What's it all about?
Fruit Ninja for iPhone is a rather curious success. Not that the game isn't fun (quite to the contrary, really), but the "game" itself doesn't seem to have much of a point. Still, that hasn't kept it from capturing the hearts of a huge percentage of iPhone owners, including yours truly, just like Angry Birds and Doodle Jump before it.
The game turns your finger into a highly-effective cutting implement and the game sends fruit (and bombs) up for you to slash or avoid. It may sound like a simple concept, and it is, but that doesn't mean it isn't highly entertaining at the same time. To see images of the game, or even see someone else playing it, is really selling the game short. You'll only truly understand the enjoyable traits of the game by getting some serious hands-on time with it.
There are two main gameplay modes to choose from. "Classic" mode tosses an ever-increasing amount of fruit on the screen, along with an increasingly large number of bombs. If the player fails to slice a fruit before it goes off-screen, or if the player accidentally slices a bomb, the player is docked one hit point. After losing all three hit points, the game is over. While the "Zen" mode simply gives you a certain amount of time to slice up as much fruit as you can, with no worry of pesky bombs ending your antics early. In both modes you can gain extra bonus points by stringing together particularly efficient combos. If you can slice three or more fruit in a single swipe, you'll be seeing these points add up rather quickly.