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 Game Boy Pocket game class board.
Side Pocket Game Gear Free ball means you can place the white ball at any place of the table.
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 Reaching the goal score (or even surpassing it), you can move to the next city.

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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The Video Game Critic Genesis Sep 04, 2001 A- 91
Joystick (French) Genesis Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Sega Force Genesis Mar 18, 1993 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Nov, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Play Time Genesis Nov, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Joystick (French) Game Boy Apr, 1991 73 out of 100 73
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jul, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Oct 30, 1992 B- 67
Game Players Game Gear Jul, 1994 62 out of 100 62
Play Time Game Boy Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61


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