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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 Game Boy By sinking at the star you've earned 2 more tryes.
Side Pocket SNES The Trick Game works like a training mode. Choose one of these 19 squares and test your target in the most diverse situations!
Side Pocket SNES Title screen.
Side Pocket Genesis To complete the game, you must reach the target score of each city (starting by Los Angeles).

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

The Video Game Critic Genesis Sep 04, 2001 A- 91
Game Players SNES Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Sega Force Genesis Mar 18, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Play Time Genesis Nov, 1992 75 out of 100 75
The Video Game Critic NES Feb 21, 2005 B 75
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jul, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Game Players Game Gear Jul, 1994 62 out of 100 62
Video Games Game Boy Jun, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Player One Game Boy Sep, 1991 59 out of 100 59


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