* AwesomeMusic: Dive Bar, JEO Main Stage, and New Angle Dojo. And especially Downworld. It's a shame the music is pretty quiet during matches.
* DudeNotFunny: The characters of Mr. N and Alex Jefailey are incredibly mean-spirited and spiteful. Jefailey may be worse, given that Alex Jebailey effectively paid money to be insulted (at least [[ActuallyPrettyFunny he got a kick out of it]]).
* HypeBacklash: DiveKick had a ton of hype before it's release. It was featured on fighting game tournament streams, was at any big gaming convention, and was even getting some press attention. After Divekick's release, the game's hype fell down at an almost 90 degree angle. Tournaments were not getting any entrants and streams became few and far in between. It didn't help that [[UnderNightInBirth newer]] [[BlazblueChronophantasma fighting]] [[KillerInstinct games]](DiveKick developers Iron Galaxy now work on KI) were being released and picked up the hype that Divekick had lost. There is a community still, but you are not going to see Divekick on the main stage a major fighting game tournament anytime soon. That most of its humor is based on mocking the FGC doesn't help; people tend not to play games that make fun of them.
* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: The fighting game community loves Divekick, largely for the down-to-the-essentials feel of it.
* PeripheryDemographic: It was designed as a parody of competitive fighting games. That said, it's also popular among competitive fighting game players due to being what a fighting game is meant to be (TabletopGame/{{chess}} with reflexes) without the need to learn enormous combos to even be decent.
* [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong Suspiciously Similar Stage]]: Adding further to shout-out parallels between Kick and ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' is an entire stage filled with them. It's a basketball court, and the music that plays is [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong an almost-but-not-quite a version of the show's famed intro song.]]
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: As of late, there has been a growing Hatedom for the game, saying that it has become a joke that now takes itself too seriously. People have also said that this game would have been better if it were just Dive and Kick.
** One of the loading screen tips lampshades this fact.
-->''"I liked this game better when Dive and Kick were the only two characters."''
** The drastic changes made to The Baz and S-Kill in ''Addition Edition'' were...controversial to say the least.
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