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Shufflepuck Cafe

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One puck, and only two competitors. One is the computer, and the other is, of course, you. You get a chance to match your skills at this Air Hockey style game, over 'Cantina Band' inspired music. Deflect the puck around the walled area using your bat, trying to knock it into your opponent's goal.

There are several competitors, from which some of them definitely cheat, so be prepared to be laughed at. However, you can cheat as well, as you can resize your stick to fill the whole table width, or add one in the middle, and see who breaks glass first. There are single plays or the tournament where you play opponents in order of difficulty. The winner is the one who reaches 15 glassbreaks first.


Shufflepuck Cafe NES Playing air hockey
Shufflepuck Cafe DOS Opponent selection screen
Shufflepuck Cafe DOS Playing against Dc3
Shufflepuck Cafe Sharp X68000 This piggy also goes by the name Eneg Doowtrop

Alternate Titles

  • "シャッフルパック カフェ" -- Japanese spelling

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Best game containing aliens, witches, hogs and of course pucks DOS Dorian Boršo (2)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.com Atari ST Jul 27, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Macintosh Jul 27, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Top Secret NES May, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1989 8.8 out of 12 73
Obligement Amiga Jul, 2007 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1989 695 out of 1000 70
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1990 60 out of 100 60
Pixel-Heroes.de DOS Jul, 2004 6 out of 10 60
PC Leisure DOS Nov, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Apple IIGS version

Around 1990, this game was ported to Apple IIGS computer, but it remained 'unreleased' reportedly due to a beta copy being leaked. It would have been the only color version of the game for any Apple computer, as the original Macintosh release was only in black and white graphics.


Rather than a manual, the original boxed game came with a "doublesided poster" featuring front and back box cover art on one side; and game overview, character profiles and aspects of gameplay on the other. "Startup Special" sheet contained computer-related loading instructions.
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