And here it comes… FRUT NINJA KINECT is coming!
Great looking fruits, very impressed.
Shame about them trying to use every fucking font known to man at the same time. There’s, what, at least 3 different fonts going on is there?
But this is one occasion where I can overlook a font-tombola. It’s fucking BANGAI-O!
More screenshots here, excited FRUTCHUMS: http://uk.media.xbox360.ign.com/media/085/085263/imgs_1.html
BANGAI-O is coming to XBLA!
Srsly. Who’d have thought?
Bangai-o HD MISSILE FURY is going to be… well actually I’ve no idea. It’s probably the Dreamcast version all HD’d up as opposed to the DS or N64 version.
Don’t know anything else yet other than it’s coming sometime in Autumn.
Oh yeah, and it’s got FRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT!!!!!!!!
Postal III is a game for twats about a twat. I couldn’t give a fuck about it, or its fans. No strong moral objection or anything, it’s just the only people I know who like the Postal series of games are actual proper tossers. Or children. Either way, they’re fucking dirty fruit dodgers.
Anyway, what’s all this about SCRUMPING?!
As this video shows, apparently you can scrump apples.
For those unaware of the practice of scrumping, it means stealing apples. (aka OGGY RAIDING)
Shame that you’d have to buy Postal III to get some virtual scrumping in. Still, fruits is fruits, and as such we gots to cover it in Fruitaku.
An alert (and probably involved in the development) Fruitaku reader pointed us recently to the direction of ‘Fall’ – a simplistic one button game from One Switch Gaming.
|Fall – a Screenshot. Contains FRUT.|
WAIT? WHAT? YES! It’s everyone’s favourite time: BULLET POINT REVIEW TIME.
- YES! Contains FRUT. Good fruit too, nicely rendered in few pixels. Fine selection of the essentials too. There’s all the crowd pleasers such as cherrys, bananas and PULMZ… none of the tat like SWEETS or you know, that sort of trot.
- ONE BUTTON! You can play it with one finger, toe, other implement. We’re super duper all for games with simplistic controls here at Fruitaku; especially games which can even be played by people who have something better to do with their other hand, or those who don’t have hands that work so good.
- MAN WITH BIG NOSE! Yes! The dude in it has a big nose
- IT’S NOT SHIT! We at Fruitaku enjoyed playing this game.
- TOP OFFICE GAMING ACTION! It’s short and fun and straight in to the action. None of this tutorial muck.
Inclusive gaming + fruit = FRUITAKU APPROVES
So, Strawdog Studios alerted us to their XBLA game ‘Space Ark’ recently on a comment to another ARTICLE on FRUITAKU.
And well they might do! For their game SPACE ARK is “chockablock” with FRUT! It’s essentially a Breakout clone where you bounce an animal off your bat/trampoline. You can control the animals a little in the air with one stick, and control the bat/trampoline with the other. To play it evokes head patting / tummy rubbing ambidexterous thinking which makes the whole affair feel like twin-stick shooter Arkanoid with a fruit fixation. IN SPACE!
In fact, Space Ark has everything that should be in every great game:
Simple objective made slightly tricky by quirky control system? CHECK!
Bonus multipliers for skilled players? CHECK!
BUT WAIT – SOMETHING IS WRONG!
Let’s have a look at some of the animals you’re bouncing about…
And what on Earth is going on here? Another super-deformed animal richly embued with the sort of disturbingly alien eastern european concept of “cute” that no one outside Yugoslavia can really dig. You know when you used to watch the Moomins and it freaked you out? This.
So, if you want to play a very well tuned action puzzler full to the brim with fruit and clever little gameplay hooks, snap up Space Ark immediately.
However, if you’ve done a lot of drugs in your past and find the above pictures horriffic (I haven’t even began to tell you how FUCKING DISTURBING the blinking animation cop out is) then leave this well alone.
8/10 if you don’t mind the terrible characters and animation
6/10 if you get disturbed by charmless character design easily
While the STINKING FRUITLESS PRESS JUNKET known as E3 begins to wind down and the wretched ranks of the scurvy pustuled, greasey haired fruit ignorers wind their rickets wrought journey back to their parent’s houses, FRUITAKU keeps on giving out the WORLD FIRSTS
In agreement with our official poll on what is the best video game fruit, veteran vidja journalist, unpopular internet personality and junkfoodie Stuart Campbell answered our question on his formspring.me –
The people have spoken, a representative of the press/clergy has spoken, countless esteemed game developers have made and CONTINUE to make fruit-em-ups, now all that is required are for the publishers to GET WITH THE PROGRAM and give us MORE FUCKING FRUTS TO COLLECT PLEASE.