Keep Catching Them Fruits In The Angry Fruit Video Game

When I first heard of Angry Fruit, I thought that it might have something to do with Angry Birds. It's hard not to relate any other video game that begins with "Angry" to the best-selling avian-inspired game. Anyhow, I was wrong because it didn't have anything to do with Angry Birds. In fact, the game doesn't really have anything to do with anything angry at all.

The Game

Angry Fruit is a relatively calm game for something that's named "angry." The objective of the game is simple: catch the fruits as they fall from the top of the screen to earn points. Avoid the fruits that are made of stone (actually, they're just gray-colored fruits) because they will make your ninja with the fruit basket dizzy and cause you to lose a life.

You start out collecting fruits at the bottom of the ocean. When you collect enough point, you're floated right up to the next level, which features a cloudy backdrop and then an outer space background. The more fruits you catch, the faster they begin to fall and the more confusing will be the mix of stone fruits and real fruits. 

There are also bonuses and power-ups that you can collect, such as one that makes all the fruits invisible, one that makes you invisible, one that makes all the fruits turn into colorful balls, and one that gives you an extra life.

The Good

The thing that I found attractive about Angry Fruit is that it's so colorfully done. The graphics really stand out with its thick-lined cartoon style which makes it appealing, to adults like me who like that sort of stuff and also to kids, of course. I like that it has a variety of gameplay modes available: endless mode (collect fruits until you run out of lives), time attack (collect as much points in 90 seconds), evade all (don't catch anything), and the kids mode (just like endless mode except the fruits fall really, really slowly).

I also particularly liked the fact that you could choose to either make use of the accelerometer on your device to play by tilting your iPhone or iPod to the left or to the right to catch the fruits, or control the ninja fruit-catcher on the screen by dragging him back and forth with your finger. 

The Bad

Angry Fruit is a straightforward and simple arcade game. That said, there's no goal here except to catch (or avoid catching) fruits, depending on the type of gameplay you've selected. There are no clear-cut levels and no storyline to work with. Just plain old catching fruits and avoiding the stony ones and that's it. The great disadvantage to all this is that things will obviously get boring after a while.

The Verdict

You can get Angry Fruit for your iPhone or iPod Touch here: iTunes App Store