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How to get a high score on fruit ninja
So you fancy yourself a fruit ninja, you have spent hours slicing and dicing those fruits on your smartphone or tablet. While there are many tricks and cheat codes out there that help you get that ridiculously high score, however, you are an honest fruit ninja, a warrior, not a cheater. You believe playing by the rules and excelling is far more satisfying and honorable rather than leveling up through unorthodox ways. At least that's what sensei taught you and you plan on making your master proud. Well as a fellow fruit ninja here I have put together all my knowledge about fruit ninja and I am going to share it with you so you can reach that high score to this addicting game that has been the reason for the pain in my wrist...
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So what's my high score?
Okay so here are my scores for all the modes on fruit ninja, mind you, I mostly play the arcade mode, which I believe most people do.
Arcade mode: 1288
Classic Mode: 727
Zen mode: 330
So how DO I get a high score on fruit ninja?
By I, I mean you, by you I mean me, as in you.............(I should stop now...)
First and most importantly, combo's combo's combo's. You must already know this by now, but I still have to emphasize it. Here's is my personal tip when there are only 2 fruits thrown into the air, give it a second for the 3rd fruit to come by, because if it does and you have already cut the 2 fruits previously, you missed out on 6 points, not only that, in arcade mode, the more combo's you do, the faster you go through blitz. the more blitz's you hit, the more points you make hence a higher score.
This brings me to my next point, this is something I started doing involuntarily, it started off as a mistake but I realized the potential of this move when time is running out on the blitz and you need to get another combo in, but the fruits just aren't coming through. Anytime you are stuck with 2 fruits in the air, give it a second, then cut them and bring your slice down towards the left hand corner of the bottom of your screen, not literally in the corner but in that general area. Chances are, most of the time, you are going to hit another fruit that is just popping up causing you to hit a 3+ combo, hence saving you time on blitz and bringing you closer to the next one.
Okay let's talk banana's now (wow I'll be honest I did not know banana's had only 2 n's in i)t. Anyway, now, when you see a banana, don't get too excited, what you need to do is use the banana as a part of your combo. You see two other fruits and a banana being tossed in on the other side, cut them together to make it a combo. Depending on whether you get a 2X, Frenzy or Freeze banana, you are going to get a bunch of extra points at the end, so utilizing it within a combo is very important, you are giving yourself a good 16-20 extra points by the end, which trust me when you get really good, becomes very important. Another reason why I suggest doing this is because when you slice a banana and make it part of a combo, whatever banana you have gotten, frenzy, 2X or freeze, it brings you closer to a blitz WHILE you are in those mode's.
Here's an example with the 2X banana: Scenario 1, you cut the banana then cut the 2 other fruits, you cut a 3 combo, another 3 combo (you need one more combo at this point to get a blitz) but time runs out and you have 14 points in total, which turn into 28 points right?, you cut the next combo, boom 25+ Blitz, move on with your game
Scenario 2: You cut the 2X banana as part of your combo, +3, another 2 combo's, +3, +3. You hit a blitz 25+, In total you have racked up 43 points, compared to the 28, that's a lot higher when you think about how one slice could have gotten you almost twice the points.
Curve your slice
My next tip is going to involve you doing your own experimentation. You remember that scene in Wanted, where they curve the bullet every time they shoot it so instead of hitting the person in front, it curves around them and kills the person behind them? This is pretty similar to that.
In order to hit combo's you have to have to have to slice more than 2 fruits in a single slice, preferably in a straight line, that line can be diagonal, straight, horizontal, doesn't matter, but we can all agree that's the trend we see right? Okay well here's the kicker, in order to get a high score on fruit ninja, don't be afraid to curve your lines a little bit when slicing. There is a certain amount of leniency that you can use to your advantage. Say you see 2 fruits with a bomb in between both and a 3rd fruit right on top, do a little quick curve on your slice and you can still make that combo. Be aware that certain things do not work, for example you cannot make a V shaped cut and expect to hit a combo, it's just not going to happen. However an elongated V with a curve at the bottom will work if you go fast enough.
A technical glitch you should be aware of is that the bombs aren't super sensitive to the slices, you can get fairly close to a bomb with your slice and still avoid hitting it and missing out on 10 points or ending the game depending on what you are playing. There have been many times when using my technique of slicing to the bottom left corner hoping to hit another fruit to keep my blitz going that I have come very close to hitting a bomb, however even getting fairly close to it, it didn't go off, this tip will come in handy in the situation given in the previous paragraph. Don't be afraid to get close to the bomb, but be careful and sensible with how close you get to it, don't expect to slice through and still survive.
In my experience it can do you good obviously, however it's not essential, depending on how good and fast you are you will only get a certain number of points. The highest I have hit is 42, but there are still times everyday where I won't go over 25, it's the technique I use and sometimes I tilt my finger too much, which means my nail is hitting the screen instead of my skin, which obviously means I loose that particular slice.
What I do to get a good score on the pomegranate is instead of doing the what I like to call eraser technique, where it looks like you have a tiny eraser in your hand and you are just going to town on that pomegranate, I just use my forefinger, and flex it back and forth, kind of like i'm saying no to someone in a very flamboyant fashion, but rather than going side to side which would slow me down, it's more of a back to front in regards to your hand. So you are bringing your finger to your palm and then moving it back, just use that technique (by placing the side of your finger on the screen) and you will learn it's much faster than the eraser thing.
Side note: Why I'm not a fan of the pomegranate is because when it comes to racking up points, that still depends purely on how you play in the game rather than shooting high when it comes to the pomegranate. I say this because my dad just got a Kindle fire and obviously I downloaded fruit ninja on there, the free version, and I played it just to see how well I do on a tablet as it is a bigger screen, and I ended up getting 900+ on it without the pomegranate, so there you have it.
My parting words to you
Fruit Ninja isn't based solely on skill, all these tips will only help you get a higher score, but in order to get that 4 digit score, you need to have some luck with the banana's. Getting all 3 at once is awesome obviously, but at the same time you need to have that skill level to be able to keep that blitz going on and on and on. I've tried playing games where I didn't get lucky with the banana's, and I went on and on with the combo's but there's only so many fruits to cut and so many combo's to get in that time frame, that you just can't do it without the banana's.
Well there you have it my fellow fruit ninja's, time has come I must part ways with you and seek the higher path to enlightenment, be strong just as sensei has taught us....may your journey to the top be as fruitful as you have imagined it to be.....
too cheesy? Yea I thought so...
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