Arcade Mode is one of the three main modes in Fruit Ninja. In this mode, the player must slice as many fruits as they can in 1 minute, while avoiding the purple bombs. Blitz and Bonus Bananas appear in this mode. A Pomegranate will appear at the end of each match before the bonus screen. Dragon Fruit can appear in this mode as well.
Fruit Ninja Frenzy also allows Smoothies. The player can buy power-ups from the shop to help improve their scores. This mode could not be played in early versions of iOS versions of Fruit Ninja Free (Now simply known as Fruit Ninja®), but it could be played in version 1.8.8 and onward.
In Fruit Ninja 2, the player can use power ups they've earned to assist in increasing their scores. These power ups are not the same as Fruit Ninja's, as rather than being a one round use they can be used infinitely with only a minor cooldown.
While most rounds cost nothing to play, game modes like Arcade Rumble require golden apple tickets per each round.
There are three types of Special Bananas, which each last about eight seconds. But this time increases when slicing another Banana, which can chain the effects.
- Frenzy - This banana spawns continuous streams of fruit from both sides of the screen allowing for easy points without the threat of bombs.
- Freeze - This banana pauses the timer and slows down the gameplay, allowing you to easily chain combos. (Unless Ice Blade is used)
- Double points - This banana doubles the number of points you obtain for a short period of time.
Triple Points - When the Princess Blade is equipped, the Double Points (2x) Become Triple Points (3x) and triples the number of points when you slice the fruit or combos.
At the end of every game, you get three different point bonuses added to your score (the three highest point bonuses you've earned), each between 5 and 100 points. If you met less than 3 conditions which allow for a bonus, a Tasty Fruit, Fruit Mix, Fruit Salad, Juicy Slicing, or Delicious Fruit will substitute it, at the minimum possible at 5 points. Currently, it is unknown how many there truly are.
|List of known bonuses||How to get bonus||Points worth||Difficulty|
|4 Fruit Combo||Have four as your largest combo||5||Very Easy|
|All Three Bananas||Slice all three bonus bananas||10||Easy|
|5 Fruit Combo||Have five as your largest combo||10||Easy|
|Multiple of Five||Get a multiple of five to your score||10||Easy|
|No Bombs Hit||Don't hit any bombs||10||Easy|
|Combo Rookie||Get several combos||10||Easy|
|Combo Apprentice||Get some combos||15||Medium|
|Multiple of Ten||Get a multiple of 10 to your score||20||Medium|
|Great 6 Fruit Combo||Have six as your largest combo||20||Somewhat Easy|
|First & Last Fruit||Slice only one fruit or slice the same fruit as the very first fruit in the beginning and the very last fruit in the end||25||Variable|
|Combo Assassin||Get a good amount of combos||25||Somewhat Hard|
|Mega 7 Fruit Combo||Have seven as your largest combo||30||Medium|
|Nothing But Freeze||Only slice freeze bananas||30||Variable|
|Nothing But Double||Only slice double bananas||30||Variable|
|Nothing But Frenzy||Only slice frenzy bananas||30||Variable|
|Combo Master||Get a large number of combos||35||Hard|
|Right on a Hundred||Get a multiple of 100 for your score||40||Very Hard|
|Glorious 8 Fruit Combo||Have eight as your largest combo||40||Hard|
|No Fruits Dropped||Complete a game slicing every fruit||50||Hard|
|No Bananas Sliced||Finish a game without slicing any bonus bananas||50||Variable|
|Impossible 9 Fruit Combo||Have nine as your largest combo||50||Hard|
|Combo God||Get a huge amount of combos||50||Very Hard|
|Bomb Lover||Slice at least three bombs||50||Variable|
|Triple Digits||Get a score of 111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888, or 999 before bonuses.||50||Very Hard|
|10+ Fruit Combo?!?!||Have ten or more as your largest combo||55||Very Hard|
|It's So Beautiful||Complete a game with the Rainbow Blade||75||Variable|
|Nothing But Berry||Slice just strawberries and nothing else||100||Variable|
At the end of each round in Fruit Ninja 2, each score after the first is evaluated. If the score is higher than before, that will override the previous score on the leaderboard. If it is less than or equal to the score, nothing will happen. Each level of the leaderboard receives a reward at the end of the events duration. Even those who have not played in the event will earn a reward, though it will be lesser than those in the higher tiers.
- This mode was added as part of Update 1.5, on November 3, 2010.
- This game mode was used as the basis for Fruit Ninja FX and Fruit Ninja FX2.