YMMV / Takeshi's Challenge

  • Acceptable Targets: A slight one for Mormons. In the translated version game, there's a bar named 'Grilled Mormons': in the original version of the game, this was a pun on a type of offal dish called "horumon", with the first letter changed to "m".
  • Crazy Awesome: The protagonist, who, after quitting his job and divorcing his wife, found a bunch of money, beat the living the crap out of several yakuza, rigged a pachinko machine, masterfully performed at a karaoke bar twice, decided to go treasure hunting after finding a map which then led to him flying down to the island on a glider while blowing UFO's and tops it off by killing pirates and bugs.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The creator of the game in the ending basically takes a jab at people who dedicate so much of their time just to finish a video game and find all of its secrets no matter how bad the game is. This is before the time of players that play to find every hidden Easter Egg and developers making their games catering to that type of behavior.
  • So Bad, It's Good: This game's a fairly well known kuso-ge, admitting right on the title screen to being created by a man who hates video games, and is well known for being completely unfair and requiring the player to do a long series of purposefully obtuse actions. It was also intended by Takeshi Kitano to be purposefully bad, and is basically just him trolling the player the entire game.