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Side Pocket

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Game Boy
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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 Trick shot; attempt to sink the all without breaking anything.
Side Pocket Arcade Nice and easy.
Side Pocket Genesis Reaching the goal score (or even surpassing it), you can move to the next city.
Side Pocket Game Boy Free ball means you can place the white ball at any place of the table.

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

The Video Game Critic Genesis Sep 04, 2001 A- 91
Game Players SNES Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Interface NES 1992 71 out of 100 71
Génération 4 Game Boy Feb, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Oct 30, 1992 B- 67
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1990 64 out of 100 64
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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