Side Pocket

Arcade-style pool from Data East, ported to a variety of platforms — each with their own little twist. The SNES version forms part of the Data East Collection 1 for the Evercade retro gaming system.

Developer: Data East
Publisher: Data East
Available on: Arcade, NES, Game Boy, Mega Drive, Super NES, Game Gear, Evercade

Articles about Side Pocket

Evercade A to Z: Side Pocket - I am bad at pool. Real pool, that is. But also video game pool. Although I am marginally less bad at video game pool than I am at real pool. Data East’s Side Pocket, seen here as part of the Data East Collection 1 cartridge for the Evercade, at least makes the experience of being bad … Continue reading Evercade A to Z: Side Pocket
Side Pocket: Kissin’ Cushions - Many developers — particularly from the 8- and 16-bit eras — tended to end up primarily associated with a particular type of game. But some, like Data East, proved themselves capable of turning their attention to many different mechanical genres. Delve into the Data East Collection 1 cartridge for the Evercade retro gaming platform and you’ll find … Continue reading Side Pocket: Kissin’ Cushions
Atari ST A to Z: Electronic Pool - For quite a while, games that ostensibly simulated “real” sports and activities weren’t necessarily concerned with realism — they were concerned with being fun video games first and foremost. A good example of this is Electronic Pool for Atari ST by Microdeal. This game resembles real-life pool but doesn’t follow many of its rules — and in … Continue reading Atari ST A to Z: Electronic Pool


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