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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 Game Selection.
Side Pocket Game Gear A maximum power strike.
Side Pocket Arcade Title Screen.
Side Pocket Game Boy The Club Master laughs at your failure...

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 Genesis Oct, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jul, 1992 31 out of 40 78
The Video Game Critic NES Feb 21, 2005 B 75
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Oct 30, 1992 B- 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Jun, 1994 25 out of 40 62
Play Time Game Boy Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1994 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 59 out of 100 59


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