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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 "SUPER" move: hit the flashing ball with the white one to smash the other balls with extreme impact!
Side Pocket SNES The Trick Game works like a training mode. Choose one of these 19 squares and test your target in the most diverse situations!
Side Pocket SNES These black-tied guys represent, respectively, P1 and P2 in 2-Player matches.
Side Pocket SNES The game begins: try strike many possible balls with one move!

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
Game Players SNES Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Nintendo Magasinet (Sweden) Game Boy Sep, 1991 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1994 4 out of 5 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Nov, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Portable Review Game Gear Jul 25, 2007 30 out of 40 75
Interface NES 1992 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jul, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Player One Game Boy Sep, 1991 59 out of 100 59


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