''Winnie the Pooh's Home Run Derby'' is a 2007 Japanese Flash baseball video game published at the Disney website. The player controls [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Pooh]] in order to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeat]] [[TheLegionsOfHell 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 [[SurpriseDifficulty 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. This is especially true with the final pitcher, Christopher Robin himself.
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Find the game [[http://disney.kids.yahoo.co.jp/game/pooh.html here]]. An English translated version can be found [[http://www.flashrelax.com/play-Winnie-The-Pooh-s-Home-Run-Derby.html here]]. Disney also released the official English version [[http://games.disney.com/winnie-the-pooh-home-run-derby here]].
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!!This game provides examples of:
* AluminumChristmasTrees: If you've ever seen a pro pitcher throw a knuckleball, you'll know that Owl's pitches (while ''unquestionably'' an exaggeration) aren't quite as impossible and "physics-defying" as most players assume.
* AlwaysNight: Inverted.
* ArtStyleDissonance: It's a cartoony Winnie-The-Pooh game. How hard could it possibly be?
* BewareTheSillyOnes: You wouldn't expect stuffed cartoon animals to have superhuman pitching skills.
* BizarreAndImprobableBallistics: With baseballs, not bullets. Rabbit's and Owl's pitches move in a blatantly physically impossible way, with Rabbit's pitches moving slowly ''and then speeding up'', and Owl's pitches moving in a zigzagging manner. And yet, even they have nothing on Tigger's pitches, which in midflight ''become invisible.''
* TheCameo: While on the overhead view, you can see Gopher as an umpire.
* ConfusionFu: Unpredictability is the mighty Christopher Robin's secret weapon.
* DifficultySpike: The first three stages are fairly straightforward. It's when you get to Kanga when the [[RealityWarper erratic ball movements]] begin. And it [[FromBadToWorse only gets worse]] from there.
* FinalBoss: Christopher Robin, who perhaps borders on TrueFinalBoss due to being in the Special stage.
* FinalExamBoss: Christopher Robin uses ball patterns taken from the previous bosses.
* FromBadToWorse: Happens each time you defeat an opponent and move on to the next one.
%%* TheHero: WinnieThePooh
* MarathonLevel: Winning a level requires hitting dozens of balls. And you must sit through the rest of the pitches even if the level becomes Unwinnable.
* NintendoHard: And how! It starts off really easy, but quickly escalates to a level reached only by few games in existence. What, you thought a game about Winnie The Pooh would be easy?
* [[NotSoHarmlessVillain Not So Harmless Villains]]: Pooh's friends aren't exactly "villains", but they make this game ''sadistically'' hard.
* RealityIsOutToLunch: The pitches get really weird on the later stages. ''Really'' weird.
* RealityWarper: Everyone from Kanga to Christopher Robin. And this isn't just our RunningGag either, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmSyvHus1SE it has to be seen to be believed]].
* SerialEscalation: 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 [[RealityWarper transcend any and all rules of physics and logic]].
* SugarBowl: Well, a sugar bowl with horribly difficult baseball games...
* TerribleTrio: Rabbit, Owl, and Christopher Robin.
* TimeMaster: Rabbit can control the flow of time, making it a lot harder to anticipate the timing.
** Kanga and Roo are the first to throw physics-bending pitches, unlike the first three opponents who throw simple fastballs.
** Piglet might not have the erratic pitches of the latter opponents, but he throws his balls much faster than Eeyore or Lumpy do, marking the first DifficultySpike of the game.