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Peggle (Windows)

ESRB Rating
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall MobyScore (14 votes) 3.7

The Press Says

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Gaming since 198x
Vous sentez cette éspece de frénésie dont vous avez été atteint en lisant la dernière partie du test ? Cette sorte d'hystérie à la limite de l'onanisme en public ? Et ben c'est comme jouer à Peggle. Parce que Peggle, c'est pas très joli, c'est pas finaud finaud, mais alors c'est tellement jouissif, avec un tel sens de la récompense, que ça pourrait transformer Soeur Emanuelle en hardcore gameuse.
Honestly, there is very little to find wrong with Peggle. It's one of those rare games that gets everything right, from ridiculously addictive game-play and multiple game modes to beautiful graphics and enjoyable audio to welcome extras such as funny characters, an instant replay option and the climactic end to each level. Do yourself a favor and give Peggle a chance - it may might not impress at first -- but be sure to stick with it as you won't be sorry. Your family, on the other hand, might not be as pleased with your newfound PC companion.
Binary Joy
Peggle is a wonderful game it will keep you entertained for many weeks. It’s certainly one of the best casual games I have played this year - and I would recommend it to anyone.
90 (UK)
An ode to joy is exactly what Peggle is. It's a constant series of rewards, slapping you on the back and tickling you affectionately under the chin for what you achieve by design and accident alike - the purest of celebrations of what videogames are all about. It's non-violent, very funny, incredibly charming and gently asks more of your brain than reflex. It creates nostalgia for a period of gaming that probably never actually existed. But now it does. Peggle! Peggle! Peggle!
Atomic Gamer
Overall, Peggle is probably the biggest surprise game of the year for me so far. Normally, I avoid PopCap stuff because it is so simple and makes me want more 15 minutes in. Peggle, however is different – while it is simple and seems to not offer much on the surface, there’s a whole other game buried deep within for the hardcore gamer. The subtle touches, though, are what really make this game worth picking up, particularly for 20 bucks. Hardcore gamers, don’t miss out on this one because of the company it is from – it is a fun game to play in between the crazy frag sessions.
Out Of Eight
Despite its simplistic controls, Peggle is a very enjoyable game. It strikes a great balance between planning your shots and lucky bounces. The physics look to be truthful, and although you can’t adjust the initial speed of your ball, this doesn’t come into play too much. The satisfaction you get when landing a really good shot (either through skill or luck) makes playing Peggle quite rewarding. Its unique combination of different games also makes Peggle an original title, which can’t be said for almost all arcade/puzzle games. It might not have the depth of, say, Europa Universalis III, but Peggle is a very fun game with high replay value that almost anyone would enjoy.
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
Peggle is a fun, good-looking, and challenging little time waster that takes a great game from our childhood and updates it nicely. Some of the game modes pass by a bit too quickly and easily, but other modes more than make up for that. As a whole, we enjoyed it very much.
Impulse Gamer
At the end of the day, Peggle is definitely a game to even play at the end of the day as it's quite addictive and games can be quite short, without giving too much time to play. It's a comforting game and an entertaining game. The gameplay is fun, however sometimes extremely frustrating, yet something about Peggle makes you come back for more and more.
Thunderbolt Games
The abundance of luck in the “Extreme Fever” aspect of Peggle Deluxe is frustrating at times, but that doesn’t mean that it’s difficult to spend many hours on this game. There’s just something hypnotic seeing where the ball will go next, the bright colors and the hope that a high score will be broken. It may not be a puzzle game for the ages, but not many games can make time waste away like this one can. I just hope that the American workplace doesn’t get a hold of this game or I fear the economy will worsen even more.