Peggle (Series)

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Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Turn-Based

Released: February 2007, updated in 2014. Added to this library 3 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Overview

In Peggle, you fire a small ball into an array of pins that are triggered and disappear when the ball touches them. It's like a bright, saccharine pachinko game. But. being electronic you can earn all sort of bonus balls and abilities by hitting particular combinations of pins.

The game has an Adventure mode here you work through fifty-five themed levels. The goal of each level is to clear the board of the twenty-five random pegs that are turned orange at the start of the level, by using a ball launcher located at the top centre of the screen to strike one or more of the pegs. Every five levels there is a new Peggle Masters character that grants a unique special ability: a second ball, show the ball's path, larger ball catcher.

Peggle is available on many systems:

  • Peggle (2007) on PC, Mac, DS, Xbox 360, PS3, iOS, Android
  • Peggle Nights (2008) on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Peggle Dual Shot (2009) on DS with multiplayer option
  • Peggle 2 (2013) on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4
  • Peggle Blast (2014) on iOS and Android with In-App Purchases

 
This game is good if you want to nurture imagination in primary school children, connect and challenge friends or play your first video game.

Commitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. In Dual mode 2 players (local or online) take turns on the same board to score the most points. In Peg Party mode up to 4 players online get their own boards and compete to score the most. A bit like game/Tetris Tetris 99 you see small versions of the other players’ boards off to the side but you can't hamper their progress.

Costs

This game is free to start playing. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

Peggle is free to start on iOS and Android, with in-game purchases for extra balls and power-ups to help you progress.

You will need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4. You will need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox 360 or Xbox One.

This game is free with Origin Access. This game is free with EA Access. Multiplayer on DS or 3DS is available with one copy of the game, via Download Play feature.

Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Accessibility

System settings: Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a wide range of system features including some that can be used on all games, like the excellent co-pilot mode. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more.


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For families, the trial access to new games is actually a great feature. You get 10 hours which in many cases enables you to play the game as much as if you purchased it -- either from children getting bored of the game, or adults not having enough time to finish them. If you do want to carry on you just pay for the game (with 10% discount) and your progress is kept.

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