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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 2-Player Match screen: both human players are represented by two black-tied guys.
Side Pocket Game Boy A maximum power strike leading to sink ball 2.
Side Pocket WonderSwan Cocky Riho before the match
Side Pocket Game Gear The higher the class, the higher the target score: 4000 this time.

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

Joystick (French) Genesis Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Interface Game Boy 1991 79 out of 100 79
The Video Game Critic NES Feb 21, 2005 B 75
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Oct 30, 1992 B- 67
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Jun, 1994 6.3 out of 10 63
Game Players Game Gear Jul, 1994 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 59 out of 100 59
Total!! UK Magazine Game Boy Jan, 1992 59 out of 100 59


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