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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 Finally, the goal was reached. Congratulations! Other nice young woman? Hehehe... ;-)
Side Pocket Game Gear An example of Trick Shot: how will you make balls 1 and 2 fall in those pockets without breaking the wine glasses?
Side Pocket Genesis To complete the game, you must reach the target score of each city (starting by Los Angeles).
Side Pocket Game Gear Title Screen.

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

Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jul, 1992 31 out of 40 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Nov, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77 NES May, 2013 B 75
Interface NES 1992 71 out of 100 71
Portable Review Game Boy Jun 01, 2007 28 out of 40 70
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1994 6 out of 10 60
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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