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Side Pocket

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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 NES Can you make this bonus shot?
Side Pocket SNES Title screen.
Side Pocket Game Boy Free ball means you can place the white ball at any place of the table.
Side Pocket Genesis The Trick Game option works like a training mode: it's great to test your target and accuracy.

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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The Press Says

Game Players SNES Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Sega Force Genesis Mar 18, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Interface NES 1992 71 out of 100 71
Portable Review Game Boy Jun 01, 2007 28 out of 40 70
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jul, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Jun, 1994 6.3 out of 10 63
Game Players Game Gear Jul, 1994 62 out of 100 62
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1994 6 out of 10 60
Total!! UK Magazine Game Boy Jan, 1992 59 out of 100 59


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