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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 Game Gear Free ball means you can place the white ball at any place of the table.
Side Pocket Game Gear Up to Nation Class...
Side Pocket Arcade Stage 01.
Side Pocket Game Gear The higher the class, the higher the target score: 4000 this time.

Promo Images

Side Pocket Screenshot
Side Pocket Screenshot
Side Pocket Screenshot
Side Pocket Screenshot

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 Genesis Sep 04, 2001 A- 91
Joystick (French) Genesis Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Sega Force Genesis Mar 18, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Play Time Genesis Nov, 1992 75 out of 100 75
The Video Game Critic Game Gear Jul 09, 2015 B 75
Joystick (French) Game Boy Apr, 1991 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1994 6 out of 10 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Feb, 1994 3 out of 6 60
Player One Game Boy Sep, 1991 59 out of 100 59


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