Fruit-themed games are far more popular than you may think. A wide variety of games have fruit at their core, or at the very least, have fruit as a central component of the gameplay or what you need to collect.
From pineapple poker to the Wumpa fruit in Crash Bandicoot, fruit can be found across the gaming spectrum. Here are 9 of the best video games that include fruit.
While not as tricky or skilled as pineapple poker, Fruit Ninja is easily one of the most popular fruit-based games of all time. The graphics are colorful and fun, and the gameplay is straightforward to learn and difficult to master.
Players swipe a sword across their screens and try to chop fruit to earn points. You get bonuses for cutting multiple fruits in one slice, and there are multiple modes to test your fruit-cutting skills.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
While fruit may not be the biggest part of Animal Crossing, it is essential to the gameplay. You can grow and collect fruit, as well as buy and sell it across your island. Animal Crossing is all about creating your own unique home and world, and fruit is part of that.
You can grow apples, oranges, cherries, peaches, coconuts, and pears. You can also find other varieties of fruits by visiting other islands or Mystery Island.
Another game that has fruit as a major part of it is Stardew Valley. You take over your grandfather’s dilapidated farm and have to work, farm, and do tasks to get it back to its former glory. You can play through the main storyline and carry on your adventure long after the story is finished.
As mentioned, part of this farm revival includes planting and harvesting a variety of fruits, including apricots, cherries, bananas, mangoes, oranges, peaches, apples, pomegranates, and many more.
There are very few fruits in video games as famous as the Wumpa. It is the main collectible in Crash Bandicoot games, and for every 100 you collect in the game, you get an extra life. The Wumpa abilities also vary depending on the game you are playing.
In Crash Bandicoot 4, collecting Wumpa will equate to getting a certain number of gems, which can be used to access other features.
Fruit Farm is a very simple yet highly addictive game similar to Candy Crush. Your job is to match the fruit in rows or groups and then collect the water droplets and clovers to progress through one of the hundreds of levels available.
While the game is simple to play and understand, new levels are added all the time to ensure that you never run out of Fruit Farm fun.
Fantasy Farming: Orange Season
Your farming dreams can come true in the cute and delightful village of Orange Town. Orange Season allows you to create the farm you have always dreamed of while helping out your fellow townsfolk and building friendships along the way.
The game includes a storyline you can follow, or you can create your own. You can also mine, farm animals, fish, and farm a large variety of fruits, vegetables, and crops.
That Blooming Feeling
That Blooming Feeling is one of the more unique games on this list, but it is no less fun and interesting. You play the role of a walking puddle that has to run around a dry and desolate desert watering the plants and fruits around you.
You need to ensure you don’t dry out by returning to a larger pond and rehydrating again before heading out into the desert. Eventually, your world will be full of beautiful plants, fruits, trees, and animals and creatures that will come and explore what you have created.
Another game similar to Candy Crush, Fruit Bomb has hundreds of unique and exciting levels to test your skill and wit. You need to use all the fruit around you to bomb yourself out of the level and move on.
The game has simple mechanics and gameplay, but the real test is how to escape the level without using up all of your limited moves.