* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Be it some thumping techno, murderous metal or dizzy dance music, you'll surely find something for you. You ''choose'' the music it plays. Awesome Music is an assured part of the game.
* GameBreaker: [[SmartBomb Super Bombs]] in the original. At point blank range, it decimates bosses in a single blast, usually giving you plenty of time to rack up Dare Devil bonuses gradually if nothing is around until the next wave of enemies show up.
* PolishedPort:
** The Steam version of ''Classic'' and ''Ultra''. Sure Windows users do have to pay for relatively cheap add-ons for file support that the Macintosh users don't have to pay for, but beyond that they have access to internet radio for music, (optional) social feeds through RSS and Website/{{Twitter}}, other possible configuration tweaks. In the case of ''Beat Hazard Classic'' on PC and Mac on Steam, [[OldSaveBonus it also has access to]] ''Beat Hazard Ultra''[='=]s [[NintendoHard Suicidal]] difficulty if it's unlocked in the expansion pack.
** The retail PC release by THQ has most of the same content as the original Xbox LIVE Indie Games version with some added songs and the addition of the Suicidal difficulty, which might be good for those who prefer the original.
* ThatOneBoss: The Hydra-like boss from the ''Ultra'' DLC is this sometimes. It has the ability to curl up into a ball and repel ''ALL'' attacks, and can stay like this for any amount of time. This boss can also un-curl, fire, and re-curl in less than a second. Combine this with the fact that they have a large amount of HP and, once they do this for while, there's a bunch of other enemies and/or bosses on-screen, and it becomes very frustrating. On the other hand, it only curls up when you're too close to it. Stay away, and you're (relatively) fine.
* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs: ''Beat Hazard'' is ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''VideoGame/{{Audiosurf}}'' on a cocktail of speed and acid, and depending on your seizure resistance, bath salts.
* [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome So Cool, It's Awesome]]: Were you expecting a simple twin-stick shooter to be this [[JustOneMoreLevel addicting]] and fun?
* ScrappyMechanic: The PC streaming function of the original ''Beat Hazard'' for the Xbox 360. If your music takes too long for the game load, it will immediately terminate your game; other times the game will play an entirely different track from the one you wanted. The Xbox 360 version of ''Ultra'' is even worse as it flat out fails to scan ''any'' music stored on your computer.
* [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Starg Changed It, Now It Sucks]]: A lot of things got changed in ''Beat Hazard Ultra'', and people have already complained over:
** The Perks system (and particularly being unable to get all the bonuses they previously had before the DLC due to needing more than the 3 slots allowed without ''Ultra'').
** The lack of the ship's inertia. The Xbox 360 version of ''Ultra'' does include an option for the ship's inertia though.
** Insane and Suicidal having to be unlocked manually rather than just by leveling up.
** [[SurpriseDifficulty The difficulty of the Easy difficulty.]]
** [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And the visual intensity of the background being completely separate from the difficulty selected.]]
** And in the case of the XBLIG version of the original game, an update that broke the game's ability to stream music from your PC (see ScrappyMechanic above).
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