Veggie Samurai Review
- Familiar food-slicing gameplay you may already know and love.
- Added 'dicing' mechanic with separate combo chain.
- HD iPad native client available.
- A little too 'close to home' with gameplay and modes
- Darker atmosphere with sedate palette.
For those who already own Fruit Ninja there's little reason to stray, but Veggie Samurai is still a fun title for those who have yet to purchase either one.
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Without diving head-long in to the debate over what some consider a controversial release, Veggie Samurai by QuantumSquid Interactive is the unabashed vegetable-themed doppelganger to the immensely popular Fruit Ninja. The App Store certainly isn't a stranger to cloned titles, but some certainly tow the line a lot closer than others.
The basic controls of Veggie Samurai remain the same as those for Fruit Ninja, with players swiping the screen to enact brutal vengeance against healthy food items, however if you cut back along those halves you can now 'dice' these pieces for a new combo bonus. A separate chain bonus is provided for managing to continue to slice & dice vegetables, giving players a good reason to be faster and more accurate with their swipes.
The 3D graphics for the vegetables are great, with each item being clear and easy to see and little chunklets spray out as you make your slices, however the background seems out of place with the juice splattering mid-air between you and the wooden sliding doors. There are two gameplay modes to choose from, with Samurai and Harmony mirroring the Classic and Zen modes in Fruit Ninja.
It's honestly hard not to overlook the many similarities between Veggie Samurai and Fruit Ninja and ultimately it feels like QuantumSquid have tried to steal Halfbrick's thunder. While this may leave a bitter taste for some gamers, Veggie Samurai is still a fun game to play and ultimately that's what counts when you put your money down.
DescriptionJOIN OVER 4 MILLION VEGGIE SAMURAI PLAYERS!!
It's time to give veggies what they have had coming for years...
Feel the power at your finger tips! Put your swordsman skills to the test as you use your fingers to slice and dice veggies of all shapes and sizes in Veggie Samurai.
Veggie Samurai is an addictive, pickup-and-play action game that puts you in the heart of all-out veggie carnage.
****** 6 DISTINCT GAME MODES ******
--- Samurai Mode - 3 Lives. No time limit. Avoid dropping veggies. Avoid poison vials.
--- Harmony Mode - Time based. No poison. No lives. More action. More combos.
--- Chaos Mode - All Out veggie smack-down. 3x the pace.
--- Sort Mode - Selective slicing. Only the chosen veggie shall pass.
--- Match Mode - Frenzied action. Spot the matches. Slice combos. Use the "Wild Pepper". HUGE combo sizes.
--- Training Mode - Free play. No time limit. No hazards.
****** FEATURES ******
--- Slicing AND Dicing allows you to cut up veggies multiple times (some veggies can be diced a surprising number of times...)
--- Watch your score skyrocket as you perform Slice Combos, Multi-Dice Combos, Dice Chains, Pea Killers, Onion Blossoms, and more!
--- Score big bonus points with Rare MEGA VEGGIES that can be triggered by figuring out the secret, in-game prerequisites
--- Keep your eyes peeled and score big points with the rare bonus veggies!
--- Fight for global bragging rights atop the Open Feint Leaderboards
--- 32 Achievements and counting… (as if dicing veggies to bits wasn’t enough)
****** IN DEVELOPMENT ******
- Open Feint - Game Feed integration
Now go out and prove your worth as a VEGGIE SAMURAI…
Veggie Samurai is in no way associated with Halfbrick Studios and/or the game Fruit Ninja.