Puzzle games don't have to entail tremendous amounts of logic and deliberation. Adding arcade-like action or physics to a puzzle game can bring some luck and reflexes to the exercise. These are puzzle games that keep up the pace and often have you shooting your way out of difficult situations.
PopCap's pachinko-inspired Peggle has been one of the most successful casual games in recent times, and has been ported to a wide variety of platforms. The objective is simply to clear all the orange pegs from the screen before you run out of balls, but it takes a wonderful combination of luck and skill. Peggle is a finely polished game with great attention to detail, like the slow motion close-up you get when your ball is about to hit the last orange peg on the screen.
Zuma is one of many games that combines quick shooting with color matching. Levels are played on different tracks balls come in more colors as you progress. Watch for power-ups that will push the chain backward for a while, slow the chain down, give you a temporary targeting reticule, or blow up all the balls in the area.
Another of GameHouse's fine creations, in Pop & Drop you are required to shoot down an advancing wall of balls with balls of the same color. If you can match large sections in the back you can break off portions of the front in chunks. You can also bank shots off the sides to get into hard-to-reach spaces.