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.
Charming pinball-like puzzle game, now with 4-player mode.
Common Sense Media
3 January 2014
Summary: Parents need to know that Peggle 2 is a charming, challenging puzzle game featuring colorful "Masters" that guide players through dozens of levels. Players must knock out pegs by firing balls from a cannon, and leaning on special powers from their "Masters" to guide them.
Excerpt: Peggle is easily the most casual game there is. I can say this because out of all the casual games I tried to have my wife play, nothing held her attention as much as both Peggle and Peggle Nights did. It's no surprise that Peggle 2 was welcomed with open arms.
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.
Summary: The original Peggle came out of nowhere. It took a simple concept of peg-based brick-breaking that had been a staple of gaming basically since the beginning, and added a unique cartoon sheen that gave it a ton of character.
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.
Excerpt: If you’re not drawn to pinball or pachinko, you might wonder how launching balls at fields of colored pegs could hold millions of players in thrall. But take it from us: you’ll have a hell of a time prying yourself from the clutches of this ridiculously addictive puzzle/action hybrid.
Pros: + Immediately accessible, enjoyable, and endlessly replayable physics-based gameplay with ample room for practice and mastery., + Vibrant presentation filled with personality and celebratory pyrotechnics.
Cons: - The finest targeting adjustments can be difficult to make; restrained multiplayer; dodgy Kinect support., ? Why is the stoner troll’s mug full of water instead of mead?