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Shufflepuck Café

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Download shufflepuck_cafe_dsks.sit (1.27 MB)
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

You [are] thrust into [a] rough and tumble space bar, clearly the outsider, forced to prove yourself in a true game of wits and agility: computer air hockey. It was a simple game for simple times: a handful of wacky alien characters, mild nudity, and an animated screen crack when your opponent scored. Ah to go back for one more round.
  — Putney, Dean "Nostalgia: Shufflepuck Café" from Cult of Mac

This pack includes three distinct variants:

If using an emulator, fullscreen mode is recommended so that the mouse doesn't stray off the screen.

An earlier prototype, Shufflepuck, has some additional features.

This game is also available in color for Amiga, DOS and Atari ST.

Architecture: 68k


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by IIGS_User - 2015, January 19 - 7:58pm

He wrote: "Shuffell Pack" Wink

by ShuFF - 2015, January 19 - 4:32am

No problem, I enjoyed recording it!

This might sound the wrong way, but I'm really curious about it. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing Bejin's breast when she offered. I have found some references on the internet, and even a video that proves it ( However, in this version it doesn't happen, and her breast is always hidden. Does anyone know why? Is this a earlier/later version? Did they release different versions for USA and Europe? The only thing I found out for sure is that this version is numbered "14C"!

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by IIGS_User - 2015, January 18 - 6:55pm

Thanks for the movie, nearly 30 minutes of gameplay.
You can watch this game for hours. Wink

by ShuFF - 2015, January 18 - 4:45pm

I just uploaded a full gameplay of Shufflepuck Café (HD) to Youtube, played with Mini vMac. I'll just drop the link, in case anyone is interested Smile

Thanks for the good work!

by sixers105 - 2013, July 24 - 1:48pm

just an FYI, despite what this page says about working for Mac OS 1 - Mac OS 6, it also works for Mac OS 7.5.3 on my SE/30 while running in 24-bit addressing.

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by IIGS_User - 2012, December 13 - 2:08pm

You've already unstuffed it using Stuffit Expander," version 4 ?
If you're on a Mac, prefer to use the .img.sit file, which contains a Disk Image, ready to drag onto the Mini vMac window from outside the environment.

by balrog12 - 2012, December 12 - 9:23pm

Hi, Iv been trying to get this game working for a while but no success, would love to know where im going wrong..please help! I have imported the shufflepuck_cafe.sit file into importFL and then saved it inside Mini vMac, however i am getting the following error when i try and start shufflepuck file i have just imported. The error states "The file "Shufflepuck" could not be opened/printed (the application is busy or missing)." Thanks in advance

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by IIGS_User - 2012, January 3 - 7:42pm

Added second DL - the game in a DiskCopy6 container

If the Disk image fits into 800k or 1440k, it's recommended to use DiskCopy4.2 container in conclusion with depending size, for better Mini vMac compatibility (althought, Balrog prefers to use Disk Copy 4.2 instead of 6.3 then, but this isn't an option for me).

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by 24bit - 2012, January 3 - 7:29pm

Added second DL - the game in a DiskCopy6 container, deflated with Stuffit 3.6.

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by Samwise - 2011, July 19 - 8:42am

Now THIS takes me back! Quite the awesome game, you're bound to replay.

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by amatecha - 2011, April 28 - 8:02am

A quick gameplay video I recorded:

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by IIGS_User - 2010, January 13 - 4:08pm

The author of Mini vMac offers some Mini vMac internal tools, separately downloadable at the Mini vMac site. The one you need is ImportF1:

'Copy' the sit file in the host environment, which is Mac OS X, Linux or some windy os versions, go to Mini vMac, start ImportF1, paste the file. ImportF1 will ask where to save it (inside of Mini vMac).

A final word to the downloads at all:

If we want to be future-save, all downloads should be available as .img.sit (if also works, it's ok). Games shipped on CD ROMs should be available as (or .cdr.sit, if necessary) only.

by watchsmart - 2010, January 13 - 12:47am

Many of the games are not disk images. They are just applications. So you expand the file using stuffit (preferably inside the emulated environment) and then run them. No mounting is required (or possible).

by lol1001 - 2010, January 12 - 9:34pm

I hope you people can help me with a problem I have. I'm using Mini vMac, and it only let me mount .img folders, and all games in here use .sit extension. Well, I'm using Stuffit Expander to extract the archives from the .sit folders, but when I try to extract the archives from the Shufflepuck folder, there's no .img, so what can I do? Any help will be appreciated.

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by The Coma-man - 2009, December 9 - 1:12am

I wish there would be a color version of this, or a part 2 or something...

Ah, I remember, when I was a kid and played this all day...

Also, the Wrestler, the girl and the... umh... hooded guy are the hardest, by far.

by mac-chatter - 2009, October 15 - 7:02pm

The fat guy on the right is pretty strong and the ghost at the bar.

by HughMungus - 2009, October 15 - 5:46am

ok i'm lazy, who's the hardest opponent? i keep losing to that witch who makes the puck zigzag, please say she's the boss!

by nipponese - 2009, September 12 - 6:42am

God damn the art in this game is awesome.

by Timshel66 - 2009, August 30 - 2:53pm

A classic, this is one of the greatest early Mac games of all time.

by butterstick19 - 2009, August 20 - 4:28pm

i will always remember this game. good times playing with the sis and friends.

by moet - 2009, May 5 - 12:39am

great game... i used to cheat by making my paddle span the entire width of the table ::

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by Timekeeper102 - 2009, April 9 - 6:27pm

On a personal note, this game forever lives in my memory as what made me fall in love with Macs. My friend's dad gave him his old Mac 128 (I believe) when he got a new Mac 2. My friend created a cool setup in his closet where the computer would sit. I remember playing this game on summer nights to the chirping of crickets, the 'donk' of the puck, and that crazy eyeball dude's high pitched voice.