* EnsembleDarkhorse: An unusual case of the main character getting this treatment. When the first three ''Gallery'' games were released, the updated versions of the games with Mario and friends were [[WolverinePublicity the main attraction]]. After ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosMelee'', though, the Classic versions with Mr. Game & Watch got a lot more popular.
* GameBreaker: Restore Points in the 3DS Virtual Console releases of the first three ''Gallery'' games make getting five stars almost a non-issue. '''[[NintendoHard Almost]].'''
* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: ''Snoopy Tennis'' and ''Popeye'' were very popular in their day, so it's a shame that they likely won't see a rerelease even if ''Gallery 5'' ever comes along.
** Getting five stars on ''one'' game is hard enough, but unlocking a playable ''Zelda'' in the Gallery in ''4'' requires OneHundredPercentCompletion. That's 160 stars.
** The twenty stars in Game B of both versions of ''Boxing'' and ''Donkey Kong 3'' in ''4'' were multiplayer-only and [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo required a second Game Boy Advance]].