!!The games
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: ''Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing'' is the U.S debut of Zobio and Zobiko, as ''House of the Dead EX'' was only released in Japan. However, ''All-Stars Racing'' never got a Japanese release.
* NamesTheSame: James Taylor and his partner Gary Stewart just happen to share the names of two well-known singer/songwriters from the 1970's. It's unknown whether this was a deliberate ShoutOut or a mere coincidence.
* NoDubForYou: The ''entire'' mainline series has exclusively English voices. The Japan-only ''EX'' has exclusivesly Japanese voices.
* NoExportForYou: ''Typing of the Dead 2'' and ''House of the Dead EX'' was never released outside of Japan.
** With exactly one exception: One Sega-operated arcade in China had it, presumably as an attempted location test. However, it never made it off the ground, and when the arcade closed, the machine left with it.
** Made worse when you realize that the main characters, Zobio and Zobiko, are in ''VideoGame/SonicAndSegaAllStarsRacing'', [[FridgeHorror but the game that they actually star in never even got a worldwide release.]]
** The UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 port of ''Typing of the Dead'': "Zombie Panic" was never released outside Japan.
** ''English of the Dead'' also stayed in Japan.
** House of the Dead 4 Special used to have two locations in North America: One in Las Vegas and one in New York. The one in Las Vegas broke down while the New York one was sold to a private collector, so playing it in the arcade is impossible over there. Luckily it was released on PS3 with the regular edition.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast port of ''House of the Dead 2'' was originally supposed to include the original ''[=HotD=]'' with improved graphics as an EmbeddedPrecursor, but it was never completed due to time constraints. An especially tragic example, because the only home versions of the game that ever did see release were two severely downgraded ports for the PC and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn.

!!The film
* ActorAllusion: Given when the protagonists meet Captain Victor Kirk:
-->'''Simon''': Oh great, here comes the [[Film/DasBoot u-boat captain]].
* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $12 million. Box office, $13,818,181.
* CreatorBacklash: It may come as a surprise to learn that Uwe Boll considers the film to be an absolute pile of crap, and his worst film to date. However, he insists that this is in no way, shape, or form down to him, and that the screenplay (which he couldn't make any changes to) was to blame.
* CreatorKiller: This is Boll's first serious movie, and his attitude about it and directing immediately put him in the infamous director category. Writer Mark Altman, whose screenplay Boll more or less disowned, was confirmed to not make it any further than C-list status, and this movie is one of the last bombs that eventually led to maker Artisan Entertainment to be taken over by Lionsgate within a year, and this is coming after a terrible 2000/2001 slate that started their descent.