About The Game
Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues is the sequel to the popular casual game, Cake Ninja.
Slide the stylus across the screen to slice cakes into small pieces like a true Ninja warrior.
It is simple, fun and very challenging!
A total of 6 challenging game modes (4 single player, 2 multiplayer)
A collection of bonuses (shuriken, bounce, slow and more )
It features 4 modes in total for single players
Classic - chop up as many cakes / desserts as possible (into as many pieces as possible) while trying not to chop any watermelons in the process (you'll lose points for touching them)
The more pieces you chop items into and the more items you chop up the bigger your score.
Juice Master - My personal favourite mode Watermelons appear randomly from the left or right of the screen and you'll need to get as much if those melons into the blades in the middle of the screen to fill up the juice bar at the side.
The aim is to fill up the juice bar as quickly as possible in as few melons as possible.
It's actually a decent challenge at least for me slicing melons at the right angle and the right trajectory will prove fruitful if only I did that more often!
Melon Mania - This is similar to classic mode but now the only thing that appears on screen to chop up is melons.
As before the more pieces it's chopped into the bigger the combo and the more points you'll rack up.
Not much frustrates me more than failing to beat my own score.
222 - This mode at first glance again appears fairly similar to classic mode.
While the game play remains the same the rules are quite different.
You start with 222 points and must get the score to zero as quickly as possible.
Chopping up the cakes into as many pieces as possible is the only way to achieve this but unlike classic mode where you chop everything in sight you'll have a picture of the "good cake" at the top of the screen only cuts to these will reduce your score.
Take a slice of any other item and your score will increase.
Both Melon Mania and Classic modes can be played in 2 player mode.
I'm not really sure why they didn't include the option for all 4 modes but two is better than nothing.
The game can be played with the game pad (swipe the screen with the stylus) or a Wii mote on the Tv.
Obviously in 2 player mode at least 1 has to use the Wii mote but both can do so if desired.
The four modes you have to chose from.
All 4 single player modes feature online scoreboards and I'm not top of any of them!
The game also features 20 unlockables / Achievements including 15 blades & 5 backgrounds.
These are unlocked by beating requirements in the single player games.
For most this won't be a breeze either while I don't think any feel impossible more than half feel like a decent challenge.
While different backgrounds add nothing more than a personal preference any unlocked blade can be selected as your in game blade of choice.
Unfortunately I have absolutely no idea if these blades have any in game difference at all.
There is no in game indication or online manual indication as to if the different blades have any particular difference)
If they do I would assume it's fairly minimal since you'll still have to swipe the screen to slice in the first place.
Still the achievements / unlocks add some extra incentive to players to improve upon scores and try to beat targets in addition to the online scoreboards.
Another Melon successfully sliced!
Each offers it's own little variety to spice it up.
All 4 modes have online scoreboards for single player games.
Easy to pick up and play.
Controls are simple easy and intuitive.
Online leader boards.
There are plenty of Blades to unlock via various challenges.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Those that don't like "casual" games wont find enough here to change their mind.
Despite all modes having their own rules and differences some will still find the game too repetitive.
Game modes rules aren't that clear when first starting even after looking at the digital manual.
You must use TV to see online rankings (even in off TV mode)
I cannot in anyway be labelled as a casual gamer.
I own thousands of games and spend thousands of hours a year playing & reviewing them.
Gema is more of a casual gamer.
But despite being of oppisite ends of the gaming spectrum we both thought it was a fun time waster to start up and have a few games every now and again.
It's not the best game in the world ever.
But everyone sometimes finds themselves with the odd half hour or so here and there.
Why not take up the samurai and slash a few cakes or melons?
Maybe you'll even make it up the scoreboards.
A casual game it is but even seasoned gamers can have some casual game fun once in a while.
A review copy of the game was Provided by Cypronia and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.