Games

Windows Phone Collections: For The Kids

Games

More mobile Xbox games delisted as Windows Phone struggles to find its way

Xbox

PSA: Xbox Live connectivity issues affecting Xbox 360 and Xbox One; Netflix and Twitch also down

Xbox

PSA: Xbox Live currently experiencing issues, impacts Xbox One and Xbox Music

Games

Rival Knights brings medieval jousting to Windows Phone

Games

The sequel to the popular Dhoom:3 The Game is here… time for the Jet Speed!

Games

Lost Echo, a 3D action adventure game jumps from iOS to Windows Phone Store

Games

Magic Realms for Windows Phone suffers a game-breaking update [Updated]

Games

Ubisoft brings Valiant Hearts and Tetris Ultimate to Xbox One and Xbox 360 this summer

Xbox

Xbox One coming to India in September starting at INR 39,990

Games

Dream of Pixels unleashes beautiful puzzles on Windows Phone

Games

Kabam pledges to bring The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth and other casual titles to Microsoft platforms

Xbox

Xbox Live Gold members can now get two free games on their Xbox One

Games

Ice Rage: Hockey, a smashing Windows Phone game full of body checks

Apps

Hack the world with Watch Dogs mobile companion game 'ctOS'

Games

Asphalt 8: Airborne gets updated, adds the SSC Tuatara to the garage

Games

These are the best 'Match Three' games for Windows Phone

Games

Disney releases two new Windows Phone 8 games, Lost Light and JellyCar 3

Games

As expected, Disney Solitaire comes to Windows Phone 8

Microsoft News

Microsoft hires comedian David Mitchell for latest Lumia UK ads

15

Fruit Ninja for Windows Phone's price slashed to 99 cents

Fruit Ninja

As if the release of Wordament for Xbox Live wasn’t reason enough for Windows Phone gamers to celebrate, we get a new price drop today as well. Halfbrick’s Fruit Ninja now costs 99 cents, down from the original price of $2.99.

Fruit Ninja is the world’s most popular fruit-slicing game. It’s made all the rounds, including getting an exclusive Kinect version on Xbox 360. The Windows Phone version lags behind the iOS version (and the 360 one) in terms of content, but even in its woefully not-updated-for-Mango form, it’s a fun and approachable game. Choose one of three game modes and go to town on those dastardly, nutritional fruits! The Xbox Live Achievements are glitchy for some users, but on the whole they’re fairly reasonable and you’ll probably get them all after a while. Check out our review for more impressions.

As I said before, Halfbrick seems to have dropped the ball with updating Fruit Ninja on Windows Phone. The ball must have fallen down a well, where it's extremely difficult to retrieve. The Australian developer also announced Age of Zombies back at the Windows Phone launch, and yet the game has never materialized. Unfortunately for us, they are averse to answering emails, so we can’t provide an official word on whether they’ve dropped Windows Phone support. As we wait for Age of Zombies to materialize (or even Jetpack Joyride, for that matter!), feel free to email ol’ Halfbrickey and ask them to show Windows Phone the love it deserves.

Fruit Ninja now costs $.99, the same as the original iOS game. Get it here on the Marketplace, my fellow ninjas.

QR: Fruit Ninja

0
loading...
0
loading...
29
loading...
0
loading...

Comments

There are 15 comments. Sign in to comment

ShahinTr says:

Price drop reason, obvious, Windows phone has a heck load of new customers coming in at a fast pace, last thing Microsoft want is people complaining why the price of standard games is high. We were the minority I guess.

valapsp says:

We don't need price slash for Ffruit Ninja instead we need an update to it. Right?

R0NELL says:

Good thing I didn't get the game last week.

trazer says:

Eventually the devs will get back on board right? I sure hope so, WP deserves better support than its been getting so far.

Now if only devs cared.

erix_2pac says:

I agree! Update the game pls for all of us specially for those who bought the game for $2.99 like me..

Bushybro says:

Sent them an email with my 2 cent. Paid the higher price, at least give us an update

ahuczek says:

Sweet time to buy!

mishanctrl says:

Shoot, just bought two days ago at old price.

Gatlyn says:

Is it possible that this game is the Deal of the Week and didn't actually get a price drop?

DavidinCT says:

I got this when it was on sale for $1.99.... but, $0.99 ? It's great to see prices come to what other market. I look forward to more markdowns.
 
As I look through the marketplace, there is a bunch of apps for $4.99 that are in other marketplaces for $0.99 to 1.99. When they start really dropping, I'll buy a lot more games :)

Mr_Rippe says:

Funnily enough, I spoke to one of the Halfbrick guys at PAX East about this. He claimed that Microsoft had really strange restrictions on updating Xbox Live games on WP7, specifically saying that they (devs for Xbox Live WP7 games) could only push out 4 updates a year. He dais that went against their style of developing games, which is to update constantly and pust new content all the time.
The developer also said that Windows Phone 8 will be removing most of the silly restrictions on the platform, including the one mentioned above, and that they will be returning to the platform once WP8 comes out.
If what he claims is true, I don't blame the lack of support at all. It's a similar situation to TF2 on the Xbox 360; they weren't allowed to update it as frequently as they qould like, so they just stopped updating it. At least they said they'd be returning to the platform once WP8 comes out, so I look forward to eventually playing Jetpack Joyride.

Paul Acevedo says:

Hmm... If they'd updated it four times last year, I don't think we'd be complaining. They only pushed a single update, which consisted of bug fixes and no new content. I do understand the certification process is unpleasant for developers, but they're still giving a raw deal to customers by firing the game and then forgetting it.

rbf1337 says:

I don't like the game but I purchased it to support lower pricing on the market.

matt.grech says:

Damn man, not only did I have to pay 2.99 but now devs are a abandoning us as well? Come on, we deserve better then that! =/