Dec 1, 2011

Peggle for Nintendo DS #GamersGiftGuide

Winner: 2011 National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval
Each level of Peggle challenges the player to shoot a limited supply of balls at a field of colored pegs to clear out specifically marked pegs while attempting to achieve a high score through skilled shot planning.
Peggle is a great game. It has a rhythmic, hypnotic quality not often found in other media.”
-NY Times
Do yourself a favor and give Peggle a chance — it may not grab you by the lapels at first, but give it a few minutes and you won't be able to pry yourself away from the computer.”
-USA Today
Fans of other PopCap titles will likely recognize Peggle for what it truly is: a colorful, addictive game whose brilliant simplicity only adds to its charm and appeal.”
-Entertainment Weekly

About PopCap Games:PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 500 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.

Available at major retailers including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Sam’s Club GameStop, Target, Amazon, Fry's, Comp USA and online.

My Thoughts on Peggle for Nintendo DS:
Peggle is a great game for all ages.  This is one of my personal favorite games that we played for the gift guide.  It's part strategy and part luck.  It almost feels like playing an old school TV game show.  You figure out your strategy, aim and shoot and then just sit back and wait and see how the ball bounces.  I think the strategy behind it has some educational value as its geometry based.  It isn't a game my three year old can get through too many levels of (unless he gets a really lucky bounce) but he still has fun playing it because he enjoys just watching the ball bounce and things like up.  It's a little like pinball except that once you let the ball go you have not control over what happens.  This is a game I will be playing myself for sure.  Great if you're looking for a totally clean, family friendly game!!

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this video game for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are my own honest personal feedback.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of those games that is fun until it gets to the point of making you mad LOL! I love these types of games, but I always end up getting mad when I can't get it right.


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