New iOS Game Bonsai Slice Turns Your iPad Into A Sword

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If you’ve ever wanted to slash and hack your way around a party full of your friends, now may be the time. Bonsai Slice is a new free-to-play multi-player iPad-only party game that has you using your iPad as a sword, slicing and dicing your way through a bunch of wacky objects. You’ll collect new swords, chase high scores and crazy combos, and compete with your friends in real time and online.

You can even play in single-player mode, but where’s the fun in that?

Check out the video below for a taste of the sword-swinging action.

New iOS Game Bonsai Slice Turns Your iPad Into A Sword

The game was developed by Francisco Tolmasky, who you may also know as the creator of Objective-J, a programming language that adds the benefits of objective-oriented programming concepts to Java. Tomalsky was also one of the original members of the Apple team that created Safari and Maps on the iPhone.

The game uses the iPad’s gyroscope, letting you swing, slash, and stab a sword just by swinging your iPad around in the room. There’s some fun-looking game levels in the above video, like the spin move. Just be sure to clear yourself some space in the room; we wouldn’t want you smacking a party guest’s face as you aim for that high score.

Bonsai Slice is an easy $2.99 download, so what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a copy for your iPad, and tell all your friends — your parties will never be the same again.

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