Peggle

Common Sense Media says

Visually busy arcade game is pinball on steroids.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Scoring is ridiculously complicated but playing is easy. Just press Fire to launch a ball and eliminate all orange pegs to level up. Very useful is the Super Guide, which indicates trajectory with a dotted line.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

An inconspicuous signpost on the opening screen leads to a buy screen for two other PopCap games and a link to the Web site.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Before they can play, kids have to type in a first name, which will appear on a global leaderboard in the unlikely event they make the cut. Duel play keeps the game between friends who hand off the phone.

 

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 kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

Peggle wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Peggle wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Dana Villamagna

Parents say

Kids say

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?

QUALITY
 

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.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:October 27, 2011
Category:Puzzle Games
Size:114.00 MB
Publisher:PopCap
Version:1.6.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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  • Best: Really engaging, great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging, good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging, good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging, okay learning approach.
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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bydr duck June 25, 2010
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5
QUALITY
 

Creative game is a mix of pinball and arkinoid

:D
Kid, 10 years old July 19, 2010
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10
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awesome

good app
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Educational value
Kid, 10 years old September 14, 2010
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2
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it isnt only an app its for computer to kinda fun its for computers to got boring after a while COMPUTERS!

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