Mastertronic, the UK’s leading independent publisher of computer and video games, today announced details of PopCap ® Hits – a classic collection of four stellar game brands to be released for the Xbox360. PopCap Hits brings together some of PopCap’s greatest titles: Bejeweled® 2, Peggle®, Feeding Frenzy™ and AstroPop™ for the first time in one collection.

The first ever collection of Xbox Live games to be available as a boxed collection at retail, PopCap Hits will be released18th February 2011 .

Mastertronic’s Product Director Neil McKenna said “Research has shown that 30 per cent of Xbox 360 owners connected to Xbox Live have never downloaded an Arcade title – which leaves a huge audience who have never considered buying one of these universally popular games. PopCap titles are renowned for appealing to everyone – young, old, male, female – making them truly mainstream titles. This collection represents significant value for money, and will prove to be a real draw for those unfamiliar with downloading titles – and also act as a permanent keepsake for fans of PopCap.”

Bejeweled 2 is the most popular casual game of the 21st Century. The franchise boasts over 350 million downloads to date and over 50 million units sold. In this classic game of gem swapping and explosive action, match sparkling gems three at a time to make them burst in showers of colour and points. Match four or more to create power gems that boost your score and your mood with dazzling cascades and combos. Soar to gem-matching heights in Classic mode, or speed through matches against the clock in Action. For even more dazzling fun, bump up your brainwaves with multi-faceted Puzzles, or enter the Zen state of Endless play.

Peg-busting phenomenon Peggle – voted Top 10 best Xbox Live Arcade games in 2010 by IGN – has achieved over 50 million downloads on the internet alone. A blend of pachinko, pinball and pool, the challenge is to conquer 55 levels with 10 mystical Magical Powers and rack up bonus points. Face off against friends in 4 player Xbox Live multiplayer play and take your best shot at becoming the ultimate Peggle Master

Feeding Frenzy – the action-packed deep-sea challenge. Immerse yourself in stunning underwater environments as you slurp, gulp and crunch your way along 50 frenzied levels and eat anything smaller than you. Can you overcome the fearsome Shark King?

Arcade-puzzle action in AstroPop – Choose from four space pilots, each with unique abilities and weaponry, to grab and blast bricks and clear a path to the stars. AstroPop blends two different gameplay modes (Classic and Survival) with 33 challenging bonus rounds, offering hours of replay fun for all ages.

PopCap Hits will be released on Xbox 360 on 18th February 2011.


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