peggle2At long last, the highly popular mobile game Peggle [link] from PopCap Games has been release in the App Store.

Peggle, which MSNBC named one of the "Top 5 most addictive computer games of all time," is a 2D game in which the goal is to use an aimable ball launcher at the top of the screen to fire a ball into a screen full of pegs and bricks and eliminate all orange-colored pegs and bricks before running out of balls.  A roving ball catcher slides back and forth at the bottom of the screen to catch and return any ball that lands in its maw.

Among the standard blue and orange pegs are purple and green "magic" pegs which activate the level's current "magic" power, such as generating a second ball, extending the length of the ball catcher, and showing the deflection path of the next few balls.

peggle screenPeggle on the iPhone features touch aiming, with instant targeting of any point touched on the screen and finer control by way of a sliding aiming wheel at the side of the screen.  A double tap to the screen will zoom in to that area of play.

Eli, our resident Peggle fanatic, is quite pleased with the iPhone port and feels it lives up to his memory of the game. A few people, however, have noticed that little background music is included with this version of the game.

Other first impressions from our forum members: Burton, jonrosing, Rocketman919, Carlos-Sz.

Those undecided can download the free Mac or PC version of Peggle to try before buying. See our gameplay video for a look at the action.

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App Store Link: Peggle, $4.99

TouchArcade Rating

  • jake

    Amazing game!

  • jake

    Amazing game!

  • jake

    Amazing game!

  • Rocketman919

    great for any fan of Peggle!

  • Rocketman919

    great for any fan of Peggle!

  • Rocketman919

    great for any fan of Peggle!

  • PeterM11

    Well I am pretty tempted but I've never played peggle and my computer is getting repaired right now so I can't DL it on there.
    So my question is what kind of replayabolity can I find in this game?? I've ben trying to only buy replayable games lately. :D
    Thanks!

  • PeterM11

    Well I am pretty tempted but I've never played peggle and my computer is getting repaired right now so I can't DL it on there.
    So my question is what kind of replayabolity can I find in this game?? I've ben trying to only buy replayable games lately. :D
    Thanks!

  • PeterM11

    Well I am pretty tempted but I've never played peggle and my computer is getting repaired right now so I can't DL it on there.
    So my question is what kind of replayabolity can I find in this game?? I've ben trying to only buy replayable games lately. :D
    Thanks!

  • 1337brian

    To get 100% all cleared on all maps is the true goal of any Peggle master, so yes to do that there is huge replayablilty...
    Also nice first shot in the vid! =)

  • 1337brian

    To get 100% all cleared on all maps is the true goal of any Peggle master, so yes to do that there is huge replayablilty...
    Also nice first shot in the vid! =)

  • Kevin

    I gladly paid $30 for the DS version. At $5 this is an absolute steal. Great control scheme and runs like a gem.

  • Kevin

    I gladly paid $30 for the DS version. At $5 this is an absolute steal. Great control scheme and runs like a gem.

  • Carlos-Sz

    One of the best iPhone games for sure.

    Now I understand why it took so long to be released: it's a very, very polished port or, even better, a real iPhone version of the game.

    If you like or not the gameplay itself is another problem but the quality is there.

  • Carlos-Sz

    One of the best iPhone games for sure.

    Now I understand why it took so long to be released: it's a very, very polished port or, even better, a real iPhone version of the game.

    If you like or not the gameplay itself is another problem but the quality is there.

  • Dudehuge

    Very nice, very polished, this will hit No.1 in no time and make PopCap more billions.

  • Dudehuge

    Very nice, very polished, this will hit No.1 in no time and make PopCap more billions.

  • Jesper

    about as good as it is on pc

    quite good

  • Jesper

    about as good as it is on pc

    quite good

  • alex

    Extremely nice version. Plus the ode to joy absolutely got me :)

  • alex

    Extremely nice version. Plus the ode to joy absolutely got me :)

  • HerbertKornfeld

    Here’s some more info in case you’re curious. I was.

    MSNBC’s Top 5 Most Addictive Games (Aug 27, 2007):
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20398361/
    (in no particular order)

    - World of Warcraft
    - EverQuest
    - Peggle
    - Doom
    - Tetris

  • HerbertKornfeld

    Here’s some more info in case you’re curious. I was.

    MSNBC’s Top 5 Most Addictive Games (Aug 27, 2007):
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20398361/
    (in no particular order)

    - World of Warcraft
    - EverQuest
    - Peggle
    - Doom
    - Tetris

  • Cole Tolpin

    Incredible game. They should warn you about how much battery and time you'll lose getting sucked in, though.

  • Cole Tolpin

    Incredible game. They should warn you about how much battery and time you'll lose getting sucked in, though.

  • QuebecRage

    Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to bash Peggle at all but I don’t get why all people love this game. I feel like it’s really a matter of luck and almost no skills no get through the levels. Sure you can calculate the first bounces (like pool) but you really don’t have any control at all. You aim, you shoot and you hope. I mean, every website had amazing reviews about this game and they say it’s incredibly addictive but for me I find it repetitive and not that fun at all.

    Am I missing something here or is it just a matter of taste? I love puzzle games but I really can’t get into this one at all.

    • sticktron

      I grabbed the PC demo and gave it a try, came to the same conclusion.
      It's boring... shoot the ball, wait 20 seconds while it bounces around, rinse and repeat.

      • Odog4ever

        See, the problem is the PC demo only gives you one power, so it can seem very simple and random at first. It's only when you unlock the rest of the powers (Like a ball that ball that lights up 20% of the pegs on one hit, or shooting 2 balls at once, or a ball that closes the cup at the bottom of the screen so the your shot can bounce off of it, etc.) that actual strategy kicks in.

      • sticktron

        Well then I'll give it a go on the iPhone, maybe once I get a few levels in, I'll see what all the love is about!

  • QuebecRage

    Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to bash Peggle at all but I don’t get why all people love this game. I feel like it’s really a matter of luck and almost no skills no get through the levels. Sure you can calculate the first bounces (like pool) but you really don’t have any control at all. You aim, you shoot and you hope. I mean, every website had amazing reviews about this game and they say it’s incredibly addictive but for me I find it repetitive and not that fun at all.

    Am I missing something here or is it just a matter of taste? I love puzzle games but I really can’t get into this one at all.

    • sticktron

      I grabbed the PC demo and gave it a try, came to the same conclusion.
      It's boring... shoot the ball, wait 20 seconds while it bounces around, rinse and repeat.

      • Odog4ever

        See, the problem is the PC demo only gives you one power, so it can seem very simple and random at first. It's only when you unlock the rest of the powers (Like a ball that ball that lights up 20% of the pegs on one hit, or shooting 2 balls at once, or a ball that closes the cup at the bottom of the screen so the your shot can bounce off of it, etc.) that actual strategy kicks in.

      • sticktron

        Well then I'll give it a go on the iPhone, maybe once I get a few levels in, I'll see what all the love is about!

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    I'd never played Peggle before the iPhone version, but I have to say I am loving this game.

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    I'd never played Peggle before the iPhone version, but I have to say I am loving this game.

  • http://www.transmatrix.net Kevin

    I really miss the music. I really like the music in Peggle and I don't see why it isn't included in this version of Peggle. Sure it would increase the download size, but I don't care. And there's no way it would affect performance, right? Why is there even a music volume control? It almost seems like the game is slightly broken, so maybe they will fix it in a patch...

  • http://www.transmatrix.net Kevin

    I really miss the music. I really like the music in Peggle and I don't see why it isn't included in this version of Peggle. Sure it would increase the download size, but I don't care. And there's no way it would affect performance, right? Why is there even a music volume control? It almost seems like the game is slightly broken, so maybe they will fix it in a patch...

  • http://www.paullipson.com Paul

    Yep - this is my desert island app. Out of my top 25 (including AAA titles like Assassins Creed, NFSU, etc..), Peggle is #1.

    Download. Now.

  • http://www.paullipson.com Paul

    Yep - this is my desert island app. Out of my top 25 (including AAA titles like Assassins Creed, NFSU, etc..), Peggle is #1.

    Download. Now.

  • DreamPod

    How can people say it's a "very, very polished port"? There's no freakin' background music! That makes it seem entirely unpolished. I would never buy a game without BG music. Maybe it seems polished for a "cellphone game", but for a true handheld game console, it's just crap without music. Just watched the video, and boy does it seem boring with all the silence.

    • T Sydrome

      You can always play your own music

    • TKO

      Yup, apart from there being no background music, it's a very very polished game. Compared to Bejeweled 2 and Bookworm, this time the look and feel of the original is there 100% (Bejeweled feels a bit odd with half the UI gone, same with Bookworm, and the absence of the cute pictures to go with your rankings makes it feel really sparse.)

      I have both Peggle and the HalfLife-themed Peggle on the PC, and I must confess I don't even remember the music - apart from the fanfare when you complete the level. So, for me, there really is nothing lacking. ..Maybe they'll add the music in an update?

  • DreamPod

    How can people say it's a "very, very polished port"? There's no freakin' background music! That makes it seem entirely unpolished. I would never buy a game without BG music. Maybe it seems polished for a "cellphone game", but for a true handheld game console, it's just crap without music. Just watched the video, and boy does it seem boring with all the silence.

    • T Sydrome

      You can always play your own music

    • TKO

      Yup, apart from there being no background music, it's a very very polished game. Compared to Bejeweled 2 and Bookworm, this time the look and feel of the original is there 100% (Bejeweled feels a bit odd with half the UI gone, same with Bookworm, and the absence of the cute pictures to go with your rankings makes it feel really sparse.)

      I have both Peggle and the HalfLife-themed Peggle on the PC, and I must confess I don't even remember the music - apart from the fanfare when you complete the level. So, for me, there really is nothing lacking. ..Maybe they'll add the music in an update?

  • 24hourtourist

    I've had it on my iPhone 3G since yesterday and it runs just fine. My only complaints are a somewhat slow frame rate on some of the animations (like "extreme fever") and lagging, jittery fire button action when you are in advanced teaching rounds. Online gaming will most likely be added in coming upgrades. I don't mind the music missing, besides, there is some anyway.
    Great game, kind of like 2D Japanese pachinko with a private school twist.

  • 24hourtourist

    I've had it on my iPhone 3G since yesterday and it runs just fine. My only complaints are a somewhat slow frame rate on some of the animations (like "extreme fever") and lagging, jittery fire button action when you are in advanced teaching rounds. Online gaming will most likely be added in coming upgrades. I don't mind the music missing, besides, there is some anyway.
    Great game, kind of like 2D Japanese pachinko with a private school twist.

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  • Dirty Pancakes

    Those with intelligence see that not only is this game shallow, it's a shallow pool of urine.