* AllAnimationIsDisney: Despite being 2-D animated, the game itself has been bashed on by gamers as well as the reviewers for criticizing it for its art style mimicking Disney. It seems to be heading towards Creator/DonBluth and [[TheSwanPrincess Richard Rich's]] work.
* ContestedSequel: Nowhere near as much as the universally-reviled ''VideoGame/KingsQuestMaskOfEternity'', but it still has a large number of detractors who don't like, among other things, the changes made to the ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' (and early-to-mid Sierra adventure games in general) formula, like the lack of HaveANiceDeath.
* EarWorm: The gravedigger's theme.
* GuideDangIt: The final puzzle. [[spoiler: The magic wand that can change the impostor troll king back has two settings, T and F, but unless you mouse over the one pixel at the bottom of the wand you'd never know. More annoying is that since it's a wand to change something back to its own shape, you'd think the T and F stand for True and False. Nope, they stand for ''Troll'' and ''Faerie'', so using the wand set to T on the fake troll king won't work, and you don't find out that the false king is one of the faeries until after you change him back.]]
* NightmareFuel: If you take a long time finding a way out of [[spoiler: the coffin]], the skeletons around it will start trying to force their way inside. If you take too long, a skull will poke through the wall eagerly. Cue the "You Have Died" screen.
* UglyCute: [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lPlOhaAM7jA/TDeygJ2Z01I/AAAAAAAAAQE/vh3RJGP0H6o/s1600/KQ7_RosTroll.jpg Troll!Rosella]]
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[ComicStrip/{{Buckles}} David Gilbert]], a comic strip cartoonist, worked as a key animator on the game as part of the Animotion staff in Syracuse.