Side Pocket 2

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Side Pocket 2
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Saturn
Publisher: Data East
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (20 tracks)
Genre: Billiards (ビリヤード)[1], Table[2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-13106
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
JP
¥6,8006,800 T-1301G
Sega Saturn
US
$59.9559.95[4] T-1302H
ESRB: Kids to Adults

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Side Pocket 2 (サイドポケット2) is a billiards game developed and published by Data East as a sequel to Side Pocket. It was released for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Saturn in 1995.

When brought to North America, the game was renamed Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend. It was followed by Side Pocket 3, also released for the Saturn, but only in Japan.

Versions

While the Mega Drive and Sega Saturn versions of Side Pocket 2 share similar gameplay, the Saturn version has an entirely different story mode, complete with full motion video cutscenes. The two versions also have different soundtracks.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend
Japanese サイド・ポケット2 ~伝説のハスラー~ Side Pocket 2: Densetsu no Hustler

Magazine articles

Main article: Side Pocket 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Fusion (US) #0102: "Volume 1, Number 2: September 1995" (1995-0x-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[6]
Cool Gamer (RU)
60
[7]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
74
[8]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
48
[9]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
50
[10]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
77
[11]
Sega Mega Drive
61
Based on
6 reviews

Side Pocket 2

Mega Drive, US
SidePocket2 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
MinnesotaFats MD US Cart.jpg
Cart

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
76
[12]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
70
[13]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
55
[4]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
70
[14]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
80
[15]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
58
[16]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
21
[17]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[18]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
75
[19]
Sega Saturn
63
Based on
9 reviews

Side Pocket 2

Saturn, US
MinnesotaFats Sat US backcover.jpgSidePocket2 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
MinnesotaFats Sat US disc.jpg
Disc
Sidepocket2 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, JP
SidePocket2 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgSidePocket2 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
SidePocket2 Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
SidePocket2 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Side Pocket 2 Legend Of Hustler 1995 J color.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
603,001,056 1995-02-20 CD-ROM (JP) T-1301G V1.001

References