A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
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.
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Products & Purchases
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.
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 Boots. The 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.
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.
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