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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.
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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