I occasionally slice fruits that give me 10 extra? points for a "Critical" hit.

  1. Are they worth 10 points total, or 10 extra points on top of whatever you would get?

  2. What impact do Critical hits have on Combos? (eg: Do they count as a combo? Is it possible to get a critical hit and a combo?)

  3. How do I get them? Is there a specific part of the fruit I should be aiming for, or a specific motion, or perhaps a specific point in their trajectory? Or are they just completely random?



  1. They are worth 10 points instead of the traditional 1 point for standard fruit.

  2. They are perfectly valid in combos like other fruit, the combo points are not multiplied by 10, you just get 9 extra points than if there was no critical hit in the combo.

  3. Completely and utterly random. There is no special swiping motion or timing that will get you a critical hit. The game is known to give completely random points as seen in the Arcade mode with the random assortment of power-up bananas.

I imagine they exist for flare. It adds a random element of reward to the game to give it a little bit of extra addiction.

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    If you critical a bomb it won't end your game! – David Yell Dec 12 '11 at 13:41
  • @DavidYell Nice, didn't know that. – Matthew Read Dec 12 '11 at 15:41
  • The other answers were Criticised for source info. What is yours? Many other sites I have seen contradict your notion that critical hits are random. To me it seems like a waist to randomly give critical hits. Especially in Zen Games, etc. where points rely on getting criticals and combos. – Nick122 Apr 8 '13 at 14:07
  • The Laser Blade will give you a critical hit every time you slice a fruit that's near a bomb. (You can see the fruit glow when they're close enough.) – cjm Dec 24 '14 at 3:53
  • The Shiny Red blade gives 25 points per Critical instead of 10. – EKons Aug 17 '18 at 20:01
  1. You receive 10 extra points, so you receive 11 points*.

  2. You can get a combo and a critical hit in the same hit.

  3. It's when you cut the fruit perfectly in the middle of the fruit, it's hard, but it happens.

*At the start of Classic mode, there's 6 fruit and then a bomb. If you do not get a critical on any of these, you will have 6 points while waiting for the bomb. If you do get a critical, you will have 16 points.

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    Do you have any source for this informations? Two of the three points contradict with the highest voted answer. – Jupotter Jul 26 '12 at 4:37
  • It is totally and utterly random. As stated in the comments of that answer by Alex. You receive 10 points instead of 11. Do you even play this game? The first point you have there is easily observable! – deutschZuid Oct 18 '12 at 10:20

A critical hit isn't random: it's when you hit a fruit perfectly down its middle. Now you might say that's hard but don't sweat it: it happens anyways.

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    How did you find that information? Or is it a random guess? – Renan Apr 26 '12 at 0:01
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    I can get critical even when only stroking the tip of a banana with my finger. – fredley Apr 26 '12 at 13:25
  • @QAdley Are you sure there isn't a latency issue that's making you think you only got the tip? – McKay Jul 26 '12 at 5:20
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    Utterly wrong. I'd give you points for imagination, but that's not what this site is about. – deutschZuid Sep 30 '12 at 5:29

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