Side Pocket

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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 WonderSwan Getting the numbers
Side Pocket Game Gear 9-Ball Game ended.
Side Pocket Genesis To complete the game, you must reach the target score of each city (starting by Los Angeles).
Side Pocket Genesis 2-Player Match screen: both human players are represented by two black-tied guys.

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
Sega Force Genesis Mar 18, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Interface Game Boy 1991 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Nov, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
The Video Game Critic NES Feb 21, 2005 B 75
Portable Review Game Gear Jul 25, 2007 30 out of 40 75
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Game Players Game Gear Jul, 1994 62 out of 100 62
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1994 6 out of 10 60
Player One Game Boy Sep, 1991 59 out of 100 59


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