11 APR

‘Fruit Ninja’ for iPhone and iPad Free Until April 18

by Marianne Schultz

Apple’s App of the Week promotion goes big again this week, offering Halfbrick Studio’s wildly popular Fruit Ninja for free. The respective versions of Fruit Ninja for iPhone and iPad will cost you zero dollars right now and should continue to do so until April 18 if Apple’s timing remains consistent.

Apple started the App of the Week promotion last summer and it’s featured a few major titles recently, including Angry Birds, which had never gone free before, last month and Plants vs. Zombies in February.

Fruit Ninja has been in the App Store since 2010 and it’s even been featured in one of Apple’s iPad commercials. If you’re not familiar with it, you’re armed with a virtual sword in the game and your goal is to slice as much fruit tossed on the screen as possible by swiping with your fingers. There are various game modes where you need to avoid slicing bombs, avoid letting any fruit drop un-sliced, or slice as much fruit as possible in a short period of time.

Here’s the trailer for the iPad version:

Not convinced it’ll be fun? Download it anyway – it’s free!

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  1. bob

    Looks interesting… but even with it being free, I have not downloaded anything that includes the in Apps SCAM Yes we don’t have to buy it.. but it’s the old BAIT & SWITCH con.. and APPLE APPROVES IT..

  2. willinet

    I gotta say… “the in Apps SCAM?” I presume some people want to buy the things offered in apps. I can not imagine that most people who do buy something are getting scammed. Temple Run is a good example- one need not buy anything and it’s still lots of fun. Their in app purchases are not bait and switch. I think you are over- generalizing.

  3. Some People Just Do Not Get It

    I’m guessing bob is not in sales or marketing.

  4. iphoneglance

    How the hell is in-app purchases a scam. It’s entirely up to you if you purcahse extras from within the game, plus you have to enter your password and no one is forcing you to do that. grow up people.

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