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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Experience the ball-bouncing, peg-busting phenomenon sweeping the globe, now on Xbox LIVE Arcade. Do you have what it takes to become a Peggle master? Conquer dozens of levels with 10 different characters, each with a unique special power. Face off against two to four friends in multiplayer play over Xbox LIVE, and test your skills with the Grand Master Challenges. Take your best shot. Game modes: Enjoy multiple game modes like Adventure and Quick Play. Multiple challenges: Play through more than 55 levels and 75 challenges, using 10 Peggle Masters with unique abilities. Multiplayer: Join with friends for 2-4 way multiplayer over Xbox LIVE plus local multiplayer, co-op, and party game modes. [PopCap Games] Expand
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  1. Peggle is a drug. But a good one. And with no special "after effects." [June 2009, p.94]
  2. Peggle is without a doubt my favourite title on the Xbox LIVE Arcade. From the addictive gameplay to the many challenges on offer, and with more promise, this game is a must for any Xbox 360 owner and at 800 Microsoft Points, there really is no excuse.
  3. 90
    Peggle is a game that everyone should play, even if you've already done so on multiple other platforms.
  4. The deliciously addicting game shines on XBLA for a meager 800 Microsoft points. The little touches -- the loading bar phrases and the visuals -- lend credence to Peggle’s relevance on Microsoft’s downloadable service.
  5. While it's a shame that the Xbox 360 experience doesn't do more to move the established template forwards on the multiplayer front, it would also be fairly nit-picky to allow such concerns to detract from the fact that Peggle was, and still is, a wonderful, maddeningly moreish gem of fuss-free game design. Every home should have one.
  6. It's a very easy game to pick up and enjoy.
  7. It would have been nice to stretch the brain-box a bit with crazier modes or challenges, and the inclusion of a level editor certainly wouldn't have hurt, but at 10 dollars, Peggle is a welcome addition to my procrastination repertoire.

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  1. Rem
    Jul 12, 2013
    Peggle is a masterpiece without question. It perfectly blends the hardcore with the casual into an addicting experience. I give few games perfect 10s, but Peggle most certainly deserves it. Peggle is simply oozing with personality. The colorful and expressionist art style really blends with the characters who accompany you. Not to mention the music that beautifully walks the line with beauty and humor. Of course we play Peggle for its simple but masterful gameplay. Simply shooting balls into pegs has never been this fun. It remains strategic while adding a healthy dose of an arcade feel. And when you nab that slo mo sequence and hit the last peg along with a flourish exit, this game exceeds more than the sum of its parts. Peggle comes with a ton of replay value as well. With this package all tied together into a game that is polished and outstanding, I'll be more than happy to keep playing time and time again. Expand
  2. AnthonyV
    Mar 20, 2009
    I can forgive some of the lame cartoon characters that serve as the guides in this game - they become so arbitrary in comparison to the whole package. And what a package Peggle is. The pachinko-on-drugs concept is simple. The execution is fantastic. It was a ton of fun on the iPod, and on a powerhouse like the XBox 360, the bells and whistles make this game even better. PopCap has become masters at making what videogames should be - fun, addictive, and dare I say it - classic. Expand
  3. Michael
    Jul 28, 2009
    Although i would never let my mates see me on a game called 'peggle' i have to since it has been the best £8 I've spent in months. It is devilishly simple but similarly addictive in the way that you will go on at 1pm and get off at 5pm expecting it to be 3pm! The 'guides' and menu layout are slightly over childish but apart from that, the childish nature of the game unnoticeable whilst your playing. WARNING do not get this game if you have important exams! It will be responsible for you working in Macdonalds when your older. Collapse
  4. TobyO
    Mar 23, 2009
    Much better than it has a right to be. I don't like Bust a Groove or similar seemingly strategy-void puzzlers, but Peggle is impossible not to like. The physics, sound design, and writing -- things usually all but ignored in this genre -- excel to a point that you're hooked on the ball-dropping action. Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2013
    Peggle is a game that on Xbox 360 is good, but maybe a little too short. The gameplay is basically Pachinko with special powers. The goal is to destroy some red pegs in the field, and it's incredibly addictive. The game has a cheery atmosphere, but is basically the same game as the PC version with online mode. The graphics are ok, and the soundtrack is ok too, but even then the music when you win is almost humorously epic. Adding almost nothing new in comparison to other PopCap's games, I think you should get the game on the Plants vs Zombies DVD collection that includes this game, Zuma and PvZ, unless you already have some of this games. Expand
  6. Nov 23, 2012
    Its fun at first but it gets boring fast. This game has been collecting dust in my collection for awhile now. It was fun, played it for atleast 10+ hours. I guess I got my money worth, but it got boring fast. Expand
  7. FredJ.
    Mar 13, 2009
    The premise is quite simple and the game is great fun, if only for a short while. Few will find this title capable of holding their attention in the long run as this game is taylored made for short sessions and casual players. Though for $10, this isn't a bad distraction. Expand

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