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Fruit Ninja (2010) is a game where an array of brightly coloured fruit fly into the screen area and you need to slice each piece in two before it falls to the floor. The technicolour action combines with simple interactive taps and swipes to make it accessible to all ages.

It's a game that started on touchscreen devices like iPod Touch and iPad but has then been brought to most other systems. This has added more players, different power-ups and game modes.

Particularly good for preschoolers is the Xbox Kinect version, which uses a camera to display an outline of the person’s body on the screen. This allows the child to use arm and leg movements to slice the fruit. For children aged 12 and over there is a PlayStation VR version that extends the experience into a virtual world, encouraging more movement and interactions.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Fruit Ninja 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 18 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Fighting game. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. The levels of Fruit Ninja are mostly timed to last just a few minutes, but progressing to collect all the challenges and improve scores will take considerable time. The PlayStation VR and Xbox Kinect versions of the game take a bit more time to set up before you start playing.


Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE.

Skill Level

3+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The simple swiping is great fun for the very young, who will improve at the game as they get older.


Fruit Ninja usually costs £10.99 to £20.99.

Fruit Ninja VR

Steam Store PC £10.99

Fruit Ninja VR 2

Steam Store PC £20.99

Fruit Ninja

XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/04/2010

Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action and Fighting

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Half Brick (@HalfBrick)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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