Excerpt: Casual developer, Popcap, unload four of its classics on one little disc. Over the last eleven years PopCap Games is a name that has become synonymous amongst gamers of all types. With over 40 titles under their belt since they formed in 2000, PopCap are probably best known for titles such as Bejeweled, AstroPop, Bookworm, Heavy Weapon, Zuma, Peggle and Plants vs. Zombies.
Conclusion: Once you shop around and knock the price down a little, you can basically see it as paying slightly over the odds for Peggle (which we’d gladly do) and getting three free games as a bonus. The peg-demolishing time sink might be a five-star game in its own right, but we can safely say that it’s the only one on this disc.
Conclusion: Whatever happened to compilations? Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s they were all the rage, and sold pretty well too. Who remembers the US Gold collections? Anyone? No? Oh well. Anyway, PopCap have put four of their hit Xbox Live Arcade titles together in one package; Pop Cap Hits consists of Bejeweled 2, Astropop, Feeding Frenzy, and Peggle. So now you can go all bricks n’ mortar and actually buy it from a real shop and everything. But is it really worth doing that?
Excerpt: , which was released for the Xbox 360 a little over a fortnight ago. Unfortunately, despite the fact that PopCap is one of our favourite developers, the compendium failed to make a great impression, as it came at too high a price and was a little low on "hits".
Conclusion: These are 4 solid games in PopCap Hits, all of which are incredibly enjoyable for almost anyone. Even the hardcore of gamers can’t deny playing Peggle at least once. If you’ve often seen someone on your friends list playing Peggle and had a snigger, then I strongly advise you to at least download the trial, as Peggle alone makes this worth having.
Pros: Peggle Peggle Peggle Peggle Peggle. Oh and Bejeweled. Cheaper than buying all individually on Xbox Live.
Excerpt: all made a huge impression, dazzling us with their uncomplicated yet utterly addictive gameplay. With the list of casual classics that PopCap has at its disposal, a collection of some of the finest games on one disc is enough to make the mouth water. Unfortunately, despite the money players save from purchasing four games in one neat package, not all of the titles would be high on our shopping lists.
Summary: Originally starting out as PC based Flash games, it's great to see these slices of fun on a console. The amazing thing about them is that they are all single screen games, but no one minds that one bit. So very hard not to like.