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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 SNES The last hole. Or better, the last holes!
Side Pocket WonderSwan Getting the numbers
Side Pocket Game Gear Here's a Trick Shot presented during the game.
Side Pocket Game Gear If you fail to reach the next class, you are allowed to try again (keeping the lives you had at the end of the last game).

Promo Images

Side Pocket Screenshot
Side Pocket Screenshot
Side Pocket Screenshot
Side Pocket Screenshot

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

Game Players SNES Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Joystick (French) Genesis Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jul, 1992 31 out of 40 78
Play Time Genesis Nov, 1992 75 out of 100 75
The Video Game Critic NES Feb 21, 2005 B 75
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Oct 30, 1992 B- 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Jun, 1994 6.3 out of 10 63
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1994 6 out of 10 60


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