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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 After a very disputed game, it's time to see the total score!
Side Pocket Game Gear Up to Nation Class...
Side Pocket SNES Title screen.
Side Pocket Game Boy Sinking a ball in the pocket maked with a star will give you bonus gifts.

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
Joystick (French) Game Boy Apr, 1991 73 out of 100 73
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jul, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Play Time Game Boy Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Total! (Germany) SNES Feb, 1994 3 out of 6 60
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 59 out of 100 59
Player One Game Boy Sep, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Computer Gaming World (CGW) NES Jul, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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