PopCap Games announced that beginning today that Peggle is available on the iPod.

iPod Peggle will take advantage of the the iPod’s clickwheel and high-resolution display. You can also listen to your own playlists while Peggling.

That’s right, Peggling: Verb, to Peggle. One who is playing Peggle.

The iPod version includes all 55 levels, 10 magical powers and 75 Grand Master challenges, as well as the two-player Duel Mode.

“The clickwheel input of the iPod is a natural fit for controlling Peggle, so we knew this adaptation of the game would be amazing,” said Jason Kapalka, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of PopCap. “And with the Duel Mode included, two players can pass the iPod back and forth while battling their way to Extreme Fever!”

Peggle is one of the most successful and best pure casual games ever and has been downloaded more than 10 million times since its introduction in March.

From Popcap: In Peggle, players fire a metallic silver ball from the top of the screen, relying on gravity to propel the ball downwards while it ricochets off orange and blue "pegs". The goal is to clear all the orange pegs from the screen before running out of balls. A moving "bucket" at the bottom of the screen offers free balls, while green power-up pegs give the player one of ten different abilities courtesy of the ten "Peggle Masters" who guide players through the game. These power-ups include explosive area-clearing blasts, lobster claws which serve as pinball-type flippers, and "fireballs" that cut through all pegs in their path. "But nobody can really be told what Peggle is like," said Kapalka, "you just have to play it for yourself." Available on retail store shelves, on the Web and now on iPod, Peggle is the must-have game of 2007.

Gamers can download Peggle from iTunes for $4.99, and the game is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish, Popcap said Tuesday.

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