gamescom 2013

Peggle 2

Popping Pegs In PopCap's Puzzle Paradise
by Ben Reeves on Aug 20, 2013 at 01:44 AM
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: PopCap Games
Rating: Everyone
Platform: Xbox One, Xbox 360

Peggle 2 isn't going to be the biggest Xbox One launch title, but it's sure to please a lot of fans of the first game.

Electronic Arts actually announced Peggle 2 during E3, but we got our hands on the game during a Microsoft pre-Gamescom event.

Fans of the original won't be too surprised here; the game still plays out like a hyperactive version of pachinko. Players fire balls from the top of the screen and try to take out pegs scattered around the screen. When players pop green pegs, they gain access to different superpowers, such as the ability to see where your ball will ricochet before you fire it. The mechanics are simple, but the game remains extremely relaxing and charming. Players can also tackle secondary objectives, such as reaching specific score limits or clearing out all the pegs on a map. Peggle 2 contains over 100 new levels, a series of new Peggle master with varying powers, and more.

Peggle 2 doesn't look earthshatteringly different, but fans of the original will be excited to download this on Xbox One when it releases alongside the system this November.

Can't wait for more Peggle? Check out our review of Peggle: Duel Shot.