After jumping through a wormhole and landing onto this forsaken planet far from home, you are standing in front of a huge interstellar Casino where everyone plays air hockey for a living! Plug your Oculus Rift DK (or not!) and master the finest Shufflepucking techniques!
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Very Positive (444 reviews) - 87% of the 444 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 6, 2013

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After "accidentally" jumping your spaceship through a wormhole, you’ve crash landed onto this forsaken desert planet a billion kilometers from home. The only thing between you and the horizon is the seemingly endless dunes of sand, save for one strange, huge building. Inside, it appears to be an interstellar Casino where everyone plays air hockey for a living.

You’ll have to fight hard to grind down all your opponents until they are utterly defeated to earn the critical parts needed to repair your ship. Once you’ve obtained all the spaceship pieces you’ll have to defeat the owner of this insane Casino so you can go home.

Features

  • Extremely responsive game controls.
  • 5 Floors populated with 13 vicious opponents.
  • Quests and missions system to unlock loads of game content.
  • Track your progress and gain experience through an advanced levelling system.

Notes

Use [Tab] to choose the best display setting depending on your graphics card performances.

Use [Esc] to access the settings menu.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 Compliant Graphics Device, 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6.6 or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 Compliant Graphics Device, 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04.3 or later
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 Compliant Graphics Device, 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 32 bits binary & a usb mouse is required & /dev/input/event* must have read permission. VR DK2 support is not ready yet, in the meantime you can fully enjoy the standard version.
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Very Positive (444 reviews)
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viktoset
( 61.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
This game is the jewel that no one expects.

I used to play air hockey when I was bit younger, nowadays I don't touch a pallet anymore, BUT! now I can! with this fantastic and not well known game! and I can play against a good-looking and intelligent AI instead a pain in the ♥♥♥ crying baby.

Joking apart, this game is the best air hockey game in the market and it's very longeval and hard if you want complete it.
The setting is really picturesque and the "plot" even if really it's elementary, it's still persuasive!
The soundtracks do their duty even if some are not so good... the rip-off of Star Wars' Cantina Theme for exemple.
Also this game has some little and very good subtleties that I've loved so much, for examples:
-discs could be made of different material and each materials have a different sound (this feature made me ♥♥♥)
-enemies animations are very well made
-the possibility of play a different character with his own bonus was a really good idea!

However there is one thing that I dind't enjoy too much.. this game is TOO LONGEVAL and it's not a good thing when all sub-quests are always the same and above all, not very easy, after a while it'll be very stressful.

Essentially, this game is a beautiful experience, but it's a pity that it isn't well known.
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Trem Fury
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
If you have a VR headset then add this to your collection of games.

I'd have never thought I would enjoy an air hockey game but I love this and use this as one of my chill out games as even though real air hockey could be quite exhilarating I feel totally relaxed and focussed in VR.

The graphics and effects are pretty cool, reminding me of the Star Wars universe and the controls are easy. I do find the opponents seem to be able to use their special abilities fairly easily but so far I am coping hehe

For such a small team (3 people) I think they've done a pretty good job. Thanks! :)
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leyland
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Changed its name removing 'VR'... developer not responsive (or slow) at giving Oculus Home Key.
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KingZope
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Can't wait to play on the rift!
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Zakk
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
Quite ok time killer. You crash to alien planet and start palying table hockey to earn credit, ship parts, information etc. Cantina music kind of ripped from star wars which is a bit annoying. Anyways ok space themed table hockey game.
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AccidentlyOnPurpose
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
8.4/10 - Shufflepuck. More fun than saying it 3x Fast!

In my world this is called Air Hockey, but most Air Hockey games suck... so smart move with the rename! However, this is the best "Air Hockey" game I have ever played for sure!

I really dig this format as opposed to the classic tournament style. You basically challenge people in the room to various games. Once you earn enough cash can rep you can move to the next floor. There are lots of opponents and floors along with 30+ special features to unlock.

The actual gameplay is fluid, very challenging and you can choose between a variety of modes. I keep coming back to this one because of its fun gameplay but I rage quit after almost every session.

Worth $5-10; lots of replay value!

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Nyx
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 3
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tqwert13
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 3
pretty fun for a while
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Jᴀғᴀғᴀ Hᴏᴛs
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 3
Someone needs to cut the idiotic man bun off the hipster in the demo video.
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[SG] Spiritwind
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
Game claims full and complete support for the Oculus.

Game does not work with the Oculus, have followed his troubleshooting and other info to try and get it working. Found on the forums where it is not working for anyone, and where over a year ago he said he would fix it soon, and was pretty much never heard from again...

First game I'm requesting a refund for...
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General Meevious
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 21
Probably the most time I've spent playing any kind of pong.

The game isn't perfect by any means, but it's most of the way to excellent, with a few small problems dragging it down:

- The music is an attraction, but it quickly gets repetitive, with very few tracks.
- There is a storyline with an enormous number of missions, but there is only one type of mission - "win a game of shufflepuck".
- Wacky items play a big role, but there is no gameplay difference between the tables.
- The menus aren't quite click economic. Having to leave a dialogue and restart it before every mission is a drag.
- It's very hard to see why multiplayer doesn't feature.

All in all, it's a good start though and I hope the team makes a sequel with the above problems ironed out at some point.
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wlknott
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 5
Simple but addicting game. Do you like air-hockey? If so, then pick this game up.
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Runewit🎶
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 21, 2015
The games ok, I wouldnt pay 10$ for it though grab it on sale or in a bundle
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EF
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 1, 2015
Basically it's just Air hockey, but with differnet paddles and the such. I liked it while I played it, for quite some time actually.
Get it when it's on sale as a casual-play-it-here-and-there type of game.
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PigKilla
( 29.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 1, 2015
nice remake of the classic Shufflepuck Café. If you've got an Oculus, try the VR mode.
9/10 would throw my mouse off the desk again
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dosadi666
( 36.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 18, 2015
People who experienced the late 80s might recall Shufflepuck Café. It was an air-hockey game with a SF/Cyberpunk flavor. Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe is a modern tribute to this old classic, in a less dark atmosphere but still full of sci-fi references from Star Wars to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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Hudson633
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: August 26, 2015
A comfy game not too large in scale, but with enough depth to be entertaining for atleast a few hours. Admittedly I didn't complete it, as it's a bit of a grind playing air hockey all day when it gets harder and harder as you face new characters until I just wanted to give up, but it was a nice experience.
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[FEAR] Kitty Winter
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: August 3, 2015
Fun air hockey game, lots of grinding, but if you are really good, grinding takes less time. 10/10 for VR power!
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benzado
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 1, 2015
Shufflepuck Cantina is a wonderful air hockey game. You get to play air hockey against a variety of robots and aliens. There are a ton of special mallets and different opponents and challenges that add a lot of variety to what is otherwise a very simple game. It almost never gets boring.

The mouse control is excellent. I had no idea this game was available on touchscreens until I read other reviews claiming it was a mobile port. I don't know why anyone would play an air hockey game using anything other than a mouse.

Other reviews have described this game as a grind. If you feel that sports games are a grind, because you have to play so many matches; or that racing games are a grind, because you have to drive in so many races; if you like "completing" games more than you like "playing" games, you may feel the same way.

But if you like the idea of playing air hockey against robots and aliens, buy this game.
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Xan
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25, 2015
Speaking as an owner of Rift DK2, I can recommend this game.

It's a great "comfortable" VR game, and it's done very well.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
8.4/10 - Shufflepuck. More fun than saying it 3x Fast!

In my world this is called Air Hockey, but most Air Hockey games suck... so smart move with the rename! However, this is the best "Air Hockey" game I have ever played for sure!

I really dig this format as opposed to the classic tournament style. You basically challenge people in the room to various games. Once you earn enough cash can rep you can move to the next floor. There are lots of opponents and floors along with 30+ special features to unlock.

The actual gameplay is fluid, very challenging and you can choose between a variety of modes. I keep coming back to this one because of its fun gameplay but I rage quit after almost every session.

Worth $5-10; lots of replay value!

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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
pretty fun for a while
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Quite ok time killer. You crash to alien planet and start palying table hockey to earn credit, ship parts, information etc. Cantina music kind of ripped from star wars which is a bit annoying. Anyways ok space themed table hockey game.
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Game claims full and complete support for the Oculus.

Game does not work with the Oculus, have followed his troubleshooting and other info to try and get it working. Found on the forums where it is not working for anyone, and where over a year ago he said he would fix it soon, and was pretty much never heard from again...

First game I'm requesting a refund for...
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69 of 86 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
This is a unique air hockey inspired game. The gameplay is fun. The characters are amusing. It is apparent there is much replay value to this game.
The gameplay is great. Each opponent you face off against has a special shot they perform once powered up. The opponents you face in the beginning don't have very tricky shots but the shots of later opponents are very intense and hard to combat. You can play a variety of modes against each opponent. There is a simple duel mode in which you battle your opponent up to a certain amount of points. There is also a bet mode in which you can bet up to a set number of coins on the match. A survival mode is also available where one strike against you results in the game being over.
The unlock system adds complexity to the game. Mallets and pucks of varying abilities are able to be unlocked. In fact you can unlock the mallets your opponents use to unlock their shots. There is also a leveling system in which you unlock different coin boosts for the particular modes.
A couple minors gripes I have are the lack of multiplayer and some annoying quirks of the characters. When you score on characters they perform the same action upon every point you win against them. So their catchphrases can get old quickly. However, you can just play a different character upon getting too annoyed.
Overall this game surprised me with how fun it is and I feel I will be sinking many hours into it.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2014
Air hockey in an alien cantina with a gazillion levelups and powerups... nice game but I can't shake the feeling it's better played on a tablet with a touch interface instead of on pc with a mouse.

EDIT: After playing it for quite a while well... it's really grindy if you want to max everything out but to actually finish the main game it isn't too bad if you find the underlying mechanics fun which I do. It's really satisfying to achieve perfection vs the diverse oponents and their various playstiles if you like the basic air hockey gameplay.

Just be sure to play it as little or as much as you want and don't go overboard and it's a really enjoyable experience.
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 2, 2014
Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe is a great animated 3D air hockey game. The game is controlled via the computer’s mouse. You have to hit a hockey puck with the aim to knock the hockey puck past the opponent’s site (and to get the puck when the opponent knocks it to you). In Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe you have a modern, colorfull design, 13 opponents on 5 floors (with different looking rooms), more than 40 gadgets and equipment and and and. This game is perfect if you just want to play a bit alone. The game saves itself so you have nothing to do when you want to quit the game. You can level your own character (about 200 levels!) and there are over 350 missions and 120 mini quests you can do. If you really want to collect all achievements and to do all quests you can spend much time on that game. I would buy it always again.
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
I used to play Shufflepuck Cafe on the Atari ST, back in the 1980's. This is a lovely recreation, with loads of new features to explain exactly why you're playing shufflepuck against a motley assortment of aliens and robots.
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48 of 69 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2013
This is a port of an iOS free-to-play-with-microtransactions game. It seems that the only thing that has been changed is that the microtransactions have been removed. I wanted to relive my Shufflepuck Cafe days, not have to grind for hours to get the different types of currency needed to buy upgrades and new levels. The game looks and plays well enough, but it's so obviously a port of a microtransaction-laden game that I just can't recommend it until the devs cut out some of the ridiculous grinding.
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42 of 59 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2014
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After more hours into the game and all floors unlocked I have to say the game becones unfair with ai using their powers as much as they like and to get any thing is a major grind. I am talking about Star Wars Force Collection grind, I would hate to see the f2p mobile version. Sadly I can not recommend due to those things.

Do you like pong? Do you like Star Wars? If you answered yes to both then this game is for you! Though not set in the Star Wars universe the universe you are in is very Star Warsy even down to the cantina music. It's got a cute charm to it.

Before you dive into the trenches of this game be warned first, this was originally a phone game that was free to play with in app purchases. No no, there are no IAP here, you buy the game once and that's it, but you can tell because you have to grind and grind and grind to get anything.

The graphics really surprised me knowing that this is a mobile game, though it could use a little AA, it's very pleasing to the eyes. The music is hit or miss after hours of grinding your better off playing your own. The matches are short and sweet lasting only a minute or so but they are fun. You can unlock different power ups and upgrade your paddles and puck slightly. The only thing missing from this game is online play, that would be a blast to play your buddy in a pong like game.
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30 of 41 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
Well i saw this game and my first immpresion was "OH they made a new STAR WARS game set in the cantina on mos eisley about shufllepucks" (it was the dancer that tricked me).
Anyway i was wrong but someone on the development team must be a STAR WARS fan,i mean look at the dancer pure STAR WARS anyday and the same can be said of what a few of the others characters look like to.
Anyway i must say i love this game its such an easy game to get into but it will take a while to master it and get used to all the games little quirks.You start of having crashed into the desolate planet (and you completely wreck your ship) that the cantina is on and from there you proceed to the only building in sight which happens to be the cantina.To get of this rock you must play shufflepuck against the inhabitants of the cantina and win,therefore earning coin to buy better pucks and other equipment and in the process also earning medals and also the right to buy profile pages on the competitors.Now you need to buy all these to challenge the characters to a shufflepuck duel to earn their spaceship piece and therfore get back home to good old EARTH (think thats where you come from,never do you take your helmet of so anyone could be under there even good old ALF who knows).
The graphics are good for such a small download and so to is the music and the only thing that lets it down is the story-there isnt really one just to earn the spaceship parts and leave.
I like this game most because like most of my favorite games of late i just found the time passing by whilst playing and then going "OH IS IT THAT TIME ALLREADY" and it is just so addictive it has that one more go factor thet pulled me in.
Still i cant get STAR WARS out of my head even when i think of this game but never mind.
If you want a game that will slowly but surely creep under your skin with its addictivness then buy this game as HELL it did that to me.
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32 of 45 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2013
Normally being a fan of more action-like games or even shooters, I am surprised of how much this game draws me in. The characters are interesting and way more multidimensional than characters in other games that are supposed to be "main heroes", the gameplay itself is fluid, fun, and there are a lot of things to earn and rewards to get that will keep you going.

I can't recommend this game enough and I am surprised how much I like it, given how it was a "curiosity-buy". I am not disappointed :)

Buy this.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2014
Sufflepuck Cantina is a cute little casual game about air hockey simulation, ideal for playing in small doses. What it does it does perfectly with a smooth mouse response and clear and intuitive controls.

Long story short, you play as an astronaut stranded in a distant planet inhabited by a bunch of freaks obsessed with air hockey. In order to get them help you to fix your broken spaceship you need to make youself a name as an air jockey player and beat (a looot of times) the 13 opponents. You start with a basic mallet and puck and the 3 beginner opponents, and you must grind your way up to the rest of them, their special mallets and pucks and some other unblockables, such as concept art, pieces of background for the diffferent characters, etc. Each enemy has their own mallet and puck and a special move, but the concept of the game is always the same.

Some people have said it resembles Star Wars Tatooine cantina aesthetics, and it does indeed. There's even a "Twi'lek" girl and a guy cosplayed as Han Solo, and every alien is very Star Warsy, so if you like the saga then you'll probably find Sufflepuck Cantina attractive to the eye. Most defining trait is the grinding, which many people have complained about; there's no ingame purchases inherited from its former app game nature, yet you will need tons of ingame currency to buy everything, from access to more challenging enemies to new mallets and its upgrades. As there are only 13 enemies and the only mechanics in the game are the short, intense air hockey matches (no other minigames included), this may get repetitive after a while. You can, however, buy your classic coin doubler upgrade, which I recommend you to do first thing (there are a couple upgrades for the puck to give you money when it hits the table and the mallet).

Also the lack of multiplayer really damages a game like this one, which could use it to add some replayability and extra fun. However, the developers are considering to add it in the future if they get funding, and you can read about it in the Steam forums. I had this game on a bundle so I will definitely be investing a couple bucks :p

+ Cute design and characters
+ Addictive and tons of unlockable content
+ Polished and responsive controls and puck behavior

+/- Some people may find the grinding annoying, while others (like me) may find it catchy

- The concept gets repetitive quickly
- No multiplayer (although it could have it eventually)
- Some will find 10€ is a bit pricey due to lack of variety

After playing for 6 or 7 hours I say it's a good game, fun and with a fair amount of content, but it can get old quickly. If, like me, you are a sucker for casual games and achievement hunting, you will sure enjoy it. If you are looking for a more hardcore game, I would advice to avoid this one, specially at full price, as some will consider it to be a bit too much for what it offers; I had it in a bundle though, so I am more than happy with the value. I totally recommed it if you get it on sale and enjoy some good old casual gaming.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
An OK little game to remember the original game from the nineties with some flaws that cannot be overlooked.

Clearly designed originally as a free-to-play (an insame amount of challenges, in-game achievements requiring 50+ hours of gameplay and more than a thousand matches to win, different sort of currencies, XP, slot machine, etc...), these mechanisms only strenghten the impression of a lack of content.

Which is sad, because the grinding slowly kills a game that had good efforts put into it (there's decent writing, overall good controls, balanced AI). This should be a lesson to game designers: forcing the player to put more hours than he normally would have only makes him/her notice the little things that are wrong (repetitive sound design, aberrant mallet behaviour on some occasions, too many menus...).

If you are bent on 100%ing games, just don't buy this one, the time you will have to spend is not worth it. For the others who might enjoy a few arcade air hockey matches, you can spend a few bucks when the game is on sale.
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2014
Surprisingly addictive. The background music gets a tad anoying, but that's the worst of it. If you ever enjoyed air hockey you will enjoy this.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2015
Nice way of wasting your time while listnening to your favourite records just like playing Pinball.
Handeling the mallets, pucks and timing your effects feels great and you'll get better with every game you play.
The oponents you'll face all have their different style of gameplay. Hunting the achievements is fun.
I don't like my games frustrating but with shufflepuck I don't mind very much. The games are fast, short and fun.
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29 of 47 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
83.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2014
Quite a fun little game. You are a space travler who gets dumped on some remote planet and must rebuild your damaged spacecraft. You accomplish this by playing many many games of what I would call air hockey. Tons of puck and mallet upgrades to purchase with crez ( in game currency). Plus all your opponents offer you several missions which unlock lots of urgrades and special shots you can make with the puck and mallets. Visuals in the game are very vibrant and colorful. Only played for a short while to get my card drops but I would recommend this to anyone looking for a casual game to play.
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22 of 34 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
Boring game, extremely repetitive. You have to play the same character so many times it's absurd to fully unlock a biography from them just to get their paddle. I mean it seems great as an app game, but as a sit down one it's pretty ♥♥♥.

On the plus side it looks fantastic and everything fits the theme real well

Doesn't matter how pretty it is though, after playing the same robot bartender 40 times just to get enough gold medals to unlock all his biography ♥♥♥♥ to get a color change on your puck, you start to hate it. I'd pay like 3$ for this max.
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2014
It's a fun sci-fi take on air hockey and it's a marvel how good it looks and sounds despite being only a 55MB download. Beyond that though...wow...this is the worst case of mobile F2P grinding garbage I have found on steam. You will absolutely want to find a cheat tool or something to give yourself more currency. This is really shameful. It expects you to beat every character a few hundred times to really fulfill every goal. You'll lose interest completely by the third match with each of them. I paid about $1.21 after selling some cards and using a coupon and I still think it was a bit of a rip off.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2014
Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe mixes the music and setting of the Star Wars cantina scenes and adds shufflepuck to it. And what do you know, it works surprisingly well.

What's there to tell about shufflepuck I hear you say ? Not much really. I think we all know how it works. But this game allows you to play it against aliens and by putting power-ups on the field to aid you or your opponent. Winnings allows you to level up which results in you gaining XP more often. There's also other stuff to collect and win like coins to buy biographies of characters or better pucks. You can also scratch tickets if you feel lucky and try to gain (more) XP and money that way. Completing certain challenges (i.e. buying 10 biographies) and mini-quests also reward you with XP and money.

There are many opponents to challenge, and several floors to unlock. The higher you go the more difficult your opponents will become. It actually becomes really challenging about halfway through. Wow.

The only downside to this game is that the money you earn after each successful game is just not enough. It literally takes hours before you're able to buy a puck or a set of biographies. That, and you'll be playing against the same opponents for tens of games. So it's also a variety issue really. Hopefully this gets fixed with a patch as I don't see a sequel appearing anytime soon (I mean, what more could they possibly add ?). Frustrating and it makes the game a little less fun to play.

Despite those issues Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe is still a fun and worthy addition to anyone's collection and I'd definitely recommend it.

[Rating: 74/100]
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