* EnsembleDarkhorse: Alucard was a relatively minor character in this game, but he evidently had enough of a fanbase to later become the main character of ''Symphony of the Night''.
* ThatOneBoss: [[DittoFighter The Doppleganger]], who'll give you quite some trouble unless you use [[GoodBadBugs a rather well known glitch to defeat it.]] If you're playing a Trevor solo playthrough, you'd better have mad skillz.
* ThatOneLevel: Stage 7-5. The only way to advance was to wait for the falling blocks to form a platform for you to ascend. If you got hit by a falling block, you were likely dead, and had to repeat the process from the start.
** Stage 7 as a whole could count, seeing as it's about as long as 2 normal stages. The best part? The hardest parts are AFTER the falling blocks, so every time you game over, you have to go through them again.