across the screen to deliciously slash fruit like a true ninja warrior, taking in all of the crisp detailed effects which have been radically improved from the iPhone version. With two games modes in single player and worldwide leaderboards using Openfeint, the addictive gameplay will keep you coming back for even higher scores.
MULTIPLAYER has now arrived on Fruit Ninja HD! Two players can play head-to-head in unique gameplay modes Classic Attack and Zen Duel. It’s always fast, frantic and hilarious action with two players battling to achieve sweet sweet victory!
I’ve managed to squeeze in some Fruit Ninja play time on my iPad and it’s already become my current favorite time-waster on the device. Multiplayer works splendidly and it’s loads of fun competing against a friend (or foe). The price tag ($4.99) maybe a bit steep for some, but hardcore fruit fanatics who loved the game on the iPhone surely won’t hesitate to pick up the HD version. If you’ve never played Fruit Ninja before, just know that slicing fruits and veggies has never been more fun. Video trailer after the gap.