Fruit Ninja, everyone’s favorite fruit-slicing game for the iPhone and iPad, just keeps getting better. Early on they introduced Zen Mode: no bombs, no lives, 90 seconds of combo-scoring glory, and included an HD version for the iPad. Then they introduced the head-to-head multiplayer mode via the Game Center.
This week, Halfbrick Studios finally revealed the new mode behind the mystery banana: Arcade Mode. You get 60 seconds and there aren’t any lives so you won’t die. However, the bombs take away 10 points each, and they’ve thrown in a few magic bananas: slice one and you get a special effect for a limited time. One doubles your score, Freeze slows time down, and Frenzy throws a pile of fruit on the screen. If you’re lucky enough to chain a few together you can really rack up some high scores. Plus, you get bonuses for multiple combos, and at the end of the game you get a few more bonus points—for avoiding bombs, getting a lot of combos, or hitting all three types of bananas.
If you already own Fruit Ninja, here’s another great reason to fire it up. And if you don’t, what are you waiting for? At only $.99 for the iPhone version or $4.99 for the iPad version, it’s a great deal for some fresh-picked fun.
Check out the trailer for Arcade Mode below (after the jump):