Sega’s WiiWare game takes after life ending games like I Wanna Be The Guy and Jinsei Owatta no Daibouken. It doesn’t look as frustrating as either of those, but Pole’s Big Adventure is loaded with instant kill traps. The poisonous mushroom was an obvious one. The cactus that looks like its a background object, but really decapitates you and makes blotches of blood splatter on the screen not so much.
You can catch that part halfway through this video. Before that you’ll see apple cores raining from the sky and a nudist enemy poacher. Things like these make me wonder if Sega will localize Pole’s Big Adventure for North America or deem it too strange for an international release.
Images courtesy of Sega.