Ponpoko (ポンポコ?) is a 1982 arcade game released by Sigma Enterprises. It is a platform game similar to Donkey Kong and Mario Bros..
In Ponpoko, the player controls a Tanuki (狸 or たぬき), a Japanese raccoon dog, that can climb ladders, walk across floors and jump over gaps while trying to avoid red and yellow snakes. The player must collect all the fruits and vegetables in order to advance to the next level. There are also baskets that contain either snakes, fruits, vegetables, or other bonus items.
Ponpoko has the player control a Tanuki traversing around a pattern, walking and jumping on platforms, climbing ladders, dodging enemy caterpillars and collecting foodstuffs. The player has a limited time to complete the pattern before the Tanuki's hunger level drops down to starvation.The pattern is complete when all foodstuffs are collected. There are also mystery pots which may contain either a bonus item or a deadly snake. Each new pattern adds more enemies and a more difficult layout. The Tanuki dies when making contact with an enemy, falling down a great height or from starvation.