One of the core principles in game design is FRUT inclusion. Before any game designer sits down to design a game, the first thought that comes into their mind is always ‘how can I get some FRUT in this game?’ In fact, in most game design degrees nowadays, a whole academic year is dedicated to the correct implementation of FRUT in the medium of videogames.
At the core of the correct FRUT inclusion principals is the Fruit Ranking Unified Table.
The Fruit Ranking Unified Table
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The table denotes the approved proportional points scores for each all all frutz that can be in videogames.
It also splits fruts into various classifications:
Fruts which are actually FRUITS
VEG but also quite nice to collect. Not as nice as fruts though
I don’t like to collect these fruits so much
The kings of frut. Big scorers and probably tasty to eat if you could eat a vidyafrut
These fruts can either give you a crappy amount of points, do something nasty to you, or do something cool. You never can tell, and this may vary from game to game
Man Made Fruits
These are nice fruits to collect for score, but they’re not proper fruts.
Please note that in the man-made fruits section; the forbidden frut ‘FRUTONIUM’ is represented by a ?
This fruit must never be put in a videogame because it would award the player with so many points there aren’t enough numbers in the world to satisfactorily display its value and the game would break.
Next week Final Fight Double Impact is out on XBLA.
The question on everyone’s lips however is, ANY FRUT? Well, we’ve trawled the screenshot galleries and found the following…
Fruit fans will be pleased to hear that YES! WE HAVE SOME BANANAS!
Grapes have also been observed. Playing the original game in MAME found overall the game runs at 0.75 FPM (frut per minute)
After purchasing the Full Game on XBLA – we can also report sightings of APPLEZ!
Greetings, fans of videogame fruit!
It’s the welcome return of Fruitaku, which after a long gap of updates is BACK BACK BACK with more FRUITY NEWS and VIEWS!
This week, a quick look at the FRUIT capabilities in the reasonably new iPhone app ‘noby noby boy’
Let’s cut to the chase… it’s got FRUT in it! And no pulmz as far as we can see at Fruitaku towers.
After just a few minutes tinkering, we were able to feast our eyes on this fruity montage…
Magnificent! Noby Noby Boy gets 8/10 (could have more fruit)
Hello Fruity Chums! New poll up today on Fruitaku – what is the best fruit ’em up of all time?
As you all know, a fruit ’em up is a videogame which involves collecting an inordinate amount of fruit. This genre, as you’ll all agree, is the pinnacle of videogaming. Why? Well allow me to explain…
Since the dawn of time, man’s principal past time has been collecting fruit. It is imperative to his very survival that mankind develops an innate, primordial and un-wavable urge to visually locate, track down and consume fruit. This is why videogames which feature the collecting of fruit satisfy both man’s competitive desire for hunting, but also that of fruit collection.
Other videogames may often forget the basic need to satisfy our primeval urge of fruit hording and collection, but that is to their detriment. Sure, it may satisfy some urges, such as ‘pretending to be in a band you’re not in’ or ‘driving a car you can’t afford on a pretend road’ or in some cases ‘killing another human being’ … but there is no pleasure as visceral, as all encompassing as fruit collection.
It is with this in mind that we ask you to answer this simple opinion poll:
WHAT IS THE BEST FRUIT ‘EM UP EVER?
the options hand-picked by Fruitaku are…
– Bubble Bobble
– Rainbow Islands
– Pac Land
– New Zealand Story
– I don’t like plums
The poll is open for voting and can be found in the top right of this page.