Shufflepuck recreates the experience of bar room table shuffleboard in 3D on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Send the puck down the table with a skillful push and watch it collide with the other pucks. Score points by getting your puck closest to the end of the board - just don't send it off the end! Pass the iPhone/iPad/iPod and match skills with a friend, or go head-to-head with the computer. If you're feeling like an easier, rowdier game, switch on the bumpers and watch the puck ricochet its way down the table. No need to worry about getting interrupted; restart the app and Shufflepuck will pick up where you left off.
- Shufflepuck is now a 64-bit app.
Ratings and Reviews
Great gameplay. Needs statistics.
I'm always trying this kind of game since Palm days.
I never played it in the real world but it fascinates me due the precision (power plus direction) it requires.
So as soon as I got my iPhone I saw this game and even without reading one single review I purchased it (well, the price is more than fair and it is a lot less than I used to pay for a Palm game).
The graphics are simple but well presented. I mean, everything is well put together: score board, playing field and top view field.
This interface makes the gameplay easy, fast and accurate (you always know where to throw the puck).
And the throw engine itself is perfect because I always have the feeling that I'm applying the right power to any of my throws. It's precise in that matter and it makes it playable and competitive because you don't even need a power bar or something to tell you the strength. Finally, the top view camera, that follows the puck, is a nice touch.
However, the game could bring a bit more:
- Statistics - winnings/losses (when playing against CPU is always nice to keep track of the performance)
- Tournament or a career mode
The first two items would make this game a 5/5 stars IMO (statistics is a must in any sport, board or dice game).
Love the game... Great Quick Play
It would be good if there was a counter on my device that said how many times I've played this little game. It's such a good "quick play" and I've caught myself several times thinking that I've got five minutes to kill and then ended up playing this or wurdle. The graphics and execution are very nice for a game under $3 and I would guess that I'm already at about a 1 cent per game... how's that for cost effectiveness? It took me a little while to figure out how to best "flick" the pucks down the board but once I had that I was on my way. Sure I still miss fire a few times, but I've done my share of that on the real boards. The game is also great for my kids when they need something to keep them quiet on car rides or at Church.
As a note for improvement... It would be nice to throw in a "story mode" where you move up in ranks and face the tougher computer players that way. I don't mind the black background but you could have background change as you move up... like the Texas Hold'em games out there. But that's just an idea and I'm sure it would push the price up... which I'd pay.
Thanks for a fun game!
Great shuffleboard game.
I'm not a shuffleboard person, but this succeeds at being a fun time waster.
The physics seem realistic. The puck slides like it's on a slick hardwood surface. One can play against the CPU or a friend on the same device. I'm not sure if it's possible to program Wi-Fi multiplayer...but that would be a nice addition in a future update. And, I definitely like the 3D graphics compared to a top-down version. Three difficulties are offered, which is nice for a casual player like myself.
The sliding feels a little sensitive. It could be my skill, but I feel like I either barely slide the puck enough while landing within the 1 point range, or I over slide the puck and it falls off the back edge. This happens while making the most minute adjustment with my finger power. (Heh.)
Like I said, the 3D is nice but is it possible to add something rather than black space? Obviously, it shouldn't be overpowering. Maybe add a back to the shuffleboard with an electronic scoreboard? It could have a space between that and the scoreboard so the pucks still fall off the edge, or an out of bounds line. Again, I don't play shuffleboard, but it would be nice to get rid of the black space.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.