[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Side Pocket for Game Boy

May 13th, 2013 by Benj Edwards

Data East Side Pocket for Nintendo Game Boy ad - 1991The balls are moving and the cue ball hasn’t even hit them yet. Spooky.

[ From Video Games and Computer Entertainment, January 1991, back cover ]

Discussion Topic of the Week: In your opinion, what’s the best pool/billiards video game of all time?

10 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Side Pocket for Game Boy”

  1. Kouban Says:

    I liked the pool minigame in GTA San Andreas, but the physics were kind of wonky. Either that or there were magnets in the balls.

  2. technotreegrass Says:

    Side Pocket for the Sega Genesis is pretty cool. Great music, nice interface, but pretty difficult. I’ve never made in past the third stage.

  3. Geoff V Says:

    The working pool table in Duke Nukem 3 is probably my favorite, if only because of the context.

  4. Benj Edwards Says:

    For the record, my favorite billards video or computer game is Pool 1.5 for the Atari 800, which I immortalized in a 2011 Retro Scan. I still play it today sometimes. Heck, it’s probably one of my favorite Atari 800 games, and with so many strong games on that platform, that’s saying a lot.

  5. Erik Mortensen Says:

    I’m going to have to go with the Imagic game for the Atari 2600 called
    “Trick Shot”
    It wasn’t a full pool game, but had various levels with harder and harder single ball pool shots you had to make.

    Pretty fun, and a pretty advanced game for the good old 2600.

  6. Daniel Says:

    My favourite pool game was ‘Sharkey’s 3D Pool’ for DOS. A pretty amazing pool game for the time.

    Check out the youtube video of this game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXqNu5fYIYw

  7. Benj Edwards Says:

    Wow, I remember Sharkey’s 3D Pool, Daniel. It blew my mind at the time.

  8. Daniel Says:

    Ya,Sharkey’s 3D Pool was pretty impressive when it came out. It’s still a fun game to play. I play it occasionally in DosBox.

  9. Jim Says:

    Lunar Pool for the NES. It might not have been realistic, but it was fun.

  10. Ant Says:

    Virtual Pool (for DOS back in my days and on dial-up!)!

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