* PortingDisaster: ''Giga Wing Generations'' uses a vertically-oriented monitor. The porting team neglected to offer a vertical option in the [=PS2=] port. Also, it runs at only 30 frames per second--not a desirable framerate for games demanding precision and reflexes.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Your character's HeroicSacrifice in the BittersweetEnding.]]
* TierInducedScrappy: Sinnosuke has the widest {{spread|Shot}} of the original ''Giga Wing'' characters. But that doesn't make him good for scoring: he tends to destroy everything on the screen at once, which makes it harder to collect all of the medals. This is not helped by his slow speed, a common trait amongst spread-type characters in ShootEmUps.