* CashCowFranchise: Attempted, but failed miserably. Active was clearly expecting ''Cheetahmen'' to become the next ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', or at the very least the next ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}''. While it could perhaps have enjoyed some success, as many agree that the basic concept was kind of cool if not especially original, having the only way of obtaining it be as part of a $200 cartridge pretty much killed that idea from the word go.
* ManualMisprint: Taken UpToEleven, as several of the manual descriptions bear absolutely no resemblance to the actual game. Several examples are rather {{Egregious}}:
** The manual describes ''Crazy Shuffle'' as a matching game, but it's actually a game where you shoot stuff in a hedge maze.
** ''Bits n Pieces'' is described as a puzzle game but is actually a game where you jump on stock movie monsters.
** In the manual, ''Jigsaw'' is described as being ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. However, it's actually a carpentry-themed platformer.
* OnlyInFlorida: Yup, the brainchild of some guy from Miami.
* StillbornFranchise: Honestly, the guys at Active should have known not to pin their dreams on ''Action 52'''s success. They had to have ''played'' the game at some point, right?
** Active Enterprises had plans to create a Cheetahmen animated TV series and toy line.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: As stated in the main article, the creators had big dreams of making Cheetamen into a big franchise, now, had they put all that wishful thinking into developing one functional game, instead of 52 broken ones, they might have maybe, possibly gotten somewhere. Mayhaps.
** It could have been possible if they started with the action figures and the show rather than the game cartridge...
** It's been discovered while digging through the coding that they might have planned 60 games for the cartridge early on.
* WorkingTitle: On a prototype of the game, ''Cheetahmen'' was called ''Action Gamer''.
* [=SuckerFreeGames=], a small group of 3 people, bought the intellectual rights for Cheetahmen in 2010 [[http://suckerfreegames.com/forums/index.php/topic,8.0.html]]. They plan to release a sequel for Cheetahman 3 for the XBoxLiveArcade.