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iPhone Game of the Day: Peggle

Game: Peggle
Price: £1.79/$2.99
Size: 10.2MB
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

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5 comments

  • Spybreak8 - May 30, 2010 3:49 a.m.

    Can never have too much Peggle. I got a Game Art & Design degree with the help of my parents and so I paid them back by getting them addicted to Peggle haha. No really I am planning on paying them back with real cash.
  • Hypermonkey262 - May 28, 2010 10:22 p.m.

    I have way too many versions of this game already.
  • AFTERLIFEJOSH - May 28, 2010 8:31 p.m.

    This game is truly amazing, so amazing that i have have bought it three time: Xbla, PC, and Iphone.
  • TomMishkin - May 28, 2010 12:41 p.m.

    Best game ever or something. Played it on the DS, then bought it for the iPhone. I'm still trying to clear 100% of the pegs in every level to achieve the Ultimate Amazing Unbelievable Trophy Of The Win. I'm halfway through and fearing the moment when I won't have no more things to achieve. Guess I'll uninstall the game and reinstall it just to get all the achievements again.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - May 28, 2010 12:16 p.m.

    EXTREEEMMEEE FEEVERR!!! and first.

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