Game du Jour
is offering Peggle Deluxe for $11.97 today (July 4th). The regular price is $19.99. It can be had for $9.99 on Valve's Steam service, but the GdJ version doesn't lock you into Steam.Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the developer of Peggle Deluxe, Game du Jour, or any distributor of Peggle Deluxe. I have not received any compensation, nor any promise of future compensation, for this post or any sales generated by this post. The following text was written by me.
Peggle Deluxe is an ADDICTIVE game that is some kind of cross between pinball, breakout, and the Plinko
game on The Price is Right. You fire balls into the field from the top in the hopes of clearing out all the orange pegs. Scattered throughout the fields you will find blue pegs that get in the way, purple pegs that are worth more points, and green pegs that activate special powers. These powers range from extra guiding lines to help you see where the ball will go to flippers on the sides of the screen like a pinball table. A bucket moves back and forth along the bottom of the screen at all times, and if you ball lands in the bucket you get it back. Otherwise, when the ball falls off the bottom of the screen you lose it. You have to clear all the oranges before running out of balls to win the level. There are 55 regular levels, then a bunch of extra challenge levels once you are finished.
(rated 85 on MetaCritic)
YouTube video of gameplay: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Mr2A_T0pbAQ