In theory, translating Halfbrick's popular fruit-slicing mobile title to Kinect is a remarkable idea. It's hard not to buy into the idea of one-to-one karate chopping of juicy produce in your living room. Fortunately, in practice, Fruit Ninja Kinect works and plays just as well as you'd hope.
Fruit Ninja Kinect (Xbox 360)
The concept is simple: from off-screen, fruits are tossed into your field of view and it's your job to cut them down for points. In the case of Fruit Ninja Kinect, this is done by simply swiping or chopping with your hands. If you've any concerns about the accuracy of Microsoft's Kinect and potential irritations, squash them right now. Whatever magic Halfbrick has harnessed needs to be shared with other developers; Fruit Ninja Kinect's feeling of one-to-one accuracy is a triumph.
With all of that said, its $10 price point may be the only thing that would keep someone from picking up Fruit Ninja Kinect. Even still, it's unquestionably enjoyable, and easily the best version of Halfbrick's popular title. If you're motivated by outscoring your friends or see a rowdy fruit slicing party with friends in the future, you won't regret a Fruit Ninja Kinect purchase.
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