* AwesomeMusic: Of course. This ''is'' an Awesome/{{SNK}} game. Here's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIdzihn3XxU Astro Guy's]] theme.
* NightmareFuel: Some of the monsters can be quite... unsettling
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbhcRdKNYUk Game over screen]] for the Genesis version.
** The death animations of the three playable monsters: Geon [[ImMelting dissolves into a puddle]], Atomic Guy is StrippedToTheBone, and Cyber Woo [[MechaMooks blows up in a rain of pieces]]. the bosses tend to just [[LudicrousGibs explode]].
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