Super Fruit Ninja and other games for Vision Pro Super Fruit Ninja and other games for Vision Pro

Fruit Ninja has been around since 2010, when Halbrick released the very first version of the game. It quickly became so popular that the developer, naturally wishing to capitalize on the success, ported it to all platforms deserving attention, from PlayStation Vita to even Symbian, and continued to work on this gem. Its latest iteration, Super Fruit Ninja, will be one of the first games available for Apple’s Vision Pro.

Super Fruit Ninja: “truly bananas”

Fruit Ninja was a hit game on Kinect-enabled Xbox consoles, and made thousands of parents worldwide happy: instead of sitting with gamepads, their children jumped and slashed through air like mad, competing against one another, working off energy and losing calories. Vision Pro’s Super Fruit Ninja will be even more entertaining and engaging, according to Samantha Turner, Halfbrick’s lead gameplay programmer, who called the game “truly bananas.”

The game, it seems, goes beyond simple slashing and gains a story layer: using Vision Pro’s capacities, sensei literally steps into your room, and so does the pig. The fruits will allegedly be fired from a semicircle of cannons, and the developer pays special attention to their trajectories, which means they will never be launched in a way as to cause you to topple over while trying to reach a watermelon flying over your head.

All in all, it seems like Super Fruit Ninja is another valid reason to buy an Apple Vision Pro spatial computer. Stay tuned for announcements of other fun stuff the headset enables you to indulge in!

Other Games for Vision Pro

For now, Apple Arcade is focused on mobile gaming. Snapshot from Apple websiteFor now, Apple Arcade is focused on mobile gaming. Snapshot from Apple website

Vision Pro will be integrated into the Apple Arcade ecosystem, and over 250 games therefrom will be playable in the headset. But, if we consider titles that are true “spatial games,” as Apple calls them, on February 2, 2024, when the device becomes available to the public, there will be only 3 of them:

  1. Super Fruit Ninja;
  2. Game Room;
  3. What the Golf.

Item #1 is described in (currently known) details above; item #2, Game Room, seems to be a collection of board games like Chess, Solitaire, Sea Battle, with no clues as to how these tap into the power of Vision Pro; and item #3, What the Golf, is a fully-fledged adaptation of the popular game.

Given Apple’s market share, the list of spatial games will certainly grow larger, and it’s reasonable to expect that the company will release a whole set of gaming devices (boomsticks!) making the experience even more immersive. This is an interesting situation: as we mentioned before, Apple is only catching up on the headset market, but has every chance to truly pioneer spatial gaming. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted.

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