It’s not just the Macintosh which turned 30 this year. Another beloved franchise many of us were introduced to as kids, Ghostbusters, also ushers in its fourth decade with… an update to Halfbrick’s fructose-slicing iOS game Fruit Ninja?
That’s right, the game which we first reviewed all the way back in 2010 has received a ghostly update which enhances the already fun title with some neat new visual effects and a great haunted soundtrack.
Instead of a ninja blade, the update means your fruit chopping is now carried out using the Ghostbusters’ proton packs, while true to the movies there’s even the possibility of “crossing the beams” to create an explosion that will turn every melon, pineapple and orange into instant fruit salad.
The game characters, meanwhile, all sport Ghostbuster jumpsuits, the fruit carries a distinctly ghoulish pallet, the menus are suitably altered, and the background music will put you in the mood for Halloween and an early Ivan Reitman movie retrospective.
A trailer for the update can be seen below:
Fruit Ninja can be downloaded from the iOS App Store for $0.99 at this link, although the Ghostbusters update is free for anyone who already owns the game.