Arcade Mode is one of the three regular modes in Fruit Ninja. In this mode, the player must slice as many fruits as they can in sixty seconds, while avoiding the purple bomb. Blitz and Bonus Bananas can appear in this mode. A single Pomegranate can appear as well as the Dragon Fruit. Fruit Ninja Frenzy allows Smoothies. Although the player cannot use Smoothies in the regular Fruit Ninja, he can buy power-ups from Gutsu's Cart in IOS and Android versions to help improve your scores. This mode cannot be played in early versions of Fruit Ninja Free, but it can be played starting with version 1.8.8 of the free version.
There are three types of Special Bananas, which each last five to eight seconds individually. But this time increases when slicing another Banana, which can chain the effects.
- Frenzy - As the name suggests, a lot of fruits come from either the left or right side, giving you a chance to make large combos.
- Freeze - It freezes the time 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.
At the end of every game, you get three different point bonuses added (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. As of now, it is unknown how many there truly are.
|List of known bonuses||How to get bonus||Points worth||Difficulty|
|4 Fruit Combo||Get a 4 fruit combo||5||Very Easy|
|All Three Bananas||Get all 3 bananas||10||Easy|
|5 Fruit Combo||Get a 5 fruit combo||10||Easy|
|Multiple of Five||Get a multiple of 5 to your score||10||Medium|
|No Bombs Hit||Don't hit any bombs||10||Easy|
|Combo Rookie||Get a few combos||10||Easy|
|Combo Apprentice||Get some combos||15||Medium|
|Multiple of Ten||Get a multiple of 10 to your score||20||Somewhat Hard|
|Great 6 Fruit Combo||Get a 6 fruit combo||20||Somewhat Easy|
|First & Last Fruit||Slice only 1 fruit or slice the same fruit as the very first fruit in the beginning and the very last fruit in the end||25||Medium|
|Combo Assassin||Get a good amount of combos||25||Somewhat Hard|
|Mega 7 Fruit Combo||Get a 7 fruit combo||30||Medium|
|Nothing But Freeze||Only get freeze bananas||30||Variable|
|Nothing But Double||Only get 2x bananas||30||Variable|
|Nothing But Frenzy||Only get frenzy bananas||30||Variable|
|Combo Master||Get a lot of combos||35||Hard|
|Right on a Hundred||Get a multiple of 100 for your score||40||Very Hard|
|Glorious 8 Fruit Combo||Get an 8 fruit combo||40||Hard|
|No Fruits Dropped||Don't miss any fruits||50||Hard|
|No Bananas Sliced||Don't hit any bonus bananas||50||Variable|
|Impossible 9 Fruit Combo||Get a 9 fruit combo||50||Hard|
|Combo God||Get a really large amount of combos||50||Very Hard|
|Bomb Lover||Slice at least three bombs||50||Variable|
|Triple Digits||Get a multiple of 111 for your score||50||Hard|
|10+ Fruit Combo?!?!||Get a 10 fruit combo or more||55||Very Hard|
|It's So Beuatiful||Complete a game with the Rainbow Blade||75||Very Hard|
|Nothing But Berry||Slice every single strawberry and nothing else||100||Somewhat Easy|
- 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.