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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 The  Trick Game: chose among 19 Trick Shots to clear.
Side Pocket NES Let's begin the challenge!
Side Pocket Game Boy A maximum power strike leading to sink ball 2.
Side Pocket NES Level complete!

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

Electronic Games Genesis Oct, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Game Players SNES Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Joystick (French) Genesis Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Nintendo Magasinet (Sweden) Game Boy Sep, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joystick (French) Game Boy Apr, 1991 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Total! (Germany) SNES Feb, 1994 3 out of 6 60
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 59 out of 100 59
Player One Game Boy Sep, 1991 59 out of 100 59


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