Side Pocket

The Arcade Video Game by Data East Corp.

Side Pocket screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Side Pocket © 1986 Data East.


Side Pocket the  Arcade Video Game
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(members only)
Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2 Mhz)
Sound CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 1.5 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 1.5 Mhz), YM3526 (@ 3 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Side Pocket was released in June 1986.

Polystar / Datam released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Deco History Scene I : Data East Game Music Scene One - H25X-20008) on September 25, 1988.


1. Side Pocket (1986)
2. Side Pocket 2 / Minnesota Fats Pool Legend (1995, Sega Saturn & Mega Drive)



Nintendo NES usa (june.1987) "Side Pocket [Model NES-PK]"
Nintendo Famicom japan (oct.30, 1987)
Nintendo Game Boy europe (1990) "Side Pocket [Model DMG-SW-NOE]"
Nintendo Game Boy australia (1990)
Nintendo Game Boy japan (sept.21, 1990) "Side Pocket [Model DMG-SWA]"
Nintendo Game Boy usa (nov.1990) "Side Pocket [Model DMS-SW]"
Nintendo NES australia (1992) "Side Pocket [Model NES-PK]"
Sega Genesis usa (1992) "Side Pocket [Model T-13046]"
Sega Mega Drive europe (1992)
Nintendo NES europe (may.27, 1992) "Side Pocket [Model NES-PK]"
Sega Mega Drive japan (dec.11, 1992) "Side Pocket [Model T-13083]"
Nintendo SNES europe (1993)
Nintendo SNES usa (dec.1993) "Side Pocket [Model SNS-4P]"
Sega Game Gear usa (1994)
Nintendo Super Famicom japan (mar.18, 1994) "Side Pocket [Model SHVC-4P]"
Sega Mega-CD japan "Side Pocket Special Edition" : Unreleased Prototype
Bandai WonderSwan japan (nov.25, 1999) "Side Pocket for WonderSwan [Model SWJ-DTE001]"
Nintendo Wii usa (feb.19, 2010) "Data East Arcade Classics [Model RVL-P-R26E]"
Nintendo 3DS [Virtual Console] japan (sept.7, 2011) Game Boy version
Nintendo 3DS [Virtual Console] usa (oct.6, 2011) Game Boy version
Nintendo 3DS [Virtual Console] europe australia (nov.10, 2011) Game Boy version

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on October 31, 2013