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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 Game Gear Game Selection.
Side Pocket Genesis Preparing to sink the final ball: if you are really good, sink it where the "ZONE" mark appoints...
Side Pocket SNES Los Angeles is the first city to visit. Good luck and reach the goal!
Side Pocket SNES It's song time in Jukebox option. Select one of many musics and relax observing the sunrise...

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
GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Interface Game Boy 1991 79 out of 100 79
The Video Game Critic Game Gear Jul 09, 2015 B 75
Portable Review Game Gear Jul 25, 2007 30 out of 40 75
Interface NES 1992 71 out of 100 71
Génération 4 Game Boy Feb, 1991 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jul, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Total!! UK Magazine Game Boy Jan, 1992 59 out of 100 59


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