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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 Gear When there's only one ball left, the message "ZONE" will appear over the board. You have to hit the zone marked pocket to gain bonus gifts.
Side Pocket Game Gear 9-Ball Game ended.
Side Pocket Game Gear At the ending of State Class you'll been put through a test, the Class Up Trick.
Side Pocket Game Gear Pocket game class board. Starting at Club Class.

Promo Images

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Side Pocket Screenshot
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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 Jul 09, 2015 B 75
Portable Review Jul 25, 2007 30 out of 40 75
GamePro (US) Jul, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Players Jul, 1994 62 out of 100 62
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1994 25 out of 40 62
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1994 6 out of 10 60


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CRV (1004) added Side Pocket (Game Gear) on Dec 30, 2005
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