Peggle: Nights Download
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode
Some Would Deem it wrong that in this, the most bountiful of gaming winters I'm regularly playing Peggie Nights way into the wee small hours. I would entirely agree, not least because I am of the firm opinion that PopCap have broken Peggie.
Sure, the game is basically unchanged and all that's added is an electric squid - but the real crime is that PopCap aren't aware of the majesty of the game they've created. The only real tactical thoughts in Peggie are the initial shot and bounce, and the placement of the moving bucket.
This doesn't mean that you can't master it Tactics are there. However, through the constant use of moving pegs (that's right: moving pegs) PopCap have added an extra random factor that destroys this, taking away lucky trick shots and cool slides and replacing them with random bouncing. With Nights the see-saw of fun decidedly tilts towards its more frown-y end. I mean, some of these pegs even revolve - rectangular pegs revolving! Pegs just don't do that. It breaks the game. It makes it less fun. It takes the essence of Peggie away. I am genuinely angry about it A skillfully designed Peggie board doesn't have legions of spinning wotsits, hovering UFOs and vortexes - do they think I am some sort of simple child? Basic, traditional and stationary peggle boards make for good peggling. None of this newfangled nonsense.
I will play their game, and I will complete it in its entirety - but I'm not happy about it. Not at all.