Interest Level: Intermediate, Young Adult
Devices Used: iPhone 6
Platforms Available: Apple, Android
Developer: Electronic Arts
Peggle Blast is a pinball-esque game. A player is given a certain amount of pinballs to accomplish a level. Each level contains a plethora of blue and orange pegs to bounce the pinball off. To pass most levels, the player must clear all the orange pegs off the board. Other levels require hatching phoenix eggs by hitting them 3 times with the pinball, or clearing the blue pegs to drop gems to the bottom of the board. To help clear the board, the player plays with a Peggle Master that has special abilities. The abilities are unlocked by hitting the green peg, but they only last for a specific amount of turns so they must be used strategically.
The game has 10 Peggle Masters and more than 150 levels. Each level increases in difficulty, but power-ups and special abilities can be earned or purchased to help players pass difficult levels. After the player clears the last orange peg, the game plays a variation of “Ode to Joy” which keeps the game fun and exciting. Lives are gained every 30 minutes for a total of 5 lives (6 if you connect to a Facebook account). But the game allows players to replay levels they have already passed without losing lives. Past levels can be played with different Peggle Masters in order to gain more points. Peggle Blast will keep its users entertained for hours.
*In-App purchases are available.