Review – Peggle
Publisher: PopCap Games, Sony Online Entertainment (SEO), Valve Corporation (Steam)
Developer: PopCap Games, Q Entertainment (Nintendo DS)
Platform(s): PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, iPod, Web Games, Macintosh, Nintendo DS, Wireless
The Scoop: I started to play video games at a very young age. I mainly grew up on those old school penny arcade games that you found in everyone’s home. Games like Pac-Man, Dig Dug and Mr. Do! remain as priceless gems in my collection, as games of those caliber aren’t often created in nowadays generation. Recently I have discovered through Level Up News’ familiar face, Abe Arceo, PopCap Games addictive title, Peggle. A title that bestows such addictiveness and arcade functionality, it’s hard not to play for hours on end without getting that fuzzy nostalgic feeling.
The Setup: Peggle is sort of a sort of like pinball except you don’t have pins to knock your ball around. The basic point behind the game is to clear the screen of any and all red pegs that are scattered around the level. You have ten balls to try with and also can gain different power-ups along the way to help you achieve victory. So when playing Peggle, just remember to conquer the red pegs, hit the green pegs for power-ups and knock into the purple pegs for some awesome bonus points. Sounds simple, but it’s a very testy game and you’ll find yourself restarting levels if you’re not patient enough to line up your shots and to have a game plan.
What’s Hot: I can sit here and name several different things that make Peggle a must buy game for any arcade gamer.
- Gameplay: Gameplay is probably the strongest point in Peggle as this game will prove to be a very addictive experience that’ll keep bringing you back for more.
- Level Designs: The level designs really add a lot to the game. Their smart and each level gives it’s own advantage to the player.
- Wide Variety: A wide variety of things to do is available in Peggle as you can play it’s Adventure, which adds for a wide variety of levels, Duel Mode which allows you to play against a friend or the computer, Challenge Mode which allows you to play different challenges or you can just do the Quickplay Mode to play any level that you’ve already unlocked on the Adventure Mode.
- Available on many platforms, with the Playstation 3 being the latest.
What’s Not: Hmm? The fact that it’s so darn addicting I suppose? Peggle is an all around great game with very little to complain about.
Final Verdict: Definitely a great game for any style of gamer. Very addicting and very unique in the sense of originality and good clean fun for everyone to enjoy. I’d definitely recommend Peggle to anybody and everyone who might be interested in having a fun time.
Playstation 3 gamers can also download Peggle from the Playstation Network for $9.99.Review - Peggle,