* BreatherLevel: The Ammunition Depot can be this if you play it after Desolation Canyon or the Gold Mine, with a lot fewer bullets flying at you, allowing you to breathe and only 3 easy to kill unique enemies along with the standard.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHXDms0SGlA&list=PL55360683916994DC soundtrack as a whole]] is pretty awesome. Some samples:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHXDms0SGlA Main theme]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm1FMR4VPis Carson City]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa0esBZNGa0 Desolation Canyon]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DCsfnjqIb0 Ammunition Depot]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxBGIe00ecU Boss music]]
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol1dg6QCxE8 The Reloaded version]] takes this UpToEleven.
* ScrappyMechanic: ''Reloaded''[='s=] multiplayer has been criticized for having everyone share lives and allowing no continues should everyone die, especially since the original's two-player mode didn't have those limitations. Additionally, there's no difficulty switch for multiplayer,[[note]]It seems to be tied to number of players, so 2 players play through the Easy Mode stages, while 3 players play through the Normal stages, and so on.[[/note]] so you can't experience every stage the game offers with friends.