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Shufflepuck Cafe

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
70
3.7
PC-98
...
...
Amstrad CPC
...
4.0
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Shufflepuck Cafe Atari ST High score table
Shufflepuck Cafe Macintosh Take on the drunken frog!
Shufflepuck Cafe Sharp X68000 Bejin is a massive cheater, when serving she raises her hand and then teleports the puck at high speed into one of the corners. Shame on you scantily-clad psychic princess!
Shufflepuck Cafe DOS Title screen

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com Macintosh Jul 27, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Amstrad CPC Jul 27, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Amiga Jul 27, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Jul 27, 2011 16 out of 20 80
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
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
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Jul, 2004 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

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.

Poster

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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