Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Indeed, playing the computer game Peggle is an experience not to be missed. At first, there seems to be nothing special with the game that’s just like an upgraded version of the Pinball of my childhood. However, the lively background music, the vivid graphics of the two-dimensional design, and the simplicity of the goal of firing a ball to clear all pegs for the next level are the game’s major attractions. What’s more, when all the orange pegs are hit before all the balls are used up, drum rolls signal the slow descent of the ball into any of the 10,000-to-100,000-point holes and the classical “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven, a rainbow and fireworks burst in the air. The whole spectacle boosted my morale to improve in the succeeding levels within the Nature theme, wherein I got to play as an ancient Egyptian cat, a unicorn and a squirrel. Because the game is so much like Pinball, one does not have to be an expert to play Peggle because one only needs to aim at a strategic direction in order to hit as many pegs as possible, maximizing fired balls’ efficiency in the process. Top the entire effort with the climactic plunge of the ball and there’s no wonder why Peggle can be so addictive!