Peggle 2

Game review by
Brett Molina, Common Sense Media
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Charming pinball-like puzzle game, now with 4-player mode.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Educational value

Peggle 2 wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Positive messages

This arcade game doesn't have a message.

Positive role models & representations

The game features Peggle Masters that encourage players as they progress through puzzles, and will celebrate when you complete one.

Ease of play

Peggle is very easy to learn. Players fires balls with a cannon using one button, while the thumbstick aims from left to right. Bumpers allow users to fire with greater precision. Players get introductory instructions on basic controls as well as tips on using the Peggle Masters' powers. 

Violence & scariness
Language

Players can participate in online matches with others and engage in unmoderated voice chat, which opens the door for potential bad language.

Consumerism

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Peggle 2 is a charming, challenging puzzle game featuring colorful "Masters" that guide players through dozens of levels. Players must knock out pegs by firing balls from a cannon, and leaning on special powers from their "Masters" to guide them. Outside of one character who shakes his behind after finished levels, the game is a safe choice for kids.

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What's it about?

Peggle 2 is a puzzle game similar to pinball, where players must knock out all orange pegs in a level to advance. Pegs start out lined up in rows before shifting to more advanced designs such as flowers or spiders. Players must carefully judge the angle of the ball they fire from a cannon to strike as many orange pegs in one hit as possible. Guiding players are five Peggle \"Masters,\" each with special powers, such as Bjorn the unicorn with a Super Guide that lets players see the trajectory of a ball after it's fired. The game boasts 60 Adventure levels, dozens of Trials with specific goals, and a Peg Party multiplayer component with matches hosting up to 4 players.

Is it any good?

Peggle 2 is a highly entertaining, whimsical puzzle game with a charming cast of characters. It's easy to play, but places a high emphasis on skillful play. Bonuses are rewarded for performing tricky shots, so although players can easily clear levels, the top scores are earned by completing more difficult challenges or attempting advanced shots. Peg Party is a fun addition, featuring a simple four-player faceoff to score the most points. It's colorful, kid-friendly, and a fantastic addition to the Xbox One library. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • What makes Peggle 2 fun compared to other puzzle games?

  • How is this sequel different from the original Peggle game.

Game details

For kids who love puzzlers

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