Buy Peggle from iTunes now
Another laser-guided hit from the PopCap Games team comes in the form of Peggle - a game that is essentially about firing a ball and watching it ping off loads of pegs a bit like a reverse pinball machine. It sounds simple because it is, but there's a depth and beauty to this cutesy puzzler that's hard to resist.
Above: Lord Cinderbottom can burn through pegs with his fire ball
The premise is straightforward - knockout all the orange pegs amongst the glut of blue ones and you win. You have a limited amount of balls to use so choosing your shot carefully is where your skills are tested.
You're helped in your peg-whacking pursuits by ten different characters - or Peggle Masters as they're known here. Each one of them has a special skill, activated by hitting the green pegs on screen, so Master Hu (an owl) has the Zen ball, which calculates adjustments to automatically make you score more points than where you just aimed. Or Tula (a sunflower) who takes out 20% of the remaining orange pegs on a stage. As you bang through the adventure mode you'll need to learn which one's are best for which stage.
Above: There's no greater feeling than nailing loads of pegs at once
It's the combination of adorable characters, exciting sounds when you hit loads of pegs in one go and the obsessive nature of achieving high-scores that makes Peggle perfect for iPhone/Touch. It's also packed with enough modes and challenges to keep you going for months.
28th May 2010