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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 The match begins and the player plans the first move.
Side Pocket SNES Trick Game demonstration: don't break nothing, OK?
Side Pocket SNES The last hole. Or better, the last holes!
Side Pocket Genesis Title screen.

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
Joystick (French) Genesis Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Sega Force Genesis Mar 18, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Portable Review Game Gear Jul 25, 2007 30 out of 40 75
Interface NES 1992 71 out of 100 71
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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Jun, 1994 6.3 out of 10 63
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1994 6 out of 10 60


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