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Monday, January 7, 2008

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Peggle for iPod Reviewed
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Pocket Gamer is now offering a new review of Peggle for Apple's iPod multimedia device. The game combines elements of pachinko, pinball, and even Breakout to create a unique mix of action and strategy. Pocket Gamer gave Peggle a score of 9 out of 10.

From the review:

An enormously popular web-based title from PopCap's casual stable, Peggle is a version of the equally popular Japanese game pachinko. Both consist of a falling ball, a set of pegs for it to bounce off and an incongruous riot of noise and colour to accompany the otherwise unmoving spectacle of uncontrolled descent.

To be fair, some skill is involved in Peggle. As the pegs thin out, you'll need to be able to roughly judge trajectories, consider rebounds and calculate angles, but these moments take up the least time and give, by and large, the least pleasure. Really, Peggle is all about randomness, and watching your ball cascade by sheer fluke onto the right peg is every bit as satisfying as pulling off a skilful shot.

Indeed, your input is limited to an opening moment. You control a turret at the top of the screen, and at the bottom is a lidless drum that sweeps rhythmically back and forth. Between turret and drum is an arrangement of pegs and tiles varying in complexity from simple grids to elaborate designs following the contours of the zany, beautifully-drawn backdrops.
The full review is available at the link provided below.

Pocket Gamer: Peggle iPod Review

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