Proving once again that the less you know what you're doing, the more entertaining sports actually are, Bennett Foddy of QWOP fame brings us PoleRiders. A two-player physics game for a pair of buddies sharing a single keyboard, the goal here is to try to kick an apple on a string into your friend's goal... by pole-vaulting. Use the [WASD] or [arrow] keys to control your runner as he gallavants around the field, tapping the down key at just the right moment to send yourself vaulting gracefully through the air like some majestic Olympic gazelle... in theory, anyway. In practice, it requires a lot of timing and the proper momentum to do anything over than smack into things or waggle slowly back and forth in air with your pole bent backwards. Just make sure you tackle the challenges in the single-player practice mode 'til you get the hang of things.
Like previous titles QWOP and GIRP, PoleRiders is fiddly and tricky to master, but also curiously rewarding once you manage to do so. Failure here often doesn't feel as frustrating as you might expect simply because the whole thing is so silly; the concept is gloriously goofy, the visuals simple and entertaining, and the dainty sound-effects that accompany movement are hilarious and make you feel like you're in a Bugs Bunny Cartoon. Best enjoyed with a friend and a healthy dose of self-depreciating humour, PoleRiders is well worth a bit of your time.