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Side Pocket (Genesis)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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The main objective is to cross different USA cities and reach the predetermined scores to go ahead. But remember: you'll have only 16 balls and every error can be lethal!

The game also comes with modes for 2 players with two variants: 2P Pocket Game (the traditional mode) and 2P 9-Ball Game, where the premise is to sink 9 balls before the other player makes them first. If you prefer, test your target in Trick Game or even hear your favorite song in Jukebox.

After each stage completed (and some luck), a bonus stage will appear, as well as the chance to earn extra balls. You will only need a good target in the parquet block!


Side Pocket Genesis After a tough match, the total score will be processed: just wait and see... :-\
Side Pocket Genesis Playing in 1-Player mode, you can recover some extra balls completing a Trick Game successfully.
Side Pocket Genesis 2-Player Match screen: both human players are represented by two black-tied guys.
Side Pocket Genesis Main menu.

Alternate Titles

  • "Side vs Pocket" -- Game Boy in-game title
  • "Sidepocket" -- Japanese WonderSwan title
  • "サイドポケット" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Sep 04, 2001 A- 91
Joystick (French) Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Sega Force Mar 18, 1993 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Entertainment Weekly Oct 30, 1992 B- 67
Power Play Feb, 1993 59 out of 100 59


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Evil Ryu (56932) added Side Pocket (Genesis) on Aug 12, 2005
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