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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 9-Ball game start: when preparing a shot, the "ghost ball" line marks where the white ball will go. The other balls are converted to numbers in order to make your planning easier.
Side Pocket Game Boy Sinking a ball in the pocket maked with a star will give you bonus gifts.
Side Pocket Game Boy Pocket game result.
Side Pocket Game Boy Pocket game class board.

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

Nintendo Magasinet (Sweden) Sep, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Interface 1991 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Portable Review Jun 01, 2007 28 out of 40 70
Génération 4 Feb, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Dec, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Play Time Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Video Games Jun, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Total!! UK Magazine Jan, 1992 59 out of 100 59
Player One Sep, 1991 59 out of 100 59


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chirinea (44087) added Side Pocket (Game Boy) on Jun 22, 2006
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