To advance to the next city, you must meet or surpass a preset Target Score. There are plenty of great options and genuine pool strategies to keep serious players interested, and yet it's simple enough to play without the manual. Side Pocket involves more than just shootin' pool. You play for the championship by competing in five cities. How Data East has managed to squeeze this game onto the Game Gear is beyond me.
Whether you're slick with a stick or a fool at pool, you'll enjoy Side Pocket. The game pits you against three different challenges that range from a tournament-style Pocket match to a Trick Game with 19 difficult trick shots. The graphics are simple, but effective. If you're a pool fanatic you'll love the control and options of this portable. What may look to be just another pool game, Side Pocket offers many many new challenges to any fan of pool! The 16-Bit realm has just collided with the pool industry to produce one of the best pool simulations ever! Every time you miss two shots, you lose a Stock dot. Sound effects don't play a big part in this cart, but the game play makes up for it. Hit the white ball into the pocket containing the star and the table will turn black with stars appearing at all corners.
Kinda makes it less realistic. There are two games to choose from, 9-Ball or Pocket Play. As a very big billiards fan, Side Pocket went under a very critical eye by this reviewer for glitches and bugs. In Side Pocket, you choose your game, the angle of your shot, and the strength of your stroke. On the Felt Two players can choose between a Pocket game and the Nine Ball game. If you're on a trip, it may help to pass the time.
It plays like a strategy game where you set the angle and shot power. After learning the basics, you should try all of the different tricks that will totally impress your opponent! You must also maintain Stock, which is represented by white dots under your score. It's like there's a miniature puzzle game inside. Play against the computer or place your bets with another pool sharkin' buddy. The layout is the same, and even most of the graphics are recreated here. Side Pocket includes many different options and cool moves that have combined with digitized sound effects to make you feel like an intricate part of this game! The tricks are probably the most challenging of the bunch, and the most fun, too.
This is simply one of the best pool games ever. Wine glasses are strategically placed on the table and you must maneuver through them to sink the ball. It's a bit different from all the regular games. The object is to clear the table with one shot. You can hear the satisfying smack when balls collide and even the excited murmur of the crowd as you make a spectacular shot. There is also a normal pool game that takes you around the world. The other two levels of Masse just put extraordinary spins on the ball.
There are a set number of points that you must make to pass through each locale. Having two players dishes up some great competition. Prove your worth as the Great White of pool sharks, and you're off to the Atlantic City championship. This cart takes the classic game and brings to your video screen. In the traditional Nine Ball game, you sink balls by banking them off the number nine ball.
Some ways of accomplishing this are by lining up the ball and adjusting your center of striking, or you can even pop the ball over obstacles! A good game for relaxation. Select from multiple angles and hit areas plus different types of games. Everything from fancy trick shots to beautiful women makes this a must! Hitting the remaining ball into any one of the pockets will give you bonus points or extra balls. The game is geared for the adult crowd and the many different women hanging around the tables shown off the Genesis' digitized graphics. The cart does include some nice options for displaying small balls on a small screen, but the graphics are mostly standard fare.
Lose a few and you can, er, chalk it up to experience! Game play isn't bad except after you hit the cue ball. The player earns points by sinking balls, sinking balls on consecutive shots, and sinking balls in numerical order. Well, there are also special bonus shots you can make and even locate special zones that will grease up the table for extra speed! The Game Gear was in need of something different, and Side Pocket appears to be the answer. Side Pocket is a decent translation from the Genesis version. Even though you have a variety of tunes to choose from, it's still wise to turn up your own stereo. In five games, you play till the tables are cleared. This is a great way to brush up on your pool skills.
Although the graphics are a portable, they don't seem too bad, and you can actually distinguish between the solid and striped balls. The computer allows you to hit the ball from any angle, and it even lets you add Draw which drags the ball backwards after its hit or Follow which makes the cue ball trail the ball it hits. Pool, billiards, what's the difference? You compete against either a friend or the computer. Side Pocket, Data East's highly popular 8-bit pool simulation game, will soon be available for the Genesis. Once you are good enough, try the trick game option! Determining the precise angle and power for a shot can be harder than taking a geometry test, but it's definitely more fun. You have to use every millimeter of the ball to hit shots.
This is a fairly amusing cart of some of the most popular billiard games. You embark on a five city, pool-shooting tour. All the balls seem to roll a little too much. Cool Pool The lush, realistic graphics in Side Pocket have nice details, with highlights on the balls and gorgeous cut scenes. In the Straight game, you accumulate points by sinking a certain number of balls in a row or by dropping the balls in numerical sequence.