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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 Arcade Cleared the table.
Side Pocket Game Gear The  Trick Game: chose among 19 Trick Shots to clear.
Side Pocket Genesis 2-Player Match screen: both human players are represented by two black-tied guys.
Side Pocket SNES Finally, the goal was reached. Congratulations! Other nice young woman? Hehehe... ;-)

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

GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Interface Game Boy 1991 79 out of 100 79
Play Time Genesis Nov, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Génération 4 Game Boy Feb, 1991 7 out of 10 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 Genesis Feb, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Game Players Game Gear Jul, 1994 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 59 out of 100 59


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