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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 Genesis 2-Player Match screen: both human players are represented by two black-tied guys.
Side Pocket Genesis The Trick Game option works like a training mode: it's great to test your target and accuracy.
Side Pocket Genesis Main menu.
Side Pocket Genesis To complete the game, you must reach the target score of each city (starting by Los Angeles).

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

Electronic Games Oct, 1992 91 out of 100 91
The Video Game Critic Sep 04, 2001 A- 91
Joystick (French) Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Sega Force Mar 18, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jul, 1992 31 out of 40 78
Play Time Nov, 1992 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Entertainment Weekly Oct 30, 1992 B- 67
Video Games Feb, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Feb, 1993 59 out of 100 59


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Evil Ryu (65852) added Side Pocket (Genesis) on Aug 12, 2005
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