PopCap looks to cure its Extreme Fever with Peggle HD for iPad

Peggle HDStill waiting with bated breath for PopCap to bring Peggle to Facebook? (Keep holding it, then.) So are we, but until then, perhaps Peggle in HD will hold you over. The creator of Bejeweled announced that its mega hit pachinko-meets-Breakout game is now available for the iPad under the title--what else?--Peggle HD.

The game, which has already been downloaded 30 million times since its original release on the PC in March 2007, is available now in the App Store for an introductory price of $2.99. Once in the game, players can purchase Peggle Nights, the full-blown expansion to the original, for $.99. Of course, the prices will hike up once this promotion ends (which we imagine will be soon) to $4.99 and $1.99, respectively.

While this is essentially the same Peggle about 30 million of you have played before, this version comes with Game Center support at launch. And yes, that means this "HD" edition of the ultimate pachinko also features Achievements--29 of them, to be exact.

Extreme Fever Peggle
So, not only can you witness Extreme Fever--when every last peg is destroyed in a level--on your purrty 10-inch touchscreen, but brag about it to your friends. Yep, that just might keep me occupied until, you know, I can score free balls like a champ on Facebook.

Might you be one of the few who has yet to play Peggle? If so, do you have an aversion to awesome? Those in the know: Do you agree that Facebook needs some Peggle action? Sound off in the comments. Add Comment.
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