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 WonderSwan Title screen.
Side Pocket Genesis Playing in 1-Player mode, you can recover some extra balls completing a Trick Game successfully.
Side Pocket SNES It's song time in Jukebox option. Select one of many musics and relax observing the sunrise...
Side Pocket Game Gear The  Trick Game: chose among 19 Trick Shots to clear.

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
Portable Review Game Gear Jul 25, 2007 30 out of 40 75
Interface NES 1992 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jul, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Portable Review Game Boy Jun 01, 2007 28 out of 40 70
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Oct 30, 1992 B- 67
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Game Players Game Gear Jul, 1994 62 out of 100 62
Video Games Game Boy Jun, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1994 6 out of 10 60


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