You gotta love
"casual games" and Peggle is no exception to the rule and comes from
those wonderful developers PopCap who not only make entertaining
games but also damn frustrating ones. As with Bejeweled and Zuma,
Peggle is a difficult game to describe due to its unique quirky
nature, however if you played the classic arcade games of the 80'
such as Puzzle Bobble or Breakout, than Peggle probably sits
somewhere in the middle.
miraculous Magic Powers!
Master 55 levels
of bouncy delight!
Play friends or
the computer in Duel Mode!
breathtaking artwork and music!
Replay and save
your best shots!
The key behind
Peggle is the bounce balls off various pegs in order to clear
certain colours in a gaming environment that is similar to that of a
pinball machine. You also have a set number of balls available and a
Tetris like bucket at the bottom of the screen to catch the balls
when they start coming towards you.
Well... describing it is, however I recommend you download the trial
from the official website at
www.popcap.com/games/peggle. The goal in the Peggle is to take
out the orange balls in the gaming world, however if you take out
some of the blue balls as well, you will be awarded more points.
Needless to say, it's quite a clever little game.
So who exactly are
the Peggles? Well my dear readers, the Peggles are animals who have
created these strange and mythical levels. Thankfully, these Peggles
do provide some well deserved humour to the gameplay and they teach
you a special power which can be used throughout the varied gaming
environments. These powers help with a vast number of things and
without spoiling them, they do assist in making your points go
ballistic. It should be noted that the title contains a few
different gameplay modes from quick games to an interesting
Games such as
Locoroco and Patapons are not considered casual games but music is a
strong part of these games and Peggle is no exception to the rule
which truly utilizes sound and music into the gameplay. The
developers have ensured that the sound goes hand in hand with the
gameplay and when you're on a role, the sounds just keep better and
louder, almost like a pinball machine. Match that with a great
musical score which is quite orchestral at times and the classic
score may not have you bopping but it will assist in immersing you
into this addictive title.
title is quite colourful with "cartoon" inspired characters and even
a few special effects thrown in here and there. Each of the
environments that you play range from a variety of locales from
underwater areas and land based which helps liven up the gameplay.
At the end of the
day, Peggle is definitely a game to even play at the end of the day
as it's quite addictive and games can be quite short, without giving
too much time to play. It's a comforting game and an entertaining
game. The gameplay is fun, however sometimes extremely frustrating,
yet something about Peggle makes you come back for more and more.
Definitely one of
the better casual games of 2009!