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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 "SUPER" move: hit the flashing ball with the white one to smash the other balls with extreme impact!
Side Pocket Genesis Reaching the goal score (or even surpassing it), you can move to the next city.
Side Pocket Genesis Map screen: riding a motorcycle, the player makes a "long" travel to the next challenge... :-D
Side Pocket Genesis Sink a ball where the star appoints to earn some additional points or a passport to the "TRICK" bonus.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jul, 1992 31 out of 40 78
Play Time Nov, 1992 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Entertainment Weekly Oct 30, 1992 B- 67
Video Games Feb, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Feb, 1993 59 out of 100 59


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Evil Ryu (61258) added Side Pocket (Genesis) on Aug 12, 2005
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