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Video Game / Férias Frustradas do Pica-Pau

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So Woody Woodpecker is on a vacation with his friends and family... and didn't invite Buzz Buzzard too? How dare him! He must pay! Woody's Rogues Gallery capture all of his friends and leave a letter which tells of how much they'll suffer for his atrocious actions. Is Woody a bad enough woodpecker to go and save them?

Férias Frustradas do Pica-Pau, or in good English, Woody Woodpecker's Frustrated Vacation, is a Platform Game for the Mega Drive and Sega Master System made in 1995 by Tec Toy, which distributed Sega consoles and games in Brazil at the time. The production of the game was troubled - it took about 4 years to be finished. The final product ended up being poorly received overall, with complaints of simple graphics and terrible controls.

This game contains examples of:

  • Blackout Basement: The end of level 1, if played in hard difficulty.
  • Boss-Arena Idiocy: Why have cannons in your arena if you're not going to use them, Buzz?
  • Bottomless Pits
  • The Cameo: Woody's kidnapped friends include Chilly Willy and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit as portrayed by Walter Lantz. Yeah, this was his debut in videogames, not Epic Mickey...
  • Cut and Paste Environments: The second area of level 1 is, for no good reason, the first area with a night-time color palette. Level 5 is also very repetitive.
  • Damsel in Distress: Splinter and Winnie Woodpecker, Splinter is the third to last character Woody has to save and Winnie is the last character that Woody has to rescue.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Buzz wasn't invited to Woody's vacation, so he attempts to kill all of Woody's friends.
  • Easy-Mode Mockery: Easy mode skips some areas.
  • Evil Is Petty: Buzz Buzzard tries to kill Woody's friends solely because Woody didn't invite him to go on vacation with him. Talk about someone who hates being snubbed!
  • Excuse Plot: Woody Woodpecker goes on vacation, but his friends are kidnapped by Buzz Buzzard and he has to save them from him, go at it!
  • Game-Over Man: Buzz Buzzard. "You lost! Hahaha!"
  • Guide Dang It!: The first level requires players to jump into a pit (which normally kills the player) to move on. The second level has keys to collect which require Woody to do various seemingly random things which defy real world logic in order to obtain them.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Woody has to save Andy Panda from being cut in half.
  • Hit Box Dissonance: Just how do the hitboxes on the enemies and bosses work?!
  • Idle Animation: Woody gets angry and pecks the screen if left alone.
  • Jet Pack: A powerup. It allows Woody to fly for a while, but he'll lose it if he gets hit.
  • Mercy Invincibility: Presented in the normal difficulty, but averted in Hard Mode.
  • Nintendo Hard: Very difficult levels, poor controls, abysmal hit detection on enemies and bosses alike, and no continues.
  • Stupidity Is the Only Option: The second area of level 1 is just the first one at night. To clear this area and reach the boss, Woody has to jump into a Bottomless Pit (the left one), which implies he spent hours wandering and trying to find the correct path. Of course, if he tries to jump into that hole in the first area, he dies.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: In the second part of level 4.
  • Villain Team-Up: Buzz Buzzard manages to get the rest of Woody's rogues gallery to team up with him to take the woodpecker down.