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Shufflepuck Cafe (Mac OS Classic)

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Title Screen

Shufflepuck Cafe

Developers: Christopher Gross, Brøderbund Software
Publisher: Brøderbund Software
Platform: Mac OS Classic
Released in US: 1988

CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.

Air hockey. Air hockey never changes.


Shufflepuck Cafe (Mac OS Classic) - Skip.png   Shufflepuck Cafe (Mac OS Classic) - Eneg.png

These portraits of Skip and Eneg may have been designed for dialog boxes like those seen below. (If the close-up of Eneg is hard to recognize, it's because he lacks that philtrum between his nostrils in all other art.)

Dialog Boxes

File Management

The retail Mac version has no save or load functionality, but these vestigial error messages hint that it was once otherwise.

Shufflepuck Cafe (Mac OS Classic) - Full.png

Shufflepuck Cafe (Mac OS Classic) - Vow.png

Shufflepuck Cafe (Mac OS Classic) - Phnugled.png


ALRT 23, "debug", contains this enigmatic string:

Shufflepuck Cafe (Mac OS Classic) - Debug.png

Other Errors

Shufflepuck Cafe (Mac OS Classic) - Goodbye.png

Shufflepuck Cafe (Mac OS Classic) - Huh.png

Not even shrinking the game's RAM allocation until it could barely launch or deleting all of its PICT resources were enough to trigger these two alerts. (In fact, the game played as usual with the puck and paddles floating in a black void!)

Swapped Names

Shufflepuck Cafe (Mac OS Classic) - Co-authors.png

On the title screen, the credits for Gene Portwood and Lauren Elliott will trade places (up to three times, if you don't click first). This graphic suggests that something similar was planned for the about box, but no combination of modifier keys, other input, circumstances, or waiting has made it say anything other than "Gene Portwood & Lauren Elliott".

Anti-Piracy Credit

CODE 4, the disk check routine, contains the signature of the firm behind it:

Shufflepuck Cafe
HLS Duplication