Not all mushrooms in Pole’s Big Adventure are deadly. One of them has beneficial effects for Pole… sort of. Early in the fifth level, right before you face jumping ninjas, Pole can grab a mushroom. Eat it, and, well, I think the picture explains it all. Pole’s Big Adventure wasn’t given a CERO B rating and sexual content warning without reason.
I’m just getting into Pole’s Big Adventure, but it seems like the game was designed just to mess with you. In the same level the game gets intentionally buggy by misplacing sprites and suddenly adding NES style slowdown for no reason other than to get a rise out of the player. Pole’s Big Adventure is an interesting experience, one I’ll be writing more about later.
Update: Impressions are here!
Images courtesy of Sega.