The Peggle 2 release date has passed, and it is now available on download for Xbox One but not PS4.
The game, a follow-up from Peggle Nights, is getting good reviews from gaming websites.
Bio Gamer Girl, who gave it an 8 out of 10, said in her review that Peggle 2 “makes some simple but incredibly effective improvements over one of the most addictive downloadable title from the last console generation of gaming.”
She added: “The new release is the perfect example of a must download and own title for early adopters of the Xbox One.”
While a potential downside at the moment is the limited characters–five, with Bjorn joined by Jeffrey, who can shoot a large Bowlder that’s similar to the dragon fireball special shot; a yeti called Berg who has a deep freeze ability; a robot called Gnorman who has an ability to shock nearby pegs; and a zombie called Luna whose Nightshade ability makes blue pegs transparent–she says that it may be expanded later, which is what happened with the original. Peggle 2 features 60 new stages.
Peggle 2 includes the multiplayer mode, which includes online play. But another potential con is that players “must purchase additional content to enjoy game fully.”
The San Jose Mercury’s review also hopes for added gameplay later on, including more new bricks, more multiplayer modes, and more character. The outlet gave it three out of four stars overall.
“Like all great games, it has a core gameplay concept that’s easy to learn but hard to master,” it said. “It’s this trait that can keep players frustrated at a stage for hours but still feel compelled to finish it.”
The game also earned a positive review (9 out of 10) from IGN, which called it “a return to joy.”
“Playing Peggle 2 just makes me happy,” Ryan McCaffrey writes in the review. “Whether I’ve just hit an unbelievably improbable shot or I’m watching a gratuitous display of abominable snowman twerking by new Peggle Master Berg after triggering a level-ending Extreme Fever, its ability to bring a smile to my face is uncanny. Way back in 2007, the original pachinko-meets-pinball Peggle was arguably the best puzzle game to come along since the legendary Tetris, and its sequel brushes off a few annoyances to become the first no-brainer, just-play-this-now game on the Xbox One.”