Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Still good fun, but film tie-in doesn't skimp on promotion.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of Play

If you can swipe your finger across the screen, you can figure out how to play. 

Violence & Scariness

While the game is about carving things up with a sword, the only thing that suffers is fruit. When players accidentally slice a bomb, though, there's a flash of light that takes away one health point from the player. 

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

This version of the game is a pure promotional vehicle for the film Puss in Boots. It features sound clips of the character murmuring encouragement or becoming upset as the game progresses as well as a link to the film's website, which knocks you out of the game. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots is an adaptation of the popular app that is meant as a promotional vehicle for the Dreamworks Animation movie Puss in BootsThe game heavily promotes the film, including a link to the official website, but still features all of the components of the original Fruit Ninja as well as a new mode. Users can share high scores via the Game Center or Open Feint social networks, but participation is optional.

User Reviews

Adult Written byGrayWolf March 8, 2012

Fun

The game is simple to use and fun for the kids. If you have privacy concerns just make sure that you are using the setting available on the device you play the... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byScreennameGirl March 2, 2012

Very Fun Game

This is a great game! Since it's all about Puss in Boots I have to mark it for consumerism. It's not all that violent since you are only slicing fruit... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byOfficial Critic March 15, 2012

Great Game - with action required

Just like the original, but with more challenges this time.

What's it about?

Kids swipe their finger across their device's screen to chop fruit as it is tossed. In Bandito mode, kids get challenges to conquer, such as "slice 15 pears" or "crack a coconut." They'll need to move quickly and avoid bombs. Desperado mode, meanwhile, is comparable to the gameplay in the original Fruit Ninja game. Kids can earn achievements that will unlock new backgrounds and blades; they can also track achievements and compare their scores with other players via Game Center.

Is it any good?

Scoff all you want at the fact that this app is a blatant marketing ploy; you still have to give developer Halfbrick credit for making FRUIT NINJA: PUSS IN BOOTS worth the money. The gameplay is just as fun as it was in the original, and the new Bandito mode -- which pits players against 12 random challenges -- is a fun new gameplay style. Like the original, you can unlock new blades, but there aren't many. And the actual Puss in Boots elements feel very tacked on. That doesn't detract from the game, though. It's still as fun as it was -- only this time, it comes with some heavy commercial elements. 

App details

For kids who love arcade games

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