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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 Genesis Main menu.
Side Pocket Game Gear City Class Clear!
Side Pocket Game Boy 9-Ball game start: when preparing a shot, the "ghost ball" line marks where the white ball will go. The other balls are converted to numbers in order to make your planning easier.
Side Pocket WonderSwan Getting the numbers

Alternate Titles

  • "Side vs Pocket" -- Game Boy in-game title
  • "Sidepocket" -- 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
The Video Game Critic NES Feb 21, 2005 B 75
Portable Review Game Gear Jul 25, 2007 30 out of 40 75
Interface NES 1992 71 out of 100 71
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Oct 30, 1992 B- 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Jun, 1994 6.3 out of 10 63
Video Games Game Boy Jun, 1991 60 out of 100 60
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
Player One Game Boy Sep, 1991 59 out of 100 59


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