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Postby Fingerfood » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:21 pm

Well, there's a version that comes in the Orange Box, which is essentially a Orange Box version of the original Peggle. This version is simply named Peggle Extreme, and is an Oange Box exclusive. (Can't just purchase Peggle Extreme)

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Marc Saltzman of Gannet News Service says:

You might not understand the appeal when you first launch "Peggle," a computer game from PopCap Games, but give it 20 minutes and you won't be able to put your mouse down.

The idea behind the downloadable "Peggle" is a simple one: Fire a silver ball at the top of the screen in a given direction and watch as it falls toward the bottom.

With only a predetermined number of balls per level, you must hit all the orange pegs spread out among the mainly blue ones. The ball bounces from one peg to another, like a pinball hitting a bumper.

Catch the ball in a moving bucket that glides back and forth horizontally at the bottom of the screen and you'll be awarded with a free ball.

The goal is to clear all the orange pegs before you run out of balls.

The strategy lies in shooting the ball so that it hits the desired pegs and bounces to hit other orange pegs -- or blue pegs you need to clear to make a path to more orange ones. Pegs are laid out in specific shapes, such as a car, person's face or aquarium.

The pegs are often animated, such as rotating wheels on a bicycle in front of an attractive 2-D backdrop.

The "wow" factor kicks in just as you finish the level. As the silver ball moves toward the final peg, the "camera" zooms in for a slow-motion close-up and a drumroll climaxes into Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125.

Then, the silver ball falls into one of five bonus prize values, ranging from 10,000 points to 100,000 points, followed by fireworks and a rainbow. Now this is how to reward a gamer for a job well done.

Click the Instant Replay button to capture a slick move, which you can share with a friend.

Levels are segregated into themes -- such as Space, Halloween or Nature --featuring a unique character at the top of the screen and a power-up that is activated when a green peg is hit.

In the underwater level, for example, hitting a green peg causes pinball flippers to appear (in the shape of lobster claws) on each side of the screen to help keep the ball afloat.

Along with the main Adventure mode and its 55 increasingly challenging levels, the game also offers a Quick Play mode (play any previously completed level); a Duel mode for you to compete in head-to-head "Peggle" matches (against a friend on the same PC or against the computer); and the Challenge mode with 75 additional puzzles to tackle.

"Peggle," which you can play for 60 minutes before being asked to pay $19.95, is one of those rare games that gets everything right. It offers addictive, family-friendly game play, multiple game modes, beautiful graphics and enjoyable audio.

Welcome extras include funny characters, an instant replay option and the climactic end to each level.

Do yourself a favor and give "Peggle" a chance -- it may might not grab you by the lapels at first, but give it a few minutes and you won't be able to pry yourself away from the computer.

It's just another arcade pinball game doesn't do it justice. It's quite fun and can easily entertain you for hours. The objective is to shoot 10 balls and clear out all the orange pegs. There's also obstacles and power-ups to make this task easier or harder.

Definitely try one of the demos, or if you have the Orange Box try Peggle Extreme. I might get Deluxe and Nights too. :P

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Re: Peggle

Postby tsurugi13 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:48 pm

Peggle extreme comes with the Nvidia GPU deal. Not being a half-life fan, It was hard to enjoy for me. :|

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Re: Peggle

Postby NullCommando » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:23 pm

I guess I should try it out, I haven't touched it since it was installed.. Especially Peggle extreme. I'm really enjoying SMOD.. :)

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Re: Peggle

Postby Dohnutt » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:50 pm

Haha, yeah, I got it with the NVIDIA deal. Funny little game.

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