Ad-supported Fruit Ninja Free now on Android

We know how it is. You want to play Fruit Ninja on your Android device, but that hefty $1.28 stays your hand every time. Worry no more, for a new free version of Halfbrick's fruit-slicer is now available on Android Market. Simply titled Fruit Ninja Free, the game includes all of the features of its comparatively costly sibling, including three different gameplay modes and OpenFeint support.

Being free, it also includes a brand new feature not seen in previous versions: Advertisements. Ads pop up once the game loads and between fruit brutalizing sessions as well. But hey, it's still free Fruit Ninja, right?
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ANDROID USERS CAN NOW DOWNLOAD FRUIT NINJA FOR FREE

BRISBANE, Australia - July 21, 2011 - Fruit Ninja, the smash-hit mobile game from Australian game development studio Halfbrick, is now available for free on the Android Market. New and existing fans now have the opportunity to download the full version of the game, share their scores through OpenFeint and chop their way up to the top of the leaderboards without paying a penny.

Fruit Ninja is the highly addictive gaming craze that lets players master their ninja-chopping skills by slashing and splattering fruit. Players slice simply by swiping the touch-screen with one or more fingers, with Classic, Zen and Arcade being the three different game modes to choose from.

Fruit Ninja Free also includes all Dojo content, featuring blades and backgrounds which can be unlocked by completing various objectives within the game. Players who sign up for an OpenFeint account can also access global leaderboards and Facebook/Twitter posting for high scores.

Fruit Ninja was recently nominated for a 2011 Webby Award in the Handheld Games category, and has become an international phenomenon with more than 35 million downloads worldwide. The console version of the title, Fruit Ninja Kinect, is set to release later this summer on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system as part of Microsoft's fan favorite Summer of Arcade promotion, and available via download from Xbox LIVE Arcade.

To download the free Android version of Fruit Ninja, please visit: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.halfbrick.fruitninjafree

For more information about Halfbrick, please visit: http://halfbrick.com

About Halfbrick

Founded in 2001, Halfbrick has been on the forefront of the Australian game development industry for more than a decade. After years of experience developing licensed titles for platforms such as Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the studio has begun expanding its portfolio with a range of original self-published games for downloadable platforms. In 2010, Halfbrick became one of the most well known independent developers in the world with the success of Fruit Ninja, Monster Dash and Age of Zombies on mobile devices, and other releases such as Raskulls on Xbox LIVE Arcade. The studio continues to create fun and unique games and looks to explore new opportunities and technologies in the world of casual games development.



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This article was originally published on Joystiq.