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Fruit Ninja wallpapers chop their way to Windows Phone

Do you like slicing fruit as much as we do? Then you’ll want to check out the Fruit Ninja-themed lock screen wallpapers that Microsoft released today. The pack contains both transparent and non-transparent versions of three different designs, for a total of six images. With these, even when you don’t have time to play Fruit Ninja, you’ll still look like you do.

What’s the occasion? As some of our readers who play console games may know, Fruit Ninja Kinect is coming to Xbox 360 on August 10 for 800 MS Points ($10). It adds motion support and multi-player to everyone’s favorite fruit fighting game. The wallpapers are a way of thanking Windows Phone gamers for making Fruit Ninja such a success while perhaps reminding them to check it out on 360 too.

You can grab the Fruit Ninja wallpaper pack here. (This is a Filesonic link. Scroll down and click on Slow Download to download it for free.)

Microsoft is also running a Fruit Ninja contest at Comic Con later this month. Non-attendees can enter too. Check out the details below:

We're so excited that the already popular Fruit Ninja on Windows Phone is coming to Kinect on the Xbox 360 that we are running a contest at Comic Con! Visit the Xbox 360 Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel and compete in the Attack of the Fruit Ninja Challenge for a chance to win a custom Fruit Ninja Xbox 360 with Kinect, custom Fruit Ninja Windows Phone and fruit for a year! Harness your inner ninja skills and get the highest score of that day for a chance to win. The contest will run on July 23rd and 24th.Won't be at Comic Con but still want to win? We're also running the Fantastic Fun and Fruit Sweepstakes in addition to our onsite contest. Text Splattermelon to 76060 between July 21st and July 24th. One random winner will be chosen to win a custom Fruit Ninja Xbox with Kinect, custom Fruit Ninja Windows Phone and fruit for a year.

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!

13 Comments
  • Lol no thanks
  • That is where we are hosting them, dude.
  • That's so freaking awesome!
  • So it seems microsoft has embraced the transparent wallpaper trend. hopefully will see support for syncing them in the next zune release and maybe they'll allow the start screen to stay visable all the time when using them in a future update (if they didn't do so in mango)
  • Any chance Fruit Ninja will be the deal of the week on WP7 the week it is released on 360?
  • That's pretty sweet. God WP7 is so awesome.
  • Doesn't seem to work. Well, the transparency works, but on a static lockscreen, the transparency is replaced by random colours and the date text in random places. Would post a pic, but my phone is my camera.
  • Running Mango? I haven't tried these yet, but rumor has it that on Mango beta, transparency doesn't work right now.
  • Seriously, what's with the lame hosting? Why not use some modern service?Here is the zip: http://min.us/mduNbQsFirst time I've shared a gallery on min.us, so let me know if I didn't do something right.
  • Lame hosting? Really? Just because you have to wait 30 seconds? Great to see some mature patience around. FileSonic is a fantastic hosting platform, especially for large files (I host around 200 50MB+ with them). Much faster speeds than most competitors. The zip archive has been downloaded almost 600 times already, yet you're the only complainer?
  • It's not about patience, it's about simplicity. FileSonic might be fantastic (especially for large files, which this is not), but it doesn't work any better than other solutions in this case.Multiply 30 seconds and 5 clicks for each of those 600 people that downloaded the zip and you will get quite a lot of wasted productivity. Combine it with the complex interface of such sites, the difficulty of finding the proper "Download Free" option, the visual overload of all the blinking ads and promotions, and you get, like I said, a pretty lame experience.Compared to just clicking "Download". But hey, whatever, I'm just an immature and impatient user, because I like simple and fast solutions.
  • I can never download anything of filesonic, forever telling me I can only download one file at a time when I'm not downloading anything else lol Trying to force me to pay I think
  • love those wallpapers thx