Excerpt: Peggle 2 is one of the coolest puzzle games I have ever played. Players launch a ball down into what looks like a pachinko machine. The goal is to get all of the red color orbs. Once an orb is touched by the ball in Peggle 2 it will go away.
Excerpt: Peggle 2 is the newest downloadable title available exclusively for Xbox One and one of the most anticipated launch window games announced for the new console earlier this year at press events.
Excerpt: Peggle is back and the sequel, currently available exclusively on Xbox One (but probably only for a limited time, if past events are an indicator of what we can expect in the future), is good enough that you might wonder why you were okay with it ever leaving.
Excerpt: Peggle 2 for Xbox One has 1000 achievement points available for what the most part is an XBLA title. If you played the original Peggle then you already know, if not hit the jump for more sweet Peggle talk. Queue ‘Ode to Joy’, you big hunk of Ludwig you.
Conclusion: Concept: Shoot silver balls at colored pegs. Repeat until you are satisfied
Graphics: The characters are animated nicely, but there really isn’t much to look at here. Just sharply defined blue and orange pegs
Sound: One of the most uplifting scores yet.
Summary: But this is only part of the point. Peggle 2 flourishes as new quirks are added. Purple pegs increase your score multiplier for that shot. As you clear orange pegs, another multiplier accrues. As you clear the board, you get more and more points, and completing trick shots is worth even more.
Excerpt: I only jotted two things down while I played through Peggle 2 on Xbox One. The first was: "joy-puke rainbows :)!!!!!!!!!!" Anyone who played the original likely knows why. Peggle, at its most basic, is a beautifully crafted symphony of simplicity.
Pros: Clean, beautiful presentation, Insanely fun core gameplay, New Masters have clever powers
Cons: There are only five Masters, The lack of leaderboards is seriously a bummer, Challenges are sometimes more frustrating than fun
Summary: I love the rising notes that accompany the bounce of a Peggle ball as it tumbles from peg to peg, each tinkle perfectly pitched to the serene melodies underneath. I love how each selection on the menu screen is accompanied by the notes from Peer Gynt's "Morning", a subtle nod to Peggle 2's wonderful...
Pros: Engrossing mechanics and scoring system, Hilarious master animations, New master powers are well thought out and fun to use, Loads of extra content to play through, Charming music, sound effects, and visuals