Peggle Blast: Review – ReadyGamer

image source: PexelsPopCap was a company that created great puzzle games like Bejeweled, which served as the basis for the mobile hit Candy Crush, originally published Peggle. When Electronic Arts, better known as EA, bought PopCap in July 2011, fans of their games. EA has earned an infamous reputation for their aggressive and exploitative business strategies. Peggle Blast is another shining example of their practices ruining the games from days of nostalgia and innocence as it encourages players not just to purchase more chances to play the game, but to spread its venom towards others. Quick Navigation First Look At Peggle BlastHow To Play Peggle BlastPeg TypesLevel TypesStrategies & TipsMicrotransactions And AdvertisementsOverall Ratings First Look At Peggle Blast Before starting up the game, Peggle Blast asks for permission to access the contacts, the phone, and photos, media and other parts of the mobile device where it’s installed. The player requires none of these to play the game, so it’s best not to allow access. Graphically, the game isn’t as impressive as its 2007 original in graphics but considering this game’s focus on gameplay, this is a minor complaint. The game starts by being introduced to Bjorn the Unicorn who serves as the tutorial guide and the character for the first part of the game. How To Play Peggle Blast Basic Controls And GameplayPeggle Blast has the player using their finger to move the top ball dispenser left and right. Tapping the Screen will launch a ball from the dispenser. The goal of the game is to hit certain targets known as Peggles or Pegs to clear levels.PegsPegs are the focus of Peggle Blast. These are balls and squares the player must clear that to win. The speed and angle of the ball hitting the peg will affect its trajectory.BallsBalls are what the player uses to complete levels. Balls access new abilities by hitting power pegs that will grant the player an ability based on the character at the top of the screen. If a player runs out of balls, they must restart the level, or pay to buy more via microtransactions.LivesLives are the chances the player has to complete a level and gives them the chance to attempt a level. Lives restore every 30 minutes but can the player can purchase them via microtransactions.Ball BasketThere is a circular basket moving at the bottom of every level. If a ball enters the basket, the ball will be saved and is used again in the level. It is possible to keep having the ball land in the basket and having the same ball saved indefinitely. When the multiball power is used and the extra balls land in the basket, they are added to the balls the player can use in the level.Last Save Coin TossIf the player runs out of balls before the last aim of the level is complete, a coin toss occurs with an angel and devil ball on the coin’s sides. If the coin lands on the angel, the player is granted an extra ball. If the coin lands on the devil, the level is over. The coin toss will occur until the player completes the level or the coin toss lands on the devil.Blast BonusUpon completing a level, the last ball and the remaining balls in the launcher will be sent into the map at random set to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. Bonus areas that spell the word BLAST will appear, and if the six points above the letters are hit by the balls, a Blast will occur, and the player will receive a 100,000 point bonus. Peg Types Blue PegsThese are the most common peg type in the game. Blue pegs will disappear after being hit once a new ball is in play. If a blue peg stops a ball from falling to the bottom after a short amount of time, it will disappear.Orange PegsOrange Pegs are worth more points than their blue counterparts and are functionally identical to them. They are the focus of Orange Peggle levels.Magic (Purple) PegsMagic pegs are bonus point pegs. They will add extra points to the overall score.Power (Green) PegsPower pegs will allow the player to use the power of the character featured at the top of the screen and vary depending on the character.Key (Gold And Silver) PegsKey pegs are impossible to destroy using launched balls. Players can eliminate all of them at once by collecting the respective key corresponding to their color. Level Types Orange Peggle LevelsThis is the most common kind of level in Peggle Blast. Here, the player will have to launch balls into a set amount of orange pegs. Destroying all the orange pegs will clear the level. All other forms of pegs may be present in these levels. If the player doesn’t hit all the orange pegs, they must retry the level. Phoenix Hatching LevelsIn this level type, players must hit a set number of eggs three times to hatch a Phoenix egg. Upon hatching, the Phoenix will fly upwards and clear all pegs above it, granting all the bonuses to the player. If a Phoenix egg falls before being hatched, it costs one life to replace it. If balls run out before all eggs are hatched, the player must retry the level.Long Shot LevelsThis level type has the players launching balls to hit and bounce off pegs and hit other pegs at a distance a certain amount of times. If the player runs out of balls or pegs before clearing the required amount, they must retry the level.All Clear LevelsAs the name suggests, the player must clear all pegs in the stage to clear this level type. If the player doesn’t clear pegs, they must retry the level.Shuffle LevelsThis level type is identical to the Orange Peggle levels, with an added twist. After each ball launch, the color of pegs in the level will rearrange. including the orange ones. The amount of previously eliminated pegs will drop before each ball launch. 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