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Old 09-12-2012, 10:19 AM
Echoseven Echoseven is offline
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Default Shufflepuck Cantina (+ GOLD) by Agharta Studio

Note: Shufflepuck Cantina GOLD is a $2.99 alternative to the regular (FREE) version and includes the Duranium Card, a wad of Credz (worth $2.99) and has no ads.



Shufflepuck Cantina GOLD: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id627420776?mt=8


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Last edited by metalcasket; 04-06-2013 at 02:01 PM.. Reason: Added note about Shufflepuck Cantina GOLD.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:32 AM
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This looks pretty cool. With a pricetag of free though there must be SOME unlock fee?
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:51 AM
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It looks oddly like a 1988 Broderbund's game called...Shufflepuck cafe.

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shufflepuck_Caf%C3%A9[/url]
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:14 AM
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By golly, this game is fan-freakin'-tastic.

At its core, it's an air hockey game, but the spin they've put on it with the general story, aesthetics and atmosphere is simply brilliant.

There are IAPs, but so far I can't see how they'd be necessary - there's nothing locked behind anything even remotely resembling a wall.


Basically you play the air hockey matches against different characters, and winning gets you coins, score and tokens. You can use coins to buy different short stories about each character, and once you've bought them all, you can unlock the character's special skill. You can also buy different pucks and paddles, but I haven't looked at those yet.

The tokens are used in a random-ish "flip a card to win a prize" mini game, where you can win coins, more tokens, or parts of characters' biographies. You get a free token every 30 minutes, but you also get them for completing missions. So far, nearly everything I've done has given me a completed mission and a token/coin/score reward.

Honestly, this game is just brilliant.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:18 AM
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Looks like the ONLY pickup for me this week. None of the other releases posted here so far has gotten my interest much.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:40 AM
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No, you did not just release a modern take on the first computer game I, at the age of 7, ever invested time and passion into, Agharta Studio...

Yes, you did, and I'll be watching every bit and byte of this download as soon as it hits my local App Store! I'll forego Infinity Blade: Dungeons (should it actually be released tonight) if there is a space issue! I'll throw away pictures of loved ones, delete favourite songs (here's to looking at yer MP3's, Marillion, King's X, I Mother Earth and Alter Bridge), and clear out the Scott Pilgrim and Lost at Sea albums from Comic Zeal! If there is still not space enough, I'll send Dan Simmons, Kapuściński, and The Long Earth packing from Stanza, not that it'll make any difference, and refrain from putting the new SoA episode into AVPlayer! I'll delete TWE...

No, I will not delete TWEWY. But just about anything else

Any relation to the original? IP purchased/transferred? Shameless (but still welcome) rip-off, err, I mean, homage? Might you fellas actually be the original Broderbund, or a part of it?

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Looks like the ONLY pickup for me this week. None of the other releases posted here so far has gotten my interest much.
Curiously similar to my sentiments. But this more than makes up fer it, even should we not see IB: D drop tonight.

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:15 PM
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The game plays well and looks great! To me, though, too many other things are added in like the biographies and too much chat. Would like to just get right to the game play. The card game is all right so you can get more coins, etc. The actual air hockey AI is harder than I expected, but I like that. Online multiplayer would really help this go through the roof IMO, though.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:52 PM
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It looks oddly like a 1988 Broderbund's game called...Shufflepuck cafe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shufflepuck_Caf%C3%A9
Man That game was good.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:57 PM
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I have a question of vital importance. Vital, I tell you!

Does it do that cool shattering glass effect when someone scores?
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:00 PM
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I have a question of vital importance. Vital, I tell you!

Does it do that cool shattering glass effect when someone scores?
Yes it does.
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