Tropes found in the game
- A.K.A.-47: All of the planes are fictional variants of real ones.
- Genre Shift: A 2D top down shooter with free map movement ala Desert Fighter or Strike Series.
- Foregone Conclusion: Advance has you trying to protect the remaining independent republics from corporate takeover, but it's pretty clear in Electrosphere that it ended up happening anyway.
- No Export for You: The first game in the series not to see a Japanese release.