This episode provides examples of
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: The Viral insects
- Make My Monster Grow: Viral, in the 'Copinator' level
- Me's a Crowd: Cody helps the Turtles by uploading a cheat code that produces hundreds of Turtle clones
- Shout-Out: The 'Swampinator' level is a nod towards Super Mario Bros., right down to the name ''Super Fabio Brothers''
- Temporary Blindness: Mikey, when he gets slimed by the Viral bugs
- Unusual User Interface: The Gaminator's controllers react to their user's brain waves instead of having buttons to push