Fan Nickname: The Final Boss droid shaped like Ridley has been dubbed "Mecha-Ridley" by fans, in comparison to Ridley's cyborg form "Meta Ridley". However, other sources and circles may call it the "Ridley Robot" instead.
For reasons unknown, the speedrunning community calls it Iron Ted.
What Could Have Been: Artistically, Zero Mission was originally designed with a cartoony look that resembled a more detailed version of the original game's graphics. The design team later changed it to the mostly realistic-looking version it is now, after deciding a game with more realistic graphics would do better in North America, where the franchise is more popular.