|Platforms:||iPhone, iPod touch|
|Release Date:||May 6, 2009|
Peggle was first released back in 2007 on Mac OS X and Windows and soon after was ported to many other platforms including Xbox Live Arcade, Nintendo DS and it was even integrated as a mini-game in the world’s most popular MMORPG, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft.
In Peggle your goal is to knock out all the orange pegs in each stage, you’ll only have 10 shots to do this, so success will depend largely on how well you can predict where your shot will go after its first bounce. The majority of the stage will consist of blue pegs, they don’t carry any special properties, depending on their position they can make a trivial shot become a complex one. In many cases you’ll need to bank off the wall or another peg to hit your intended target.
To add another layer of gameplay depth Peggle includes a ball catcher that moves back and forth at the bottom of each stage. So not only will you need to angle your shots well in order to hit as many pegs as possible, but you’ll also need good timing. If your ball falls into the ball catcher it counts as a free shot.
The purple pegs are point boosters, all the points earned after hitting the purple peg will be multiplied so it’s best to hit the purple pegs early on while the stage is still filled with pegs. The most important pegs of all are the green pegs, each stage contains two and once hit they activate a your character’s magic powers.
As you progress through the game you’ll unlock new characters such as Claude the lobster, when his magic power is activated a pair of lobster claws will appear at the lower corners of the screen, players will be able to use them as flippers like in pinball.
When most games begin to feel stale after a few stages, Peggle keeps things fresh by serving up well designed stages and gradually adding new characters with unique magic powers. Just when you think you’ve got the hang of Peggle you get a new character with strange powers that forces you to change up your strategy.
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