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Side Pocket

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Game Boy
Nintendo 3DS
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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 "SUPER" move: hit the flashing ball with the white one to smash the other balls with extreme impact!
Side Pocket Game Boy Title screen.
Side Pocket WonderSwan Cocky Riho before the match
Side Pocket Game Gear Before trying again, you are given to train a trick shot.

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

Joystick (French) Genesis Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Sega Force Genesis Mar 18, 1993 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Interface Game Boy 1991 79 out of 100 79
Joystick (French) Game Boy Apr, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Interface NES 1992 71 out of 100 71
Portable Review Game Boy Jun 01, 2007 28 out of 40 70
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1994 6 out of 10 60
Player One Game Boy Sep, 1991 59 out of 100 59


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