Fruit Ninja is a deliciously fruity points-scoring game for the Android and iOS platforms that’s a lot of fun. The game includes Classic, Arcade and Zen modes for players to rack up higher and higher scores on by slicing through heaps of fruit tossed across a dojo. You can add Fruit Ninja to your mobile or tablet from its Google Play or iTunes pages.
My highest Fruit Ninja score is 1,553 in Arcade Mode. I wasn’t sure if that was a really high score until I had a look at an Android forum where players posted their best Fruit Ninja scores. My record score beats most of the FN scores posted on that forum. Below are a few tips for racking up a 1,500+ score in Fruit Ninja.
Slice Fruits at the top of the Dojo
The best time to slice fruits is usually when they’re at the top of your dojo. Fruits momentarily float when at the top of a dojo before falling down. Thus, that’s the best time to rack up some combos as the fruits are moving a little slower.
Slice With the Autumn Gust Blade
Players unlock the Autumn Gust blade at level 27. That blade generates tornadoes that suck fruits in for a few seconds when you slice pineapples. It’s easy to rack up high combos for higher scores with this blade as it groups fruits together within its tornadoes. The blade’s tornadoes also give you more time to slice fruits, which is crucial to clocking up higher scores in Classic Mode. You’ll need to level up a bit before you can get this blade, but it’s well worth the starfruit.
Select the Great Wave Dojo For Arcade Mode
Players unlock the Great Wave dojo at level 12. That dojo tosses a wave, or line, of fruits up for you to swipe through. Great Wave is ideal for Arcade Mode as you can swipe through a wave of 10 fruits for higher combos and more combo blitzes. Some players claim to have racked up scores above 2,000 in Arcade Mode by selecting the Great Wave dojo in combination with the Ice Blade, which throws up more fruit after you’ve sliced a Freeze Banana.
However, Great Wave isn’t so great for Classic Mode where you can’t afford to miss many fruits. You’ll need to quickly slice at least eight of the 10 fruits the Great Wave throws up to stay in a Classic Mode game. As such, it’s game over in Classic Mode if you miss most of a fruit wave.
Always go for the Bananas in Arcade Mode
Arcade Mode includes three bonus bananas for players to swipe. The banana bonuses are crucial to boosting Arcade Mode scores. The Frenzy Banana throws out a plethora of fruits for a few seconds, and the Freeze Banana slows down the fruits’ movement for a few seconds. Slicing a Frenzy and Freeze Banana at almost the same time is pure gold dust as you can rack up some mega combos when loads of fruits fly across your dojo in slow motion. Just make sure you swipe those bananas!
Drop Fruit to Miss Bombs in Classic Mode
Bombs terminate your Classic Mode games when you swipe them (unless you have Bomb Deflects). So be prepared to a let a fruit go in Classic Mode to ensure you don’t swipe a bomb that’s flying near it. You can afford to let up to two fruits go at once, and remember that you’ll get a new life for every 100 points scored in Classic Mode.
Short Swipe Pomegranates
Pomegranates are fruits you can swipe through multiple times to boost scores. You’ll get more pomegranate hits with short swipes. Also swipe the pomegranates as quickly as you can as they explode and wipe out all other fruits on the dojo.
Those tips will probably boost your Fruit Ninja scores. What’s your highest Fruit Ninja score? Feel free to share your highest scores below.