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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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Pangea Arcade Reviewed
9:09 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Applelinks recently posted a review of Pangea Arcade, a compilation of three arcade action games from Pangea Software. Pangea Arcade includes Nucleus, Firefall, and Warheads; three games which recreate the classic arcade action of Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command. Applelinks gave the compilation a score of 3 out of 5.

Also cool to see is Nucleus, which is Asteroids with a purpose. Yes, you're a little ship against an ever expanding universe of space debris, but there's more than that. Here, you're not blowing up asteroids just to blow up asteroids, you're doing it to clear the way for the electrons you have to collect and take back to the nucleus. And why do you do this? To create a black hole, of course, which will suck up everything within reach, including your ship if you're too close. Complete the task, and guess what? Time to gather even more electrons to take back to the nucleus to create another black hole. And here you thought interstellar travel was going to be glamorous.

The asteroids are quickly replaced with objects that are much more deadly and harder to destroy, offset by the power-ups floating about. You're also assisted by a handy arrow that indicates which way you should go to achieve your objective, as well as a radar indicator that pinpoints the various objects.

The gameplay is simple, but the added objectives give it a bit more staying power than the others in this collection. And, as with Warheads, the graphics are amazing. I don't mean PlayStation 3 amazing, I mean fireworks display amazing. It's all explosions and color and intensity and exactly what you want an arcade game to be.
Check out the full review at the link below.

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