Fruit Ninja, the wildly popular fruit-slicing arcade game from Jetpack Joyride creator Halfbrick, has sprouted a spinoff game that seeks to make learning math more fun for kids. Enter: Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master.
Developed by Halfbrick in collaboration with Krome Studios (best known for the console platformer TY the Tasmanian Tiger), Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master has children helping Katsuro and his friends find the Lost Tablets of Fruitasia and rescue Truffles the Pig by slicing their way through various math challenges.
These challenges correspond to math skills normally taught to children aged 5 to 7: addition and subtraction, multiplication by skip counting, number comparison and sequences, and shapes and fractions. They're graded accordingly to encourage kids to continue learning and players' progress in them is logged automatically to enable parents and teachers to keep track of it.
Aside from the challenges themselves, which already make mastering essential math skills engaging, Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master features comic-style storytelling, unlockable rewards, and collectible stickers.
Check out the trailer for Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master:
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Halfbrick designates Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master as a “Child-Safe” app. This means that unlike most other Halfbrick titles, it contains no analytics functionality, requires no logins, includes no advertising, and offers no in-app purchases.