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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 Sharp X68000 Lexan Smythe-Worthington: a champagne-sipping playboy who, judging by the shape of his head, belongs to a race who evolved from bicycle saddles
Shufflepuck Cafe Amiga Skip - the weakest opponent
Shufflepuck Cafe DOS Title screen
Shufflepuck Cafe Atari ST A new opponent and, just to liven things up, a blocker and resized paddle

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

Jeuxvideo.com Macintosh Jul 27, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Top Secret NES May, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Amiga Jul 27, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Amstrad CPC Jul 27, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1989 8.8 out of 12 73
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1989 695 out of 1000 70
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Jul, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1990 60 out of 100 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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