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 Genesis The Trick Game option works like a training mode: it's great to test your target and accuracy.
Side Pocket SNES If you are the best, complete this Challenge Stage with only ONE chance...
Side Pocket SNES The game begins: try strike many possible balls with one move!
Side Pocket Game Boy By sinking at the star you've earned 2 more tryes.

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
Portable Review Game Gear Jul 25, 2007 30 out of 40 75
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jul, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Génération 4 Game Boy Feb, 1991 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Oct 30, 1992 B- 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Jun, 1994 6.3 out of 10 63
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Play Time Game Boy Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Player One Game Boy Sep, 1991 59 out of 100 59


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