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Developer: Bottle Rocket
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★½☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★☆☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★½☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

If you’re like me, you’ve never heard of Annoying Orange. When I first saw the icon for Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage on the iTunes App Store, I knew I had to review it, purely out of wondering what was going on with this creepy-looking orange character. The game is based on the popular YouTube series by the same name. The show stars an orange named – yeah, you guessed it – Annoying Orange, who heckles other fruits in the kitchen. Much of the personality found in the online video series has been carried over to the iPhone game.

In Kitchen Carnage, you’re tasked with having to fling different kinds of produce across a kitchen counter and into a blender. The game’s difficult increases as you play and you’ll have to deal with several blenders on screen, some moving, some not, and each worth a different number of points, depending on how difficult it is to score in that blender. Also, you’ll get more points for scoring with the more oddly-shaped fruits, such as bananas and pineapples.

The gameplay of Kitchen Carnage is simple and straightforward. Slinging the different kinds of fruits as they appear on screen takes some practice, as you’ll have to get a feel for the sensitivity of the controls. But for the most part, the game isn’t too difficult to learn how to play. In fact, this is a good game for anyone looking for something that doesn’t require a huge time investment. It’s one of those games that you can pick up and play for a few minutes to kill time while you wait for something more entertaining to happen.

Unfortunately, that’s really all Kitchen Carnage is. There’s not much depth to the game, so it lacks longevity. I can’t see myself wanting to return to Kitchen Carnage much in the future. That’s not because it’s a bad game, but rather, there’s simply not a whole lot to it.

So, not a bad game, but not something you’re going to fall in love with, either. Unless, of course, you’re a huge fan of the Annoying Orange character; in which case, we’re sorry.

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