Fruit vs Robot – try this intriguing turn-based Community Trivia game
Aug 30, 2012 1:13 PM –
Firstly, Fruit vs Robot is not a subtle sub-commentary on the ongoing skirmishes between Apple and Android. Nor is it a themed fighting game or tower defense title. In fact, the title is perhaps a little misleading. Fruit vs Robot is a community trivia, board and arcade game forum with a nice collection of mini-games to play against other online users from both iOS and Android platforms. These include quiz questions, Four in a row, Reversi and Checkers. It’s fun, challenging and a great way to kill time.
Tested on: HTC One X
Pros & Cons:
- Nice assortment of cool games!
- Ability to earn coins and customise your avatar!
- Play against random strangers or invited friends!
- New title but will allow 3rd party developers to contribute different mini-games!
- Trivia questions often repeat.
Fruit vs Robot pits you against another online play in ultimate battles of genius. Whether it be a cunning game of Reversi or a trivia play off, it’s you verses them at every turn. There are several kinds of mini-games too, so you can compete in whatever takes your fancy. There’s the trivia section which includes questions on general knowledge, music, geography, pop culture and lyrics. Arcade games consist of Balloon Pop, Knockers and Super Balloons. There are also board games to try out; Four in a Row, Gomuku, Reversi and Checkers.
Now, the game is essentially a freemium title so you have to unlock some of these mini games by earning silver coins, which you get after you play a game. Unlocking a new game is usually quite expensive and, while the game is new, I wonder if doing so will be that rewarding. You might spend a great deal of cash on a game only to find no one else is playing it. You can additionally spend your earned coins on improving the look of your avatar. There’s tops, shorts, shoes, hair and more! It makes the game feel more customised and personal to you and items aren’t usually too expensive.
You can either earn coins via playing games, buy coins via in-app purchases or download other games and complete offers via TapJoy. Either solution provides opportunities for lots of coins to spend and most represent a fair value on your time/money.
The way the Fruit vs Robot is right now would appear to be only the beginning. The title is essentially ‘open’ for developers to contribute their own mini-games to. So, in time there will perhaps be far more variety than there is now. As it is, however, there’s lots of fun to be had. The game is surprisingly responsive for a big community title and games can take only a few minutes to complete, so it’s superb for casual gaming on the go.
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Fruit vs Robot – Sample question 1
Fruit vs Robot – Sample question 2
Fruit vs Robot – Sample question 3
Fruit vs Robot – Sample question 4
Fruit vs Robot – Board games
Fruit vs Robot – Also play tic tac toe
Fruit vs Robot – Pop the green balloons
Fruit vs Robot – Trivia games with unlockable categories
Fruit vs Robot – New challenger
Fruit vs Robot – Waiting for challenger
Fruit vs Robot – Winner
With a variety of different mini-games to try out, even those that begin unlocked, it’s an easy game to get into and play for long periods of time. I found myself playing the trivia mini-game the most which is loads of fun and not dissimilar to HyperQuiz. I love the fact that, even when you’re waiting for a competitor, the game gives you a ball to play with.
Personally, I found the trivia section hugely addictive and very rewarding- especially if you know a lot of random facts. The questions, to be fair, could be a little harder, but it’s fun all the same.
The graphics, on the surface anyway, are quite simple. However, there are various animations and transitions which are incredibly smooth and sleek.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The sound isn’t great but this doesn’t diminish the experience too much. There are various sound effects for when you win coins or answer questions right and wrong. Likewise there are various noises when you play other mini-games. Sadly you can’t turn these off if they annoy you as the settings do not allow you.
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