Winnie The Pooh's Home Run Derby is a 2010 japanese Flash baseball video game published at the Walt Disney Pictures website. The player controls Pooh
in order to defeat his eight friends
in a baseball's home run challenge. The game won a cult following in early 2013 and became a viral hit due to its extreme difficulty
The brutal difficulty, thanks to the Internet, has lead to the common interpretation that all of the pitchers are either sadistic assholes or supernatural beings comprised of pure evil.
Find the game here
. An English translated version can be found here
This game provides examples of:
- Always Day
- Badass Adorable: What else to describe a bear who took down evil incarnate (Christopher Robin) and his minions? In BASEBALL, no less? Face it, this is one hardcore bear.
- Beware the Silly Ones
- Beyond the Impossible: Rabbit's and Owl's pitches move in a blatantly physically impossible way. Tigger's plain become invisible midflight.
- Bizarre and Improbable Ballistics: With baseballs, not bullets.
- Black Magic: One possible reason how they can throw those ridiculous pitches.
- Cats Are Mean: Tigger
- Confusion Fu: Unpredictability is the mighty Christopher Robin's secret weapon.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Beating Christopher Robin is harder than beating a god.
- Difficulty Spike: The first three stages are fairly straightforward. It is when you get to Kanga when the erratic ball movements begin. And it only gets worse from there.
- Dissonant Serenity: Each pitcher smiles as if they're just having fun and not eating your soul, and Pooh also smiles despite the torment.
- Final Boss: Christopher Robin, who perhaps borders on True Final Boss due to being in the Special stage.
- Five-Bad Band
- From Bad to Worse: Happens each time you defeat an opponent and move on to the next one.
- Hair-Raising Hare: Rabbit
- The Hero: Winnie-the-Pooh
- Humanoid Abomination / Eldritch Abomination: Christopher Robin might as well be madness embodied.
- Let's Play: There have been quite a few Youtubers who have done LP's of this game, including Critikal, Azurite Reaction, and inthelittlewood. Oh Crap, This Cannot Be!, Heroic BSOD and Go Mad from the Revelation reactions are abundant.
- Knight of Cerebus: Kanga ushers in the Reality Warpers and Christopher Robin, just Christopher Robin
- Marathon Level: Winning a level requires hitting dozens of balls. And you must sit through the rest of the pitches even if the level becomes Unwinnable.
- Mind over Matter: Another likely explanation how Pooh's "friends" can make the balls defy the laws of physics.
- Nintendo Hard: And how! It starts off really easy, but quickly escalates to a level reached only by few games in existence.
- Not So Harmless Villains: Pooh's friends aren't exactly "villains", but they make this game sadistically hard.
- Ominous Owl: Owl
- Physical God of Evil: Christopher Robin
- Reality Is Out to Lunch
- Reality Warper: Everyone from Kanga to Christopher Robin. And this isn't just our Running Gag either, it has to be seen to be believed.
- Satan: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, YOU ASSHOLE
- Serial Escalation: Each opponent is more difficult than the previous, with more and more difficult pitch patterns and styles, reaching yet again and again a new high in unfairness, until they transcend any and all rules of physics and logic.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: You start with Eeyore, the easiest pitcher, and gradually face more difficult ones, until you finally get to meet the all-mighty Christopher Robin.
- Soundtrack Dissonance: The music is very calm and sweet for such a cruel, soul-crushing game.
- Starter Villain: Eeyore
- Sugar Apocalypse
- Sugar Bowl: Well, a sugar bowl with horribly difficult baseball games...
- Time Master: Rabbit can control the flow of time, making it a lot harder to anticipate the timing.