By Brett Molina,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Charming pinball-like puzzle game, now with 4-player mode.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Peggle 2 wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
This arcade game doesn't have a message.
Positive Role Models
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.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
A Peggle Master named Berg, a yeti, shakes his behind after puzzles are finished, with his rear end censored as though it might be exposed. Otherwise, little else to worry about.
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Players can participate in online matches with others and engage in unmoderated voice chat, which opens the door for potential bad language.
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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.
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How is this sequel different from the original Peggle game.
- Platform: Xbox One
- Subjects: Science: motion, physics
- Skills: Collaboration: meeting challenges together, Thinking & Reasoning: solving puzzles, strategy
- Available online?: Not available online
- Publisher: PopCap Games
- Release date: December 9, 2013
- Genre: Puzzle
- ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
- Last updated: August 25, 2016
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