The beast is back, but this time you will be playing through the dreams of your former teachers. Lets hope they don’t have too many nightmares.
Peggle Nights is the sequel to the incredibly popular Popcap game, Peggle. This time the levels are based upon the dreams of the characters you met in the first game, and they really have some weird dreams. The player will find more of the same as peggle, although for new players there is nothing stopping them from jumping straight into Peggle Nights. You launch the ball from the top of the screen and watch it bounce through the pegs, removing each one it hits. The level is completed when all of the orange pegs are removed. Manage to get a good score with one ball and unlock an extra ball. The same applies if you manage to get the ball into the moving bucket at the bottom of the screen. This time there is also another target, the Ace score. Each level has a different ace score and the player is challenged to achieve this score in addition to removing all of the orange pegs. As you play through each of the levels in adventure mode, you get to meet each of the characters from the original and their special gifts, designed to help you complete the levels. These gifts range from the multiball, pinball style flippers to the fireball and spookyball. These gifts generally don’t last very long and only make a limited difference to the game.
As before, there is duel mode, allowing you to play against the computer or a friend locally. There is no online play, sadly. Also there are the incredibly hard challenge levels. Unlike the previous game, this time round you get to try out 5 of the 60 levels before completing the adventure mode. The challenge levels set different goals for the levels, such as completing the level with only one ball or achieving a certain score on a level. Some of these challenges will frustrate you beyond belief, but they still hold that addictive quality that keeps you trying. You know its not good for you, but you still want more.
This sequel continues the addictive nature of Peggle, with a selection of brand new levels and challenges that will keep you busy for hours. Peggle newcomers and Peggle veterans alike will find enough new levels in Peggle Nights, whilst still using the same gameplay formula, to fill any spare time that they may have in front of the computer, and maybe even some not so spare time.
This game was provided for review by Popcap Games