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Visually busy arcade game is pinball on steroids.

What parents need to know

Educational value

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

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
Not applicable

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

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.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:October 27, 2011
Category:Puzzle Games
Size:114.00 MB
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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Kid, 10 years old September 14, 2010
it isnt only an app its for computer to kinda fun its for computers to got boring after a while COMPUTERS!
Kid, 10 years old July 19, 2010


good app
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Educational value
Teen, 13 years old Written bydr duck June 25, 2010

Creative game is a mix of pinball and arkinoid



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