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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Peggle is an arcade-style game that's perfect for kids who love games with lots of noise, colors, and points. The object of Peggle is to launch and aim a ball that bounces around the screen to hit pegs for points. Certain shots called "Style Shots" earn more points, and point totals are sometimes multiplied depending upon the type of peg. Peggle doesn't have any iffy content parents should be aware of.
What's it about?
Create your username and choose one of four modes (Adventure, Quick Play, Challenge, Duel). Use a wheel at the top of the screen to adjust the ball's aim, then start to play by touching a button to fire the ball. There are four types of pegs, and every peg you hit on a shot adds to the subtotal score. The value of the pegs go up as you eliminate orange pegs and you get 10 shots to try and eliminate them all. Certain shots called \"Style Shots\" earn more points.
Is it any good?
PEGGLE has everything kids could ask for in a pinball game: lots of important looking wheels and gauges, satisfying sound effects, a personal trophy room, and fireworks set to Beethoven's Ode to Joy when scoring goes "fever." The only thing missing is tilt physics, which sadly is not taken advantage of. Still, Peggle is just absolute fun, with no worries about violence, frustrations, or the need to make in-app purchases to progress. A winner for simple enjoyment.
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