Vegetable Samurai: iPhone App Written and Video Review
If you’re like us, you absolutely love the now classic iOS title Fruit Ninja. In fact, if you’re even more like us you spent hours and hours playing it, and have now unlocked just about everything there is to obtain. Thankfully, though, the delicacy slicing action doesn’t have to stop there. If you’ve run Fruit Ninja through its paces, and are now looking for something else to tide you over, may we humbly suggest Vegetable Samurai by developer Adv Webbing. The app is a near perfect replica of the gameplay we love so much, bringing even more slicing and dicing to our iPhone. Best of all, the price is right, clocking in at only $0.99 in the App Store. For our full thoughts on this killer iPhone application, check below beyond the break!
Concept and Gameplay
We’ll put it to you this way: If you have ever played Fruit Ninja, even for just a bit, then you’ve likely already got quite the handle on how Vegetable Samurai behaves. The app offers nearly identical gameplay, from the falling produce right down to the slicing motions and bonuses for swiping multiple items in one hit. That is, for those not in the know, the main game mechanic offered here: Vegetables fly up from the bottom of the app, and then gracefully arc back down. It’s your job to slice them before they disappear, or depending on the game mode you’re in, you’ll lose a life. It’s a bloody good time, and with multiple modes involved (survival gives you three vegetable error chances, arcade gives you a time limit, and zen offers something a bit different) there’s even more gameplay to be had. All in all, it’s an experience eerily similar to Fruit Ninja’s, which will be a boon for some and a burden for others.
Design and Graphics
We’ll spare you the gritty details to instead simply say this: Vegetable Samurai is more or less the same in appearance and style to Fruit Ninja. That being said, it comes with not quite as many extras, which is one of our few complaints with the app. There are fewer power-ups, fewer customized swords, and not quite as much fun as you’ll have with the original. Then again, the graphics are superb, and if we had never heard of Fruit Ninja before, we wouldn’t have these complaints.
We’ll spin it to you this way: If you’ve been looking for just a little more Fruit Ninja gameplay, Vegetable Samurai is easily your next best bet. It’s only a dollar, which is a bargain no matter how you slice, and even though it doesn’t come with quite the punch we’d hoped for, it’s still a load of fun. All in all, it’s certainly a clone of a popular title, but a good one nonetheless.
Vegetable Samurai requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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