Arcade Essentials Evolution from Nordcurrent is the followup to their Arcade Essentials. Except perhaps in an H.P. Lovecraft story, “evolution” usually means something is improved or there is some sort of progress. But in this case, it’s just more of the same. Arcade Essentials had updates of 5 classic games, and Arcade Essentials Evolution has [...]

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European developer Nordcurrent is nothing if not prolific, and they’ve got another title due out this week. Arcade Essentials Evolution is a sequel of sorts to their past title Arcade Essentials, which was competent, if a bit shameless.
Like the first title, it’s a collection of clones of old classic arcade games. In this case, it [...]

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I could write a review of Nordcurrent’s Monochrome Racing that ends within this sentence and get away with it.

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This is due out this week, apparently both in Europe and North America. Whatever else you can say about Nordcurrent, they sure make a wide variety of games. This is a top-down racing game, as you can see, and quite stylish.
Monochrome Racing — Screeching tires, the smell of burned rubber, the rush of adrenaline and [...]

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Nordcurrent has been awfully busy lately in producing games for the PSP: a few weeks ago, a full fledged title; just before that, Jewel Keepers; and now another Mini, Arcade Essentials. With a title like that, you’d expect it to be arcade games, and indeed it is the case, not at all like the rather [...]

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Jewel Keepers: Easter Island is the latest Mini from Nordcurrent. It’s somewhat more ambitious than their first title, Robin Hood, but it’s still a fairly simple Match 3 game. While the most famous Match 3 game is Bejeweled, this is really more similar to the Jewel Quest games.
The basic gameplay is quite simple—you have a [...]

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